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Âme rouge

(Blacksad #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  3,202 ratings  ·  127 reviews
" Je restai plus d'une heure à observer en silence avant d'ouvrir la bouche et de rompre cet instant magique de création. Cet être à la santé fragile se transformait en tornade quand il sentait dans sa main le contact d'un pinceau et l'odeur de peinture lui collait au museau ". ...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published November 18th 2005 by Dargaud (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jan 19, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
So beautiful art, so pointless and thin story.
But the art is really gorgeous, looking at the pictures justifies buying this book.
But the story.... if the story would be even half as good as art, this would be better. Now it is just pointless.


umm I like the personal touch.

Fitting into slot 30 of Lena's reading challenge. A book with pictures - and what pictures.
4 stars for the graphics, 2 stars for the story. I still love love love the visual side of these stories, the details are incredible and the graphics drive the story forward. Sadly the story in this one was paper thin. Which, given how much potential there was with communism and attitudes and past choices, is such a wasted opportunity. While there was an attempt to get more shades in a black and white story, it didn't work. And I'm bummed, because you could have gotten so much good out of the pr ...more
Dávid Novotný
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Firs time I've read this, I wasn't familiar with witchhunt for communist in the USA. Now after few years, it makes more sense, and I was more pulled into the story. It's sad, little bit melancholic, with good guys not winning exactly, and that's what I liked about it. ...more
Dec 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels

I quite enjoyed this volume of Blacksad, I think the main character is growing on me and the secondary ones are all complex and interesting.

Really enjoying the connections in each volume to different historical events! Not as good as VOl 2 but still, a very enjoyable read.
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5, best one so far!
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: euro-comics
the ending hit hard
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sad story of our corrupt world, when good people are used for the bad...
Fredrik Strömberg
The third volume, and this time with the almost inevitable theme of communism and the McCarthyism, as these stories, even though they are anthropomorphic and fictitious, are clearly set in the US in the 1950s. It's a good story, with many references to historical events, including an anthropomorphic version of Hitler himself. Makes me think of Jason's excellent book I Killed Adolf Hitler.

And Guarnido's art is as crisp as ever, using the anthropomorphic theme visually in ways I've never seen bef
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The plot is a bit thin, it deserved way more than the fifty something pages, particularly given the rich historical background of this episode. Nevertheless, the art is flawless as usual and I cannot help to be drawn to this fantastic zoo-noir world over and over again.
Blake Carson
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
(Reviewed the 1-3 collection, copied to 1-3 individual issues)

Awe-inspiring artwork on every page and a lead that’s hard not to love makes Blacksad a remarkable reading experience. Of the three stories in this collected edition, “Arctic Nation” had the best mystery and excitement but all three of the stories were dark, sexy, and mesmerizing. With a classic film-noir aesthetic, you can practically hear the soft jazz music dance around you and taste the cigarette smoke wafting through the air as c
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics-thriller
This story broaches upon another most debated subject - the hidrogen bomb. A team of 12 scientists are in the process of developing it. The debate is going strong in favor of the tremendous amount of energy derived from it and against its destructive nature. An unknown party is doing its part in trying to stop the research by killing one of the 12 scientists. Blacksad is the bodyguard of another one of them and investigates the murder while trying to protect his client who is also being targeted ...more
Jan vanTilburg
Blacksad in love.
Set against the backdrop of a McCarthy type era, things do not work out as wished.
This time “high” politics and WWII behaviour consequences are Blacksad’s main worries.
His old benefactor Otto Liebber appears to have secrets of his own. Now seeking redemption for his past. And Blacksad is there to protect him...

This time the scenario (Canales) is not as gruesome and dark as the previous books. But it is again about how people in high places are abusing their power.
As always the g
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A slightly more complex plot than usual kind of supercedes the bounds of the single-issue format, but kudos to Canales for attempting a red scare conspiracy thriller whose apocalyptic implication nevertheless never quiiite hit as well as they should, as well as the ending wrapping perhaps too neata bow on things.

Alma Mayer all-timer furry waifu??? perhaps??
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blacksad gets involved in a case of communist espionage. The volume continues with the fantastically elaborate art that brings the noir aesthetic of the series with the signature anthropomorphic animal characters.
Julián Rivera
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite so far of the Blacksad comics. This one touches on a Cold War theme, which I personally love, and involves much deeper characters from tomes 1 and 2. The love sub-plot is engaging and the end holds a bittersweet taste to it.
Aritra  Dasgupta
Really liked this one. Obviously this is heavily rooted in real history. Yeah. Not a lot of words to say really. This is right now the best one of the bunch, though it's still not good enough to be a favourite, but all this is growing on me. ...more
Dec 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Another interesting story, with an historical background quite fascinating once again transposed in this universe.
Jan 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the art style of this series, but I don't have the heart to continue because I'm so peeved by the fact that all the female characters look human. ...more
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
stunning drawings, good story
Luke Mosher
Blacksad continues to dazzle me. This one is a cold war/blacklist story, lots of fun.
Dec 28, 2020 rated it liked it
My least favorite so far, but I still love this cat.
Mar 27, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-prose
A weird and far-fetched story... but I like Allen Ginsberg poem in it... graphics are fine, as always.
Katja Vartiainen
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Again the amazing illustration and this time a more intriguing story, with historical and political elements. The colors are amazing, and the details of the illustration- wow. The characters an the animals chosen for them match well. Loved it!
Willem van den Oever
The quality of the Blacksad-series continues to stay at a top-level, proves the third entry of the black private eye cat. After examining political corruption and Hollywood in the first book and race riots, the Klan and Jim Crow in the second one, the duo Díaz Canales (script) and Guarnido (art) now focus on communist paranoia, the Cold War and beat poetry in “Ame Rouge” (Red Soul).

During an easy-money assignment, John Blacksad bumps into an old friend of the past. Professor Otto Liebber pulled
João  Jorge
While not as good as previous volumes, this is still a highly enjoyable read. Technically, this volume is once again, brilliant. Amazing drawings, full of detail in magnificent environments and stupendous facial expressions. Its a pleasure to just flip the pages, for such fabulous art.
Its the story department that could have used some work. This time Blacksad is in the middle of the communist witch hunt but its all very loosely explored. The plot never seems to come together. The story never de
This time the anthropomorphic private eye Blacksad gets his hard boiled detective act on among early 50's communists and intellectuals. He meets beat poets and scientists, there's lots of smoking, a beautiful but sad woman and a murder. Just like I said about the volume 2 of Blacksad, the stories themselves might not be anything spectacularly original. But they are well told and entertaining.

The thing I like best about these, is the fact that Canales can really tell a story visually, using the "
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Juan Díaz Canales is a Spanish comics artist and an animated film director, known as the co-creator of Blacksad.

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