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The Incal, Book 1: Orphan of the City Shaft

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Originally created by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Moebius, the world of The Incal has inspired writers and artists around the world for decades. This volume allows readers to catch up on John Difool's history and witness the very beginnings of a story that is considered to be one of the best comics in the world. The tale begins with young John Difool, as he tries to survive r

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Paperback, 1st edition, 151 pages
Published October 2002 by Humanoids
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Jan Philipzig
Corruption, Exploitation, Cruelty - Welcome to the Jodoverse!

Written by Alejandro Jodorowsky and illustrated by Moebius and others, The Incal was published sporadically in French between 1981 and 2014. It is now widely considered a sci-fi classic, and its universe has become known as the "Jodoverse": a place marked by corruption, exploitation, and cruelty - a world, in short, that increasingly resembles our own. This prequel to the series was originally published from the late 1980s to the mid-9
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Shelves: graphic-novels
Plenty for you to lay your eyes on, but I feel like the book suffers some in this translation. Dialogue seems stiff and I can't tell if that is by design. Still enjoyable and entertaining, and it does effectively whet my appetite for more in this world.
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Dec 31, 2015 Blair rated it liked it
A big disappointment. I'd been led to believe that this was a classic of European comics but while the art by Moebius is great the story leaves a lot to be desired.
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Also credited as Alexandro Jodorowsky

Better known for his surreal films El Topo and The Holy Mountain filmed in the early 1970s, Alejandro Jodorowsky is also an accomplished writer of graphic novels and a psychotherapist. He developed Psychomagic, a combination of psychotherapy and shamanic magic. His fans have included John Lennon and Marilyn Manson.
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