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La belle mort

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3.08  ·  Rating details ·  190 ratings  ·  27 reviews
La fin de l’humanité a eu lieu. Les insectes venus de l’espace infini sont maintenant les maîtres de la terre.
À quoi bon résister ? Voilà ce que se répètent jour après jour Wayne, Jeremiah et Scham, uniques survivants de l’invasion dévastatrice.
Cherchant un but, une destinée justifiant leur futile présence dans un monde en ruine, ils ne se doutent pas qu’ils font partie d’
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by Ankama Editions
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Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
J'ai beaucoup aimé les dessin, mais pas le scénario.
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: bd-manga
Cela a été une jolie lecture, intrigante, dérangeante sans être pour autant un coup de cœur.
Je n’ai pas été emportée par le scénario bien que je l’ai trouvé intéressant. Il m’a manqué un petit quelque chose.

Tout du long de la bd, j’avais ce sentiment de déjà vu : un monde post-apocalyptique, trahison, théorie du complot, la prise de contrôle, la manipulation féminine pour la préservation de l’espèce...
Mais surtout, je suis restée avec pas mal de questions en suspens à la fin de ma lecture.

Le s
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-books, french
Le contexte apocalyptique (plein d'insectes) était très sympa et le côté survie bien explicité, avec suffisamment d'informations pour qu'on comprenne ce qui avait amené les personnages jusqu'à ce point de leur vie. Comme j'aime beaucoup la patte artistique de Bablet, c'était très agréable de parcourir les pages, mais l'histoire a moins fonctionné avec moi. Si je l'ai lue sans problème, ni ennui, l'ensemble est resté plat au niveau émotionnel (alors que j'ai apparemment développé un certain attac ...more
Lea Saurusrex
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Finalement un peu déçue alors que j'adore le trait de Mathieu Bablet, et que je garde un souvenir très fort de Shangri-La.

J'ai trouvé cet opus moins bon, pas sur le dessin, mais plutôt sur le scénario, dans les dialogues, dans l'histoire en général. Si j'admire le côté novateur de la dystopie, et si j'adore le retournement de situation du début, j'ai l'impression que plus la lecture avance plus ça devient un peu n'importe quoi, et je me suis complètement perdue, mais pas de manière agréable.

Jul 22, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
It took me too much time to finish this, every time I jumped into, after one page I had to stop. I didn't like it at all. It was bad and sooo confusing sometimes. I also do not understand how many people adore the artwork, but okay. Some buildings and scenes were nice and interesting to look at, but otherwise, this whole story was a waste of time for me.
Still better than Amaltea I guess, so 1,5/5.
Nima Ghadiri
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I love tales of dystopian or post-apocalyptic words, I chanced upon "The Beautiful Death", a new 5-part series from French creator Mathieu Bablet. This is titled La Belle Mort in French, which undoubtedly sounds more enticing. I glanced at a few scenes and was immediately reminded of some classic horror manga by the Japanese legend which is Kazuo Umezu, as well as the great Junji Ito.

Basically, this is a tale set on our planet, where insects of varying sizes have taken over and humanity, as w
Carla A
The beautiful art with the boring story.
2,5/5 Très jolis décors
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, the art's pretty, in an urban apocalyptic way. We have a few survivors in a world where the insects 'rule' (but the how and why of the actual catastrophe are skipped over, and for much of the story, bugs are a background character ), but the true master appears to be ennui. Our primary trio wander and collect canned food and complain about still being alive. It culminates in an action sequence that is more confusing than enthralling, and the relationships between the characters just don't ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Premise: "The end of the world has happened... and the insects won." This amazing book was written, drawn and colored by Mathieu Bablet in 2011. I read the English translation by Titan Comics (2018). This is a story about three guys trying to survive in a New York-like metropolis years after insectoids from outer space basically wiped out all of humanity. They seem to be the only ones left. The city, or what's left of it, is the main character in the story. Bablet's detailed cityscapes are a mar ...more
Sep 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, beautifully illustrated: a lovely, detailed and singular style (especially good in the city landscapes and character expressions) with a clever colour palette, only occasionally losing control of storytelling.

