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La foire aux immortels

(Nikopol #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  685 ratings  ·  23 reviews
It's the year 2023 and Alcide Nikopol has been revived from a state of suspended animation after 30 years orbiting Earth. In the meantime, the planet has suffered two nuclear wars, and France is ruled by the ruthless dictator J.F. Choublanc. The immortal gods of Egyptian antiquity have also reawakened to revive their rule over humanity, and they now hover above the crumbli ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 62 pages
Published July 1980 by Dargaud
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Michael Finocchiaro
This is the core of Bilal's mature work. A fascinating gripping drama with individual watercolors on each frame, Le foire aux immortels is one of the best francophone graphic novels of the 90s hands-down.
Nuno Ribeiro
The very first Enki Bilal I read. And probably the book that showed me BD/Comics were so much more than I grew up believing they were.
J.G. Keely
There's something so indulgent about French stories, which is at the same time their strength and their downfall. They lilt along, laughing and provoking, never shying away, but there is also a lack of self-editing there that tends to leave them a bit silly and unfocused.

Sometimes, I think it's a problem of translation, and this translation is so unusually literal from the French, as if it were meant for primary English readers who understand the French language and culture, but who are unable t
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Cristina
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Com fotos em https://osrascunhos.com/2017/01/31/a-...

á muito me tinham falado de uma época anterior de Enki Bilal onde os desenhos eram mais definidos e fantásticos, onde as histórias eram mais imaginativas e a totalidade mais fascinante. Conhecendo apenas os albums mais recentes (e gostando do estilo inóspito, pós-apocalíptico, desesperado e nostálgico) o que encontrei nesta dupla de histórias foi um tom ainda mais estranho e alienígena, uma falta de esperança de ironia forte onde o deserto est
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Helmut
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Umgekehrter Psychopompos
Neulich, im Spiegel, ein Hinweis darauf, wie sich die Welt bald schnell ändern wird. Solche Prophezeiungen gibt es immer wieder; selten genug bewahrheiten sie sich. Die wahren Propheten der SF sind seltener, als man denkt - das meiste überschätzt die Wandlungsfähigkeit unserer Gesellschaft, oder unterschätzt die Tendenz der immer stärker werdenden Wirtschaftswelt, den status quo der Konsumgesellschaft aufrechtzuerhalten. Man macht heutzutage einfach mehr Geld mit lebenden
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Lionel
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Ma première lecture de Bilal et... je reste un peu sur ma faim. C'est pas mal mais je déteste l'idée des dieux égyptiens. Graphiquement, c'est pas mal, je sais pas ce que ca valait a l'époque mais aujourd'hui c'est pas révolutionnaire....
Dr Zorlak
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dr by: pedro.cabiya@gmail.com
Shelves: graphic-novel
Bilal es un genio gráfico: su dominio del color, la composición compacta, las texturas y el trazo clásico hacen de esta novela gráfica un deleite. La narrativa, Jodorowskyana a más no poder, tiene sus momentos de originalidad que la desgajan de su fuente de inspiración.

Al igual que Estela, de Morvan y Buchet, esta es una de las obras más infravaloradas de nuestra era, envenenada con el cáncer de los superhéroes gringos.

Y dicho sea de paso, de aquí fue Vaughan sacó a Lying Cat, copiando a Gogol,
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vi macdonald
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
I nearly gave this a 3 because the artwork is really good - but the writing is just so awful I just couldn't bring myself to do it.
Pascale
Je voulais savoir si le film se rapprochait de la BD...
Zana
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A edição que li não é esta, mas uma que inclui «A Feira dos Imortais» (d'A Trilogia Nikopol) e «O Sono do Monstro» (primeiro acto), Colecção Grandes Autores de Banda Desenhada, Co-Edição Asa Editores e Público, Fev 2008

1. Mental note: rever o filme «Immortel, Ad Vitam» (2004), de Bilal, depois de lida A Trilogia Nikopol completa.

2. «O Sono do Monstro» tem continuação, facto do qual não fui avisada. Um escândalo.

3. Em «O Sono do Monstro», a narrativa não é linear, o que é particularmente trágico
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Mathieu
Aug 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Je viens de relire "La Foire aux immortels", ayant eu envie suite à l'exposition sur Bilal au musée des Arts et métiers, de me replonger dans son univers si particulier.

Même si de très nombreux éléments sont très bons, deux choses m'empêchent d'adhérer totalement à cette première grande trilogie de Bilal : 1) le dessin de ce premier tome est encore quelque peu engoncé et manque de fluidité et 2) le ton parfois trop désabusé des personnages produit une sorte de trivialisation des enjeux que Bilal
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Julio
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bd, cf
Otra re-lectura, rescatada de ese tesoro de BDs/Comic que es Issuee. Issuee es como el YouTube de los Comics. Con un buscador menos brillante, quizá, pero con un poco de paciencia puedes desenterrar perlas raras y maravillosas, como esta. Imposible, creo, encontrar nada de Enki Bilal en mi país. Son lejanos recuerdos de mi juventud universitaria que explotaron al encontrar y reconocer la tapa de esta BD. Me encantó re-leerla. Los ecos de la magia del dibujo exquisito y onírico de Bilal siguen in ...more
Mel
Awhile ago I watched the film version of the comics, and had been meaning to read the originals. I will admit I found this VERY difficult! There was just so much sitting and talking, and politics. I found an English version, and read that afterwards and managed to catch all the things I missed. It was just a bit disappointing. The plot wasn't all that much, and the setting just kinda unpleasant. I wanted the gods to have done more. But I'm still glad I read it.
Carla
Jun 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-own, portuguese, 2012
I don't know what I was expecting but it felt like something was lacking. Maybe depth to the story or I'm missing something there. I did like the art, the gods, the way history repeats itself, but it could've gone further and deeper into some themes, I think.
G.G. Melies
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lo mejor de lo mejor. Difícil igualar esas atmósferas oscuras y surrealistas. A los que le gustan DC o Marvel deberían probar la excelencia de un artista verdadero.
¡No deje de disfrutarlo!

amazon.com/author/ggmelies
Timo
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Olinpa kokonaan unohtanu, kuin pirun hyvä tämä oli.
Ja sen, että mulla on tuossa mestartin itsensä signeeraus.
Oscar
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Qué es Euki Bilal?
nettan - the road so far...
It’s been ages since I red this graphic novel, but when I stumble over the amazing novel "Saga" it made me think about Bilal and the Nikopol trilogy.

And it still is rather good :D
Dony Grayman
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: decto, ed-esp
Tomo 2 de la Colección Bilal pero 1 de la Trilogía Nikopol.
Raluca
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graph
Very nice reading, looking forward for the next ones.
Franz Katla
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really love Bilals graphic novels, they are dark and beautiful. I love the weird futuristic meets ancient egypt-thing.
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