After a fantastically misdirected opening, for the first couple of issues, a slow and haunting tale of survivors in a ravaged city, scavenging and hiding from inevitable, if unseen, invaders. Then something happens; story and character elements go unexplained, the focus shifts
Dakota Morgan
A trio of wanderers try to find a reason to stay alive in a world left empty of humans by a vast bug invasion. That's the appealing way to describe The Beautiful Death, the kind of description that would fit neatly on the back cover. Really, The Beautiful Death is a bunch of well-illustrated nonsense that jumps around in time with minimal connecting tissue. Ultimately, there's some kinda acid trip mind-meld with the bugs, but by that point I was thoroughly checked out. The best part by far is th ...more
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm gonna be honest. I didn't get this one. I usually adore graphic novels, but I just didn't quite get it. I am 100% sure that says more about me then the book itself. The art was beautiful and the last couple of pages absolutely heartbreaking in picture and prose in the best possible way. Just didn't quite make the whole thing worth it to me though...
Darcy Roar
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphics
The art is lovely and strange (especially the huge cityscapes with giant bugs) but the story hops around too much to be really enjoyable. Its also crazy bleak. Buuuuuut, if you like post apocalypse fiction &/or bugs this might be the graphic novel for you!
Dean Simons
A pretty solid 3 stars. The art is splendid, the story drifts all over the place then attempts to coalesce into something cliched. It probably needed more planning as there is a lot missing that would make the characters remotely interesting and the scenario more fulfilling.
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bd
Notre monde a été en partie détruit par une invasion d'insectes venus d'on-ne-sait-où... Trois hommes survivent tant bien que mal dans la ville dévastée, avec le peu de ressources qu'il reste. Des années peuvent passer avant qu'ils ne comprennent ce qui est arrivé, et le rôle qu'ils ont à jouer...
Feb 02, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So awful. And confusing.
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
2.5. Dark and weird, which I usually like, but it didn't really work for me here.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bonito arte pero la historia le queda corta.
John Utech
Just not my cup of tea. Beautiful looking book.
Thiago Braun
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, quadrinhos
A arte é muito boa, a história é excessivamente viajada. (Li uma tradução amadora, lerei novamente no idioma original. Um dia.)
Artur Coelho
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
La Belle Mort é uma visão peculiarmente francófona sobre o tema dos mundos pós-apocalípticos. Numa desolada mega cidade em ruínas, os poucos sobreviventes de uma invasão de insectos alienígenas que exterminou a espécie humana vêem-se envolvidos num jogo de forças, manipulados por insectos que não querem partilhar o destino que lhes é reservado pela rainha: serem aniquilados com o planeta assim que esta partir pela galáxia à procura de mais recursos para se alimentar.

Esta premissa curiosa desenv
Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Une drôle d'histoire d'invasion par des insectoïdes extra-terrestres.
Ce qui marque dans ce récit, plus que le scénario ... curieux ... c'est le dessin : l'auteur joue sur les quadrillages des immeubles pour nous plonger dans une espèce de vertige complètement incroyable.
Quand je dis que le scénario est curieux, je ne dis pas qu'il est mauvais, juste qu'il n'est pas forcément très lisible, surtout dans sa deuxième partie qui devient un peu mystico-bizarre d'une façon qui me rappelle L'incal (ce q
Matt Mazenauer
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
This story bored me. There was some potential, but each time it got me interested, it would promptly take a turn to push me away again. Decent art, though nothing too memorable. Finally, there were a few instances where it was puzzling to follow, one of the setbacks to the presumably lesser editing that goes into indie comics.
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Beaucoup de travail pour raconter pas grand chose. 2 vraiment juste pour les décors qui sont très impressionnants, mais qui sentent un peu trop akira.
Sergey Mohov
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Beautiful, but not as perfected as Adrastée.
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La belle mort (5 books)
  • The Beautiful Death #1
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  • The Beautiful Death #3
  • The Beautiful Death #4
  • The Beautiful Death #5
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