– A mammoth in comics, the colossus Javier Cercas in Polar and other thrills
Monster is working on monstrous escapes in crime fiction this weekend. But not only…
“Mister Mammoth”, a lonely transatlantic colossus
comics Mister Mammoth, a seven-foot-tall colossus with a battered face, is said to be the best in his role. Private detective, this mysterious loner with a gruff appearance solves the most complicated cases in a few hours. When a billionaire who made his fortune in tech calls him about a blackmail case, he accepts the challenge anyway.
Because behind the banality of this case, something else could be hiding… The transatlantic creation “Mister Mammoth” is scripted by Matt Kindt for the French designer Jean-Denis Pendanx. As the author of a multifaceted work, the American delivers a convoluted plot that only reveals snippets of various elements about his hero. Continuation and conclusion of this dark seventies thriller at the end of June.PMU
“Mr Mammoth” Matt Kindt and Jean-Denis Pendanx Ed. Futuropolis, 56 p.
“Independence”, the continuation of the adventures of Melchor
Black novel After “Terra Alta”, Javier Cercas digs into the black vein with the scale of his romantic and political expertise. One and the other, inseparable in the Spanish activist, come together in a skillful police inspector to go down in history. Transferred from his provinces to the capital, Melchor Marín, stubborn vigilante, ex-convict, negotiates this flirtation with reality, the author’s old obsession.
As with Simenon or Montalbán, the cop struggles with his soul as much as his business, here a case of a sextape in the Catalan upper class and his silk-raised descendants. In Barcelona’s seedy circles, the same caste spirit reigns between the caïds and the pimps in a strange intimacy that Javier Cercas weaves into science. To be continued.KEY
“Independence” Javier Cercas Ed. Actes Sud, 340 pp.
Holy badger who wants to fish monsters!
youth Olivier Desvaux writes and draws about hills and valleys and even through forests… A mostly thoughtful painter, this Norman from Rouen, with the same sense of landscape that characterizes his oil paintings, began with children’s literature abstraction. Luckily, in the adventures of Les Amis du Bois sans mousse, these wastelands are populated by rowdy characters.
For the second part of the campaign, the artist focuses on a fishing trip. Dreams of greatness hatch under Badger’s hat, which is quickly taunted by his friend Renard. Anyway, the animal is convinced that a whale is spawning in these waters… As he pulls a carp out of the pond, the plump young lady, careful not to get fried, begins to babble on. And like La Fontaine’s Fables, Badger gives in to the lure of winning. A perfectly constructed property, an innovatively seductive design: what more could you ask for? That’s the question! KEY
“Badger and the Pond Monster” Oliver Desvaux Ed. Didier Jugend, 32 p.
Dark night and bright characters
thriller Camille, mother of a handicapped child, cooks and waits like every evening in “Gourmet Sin”, a café near the motorway. She didn’t want to lower the blinds even though a serial killer was on the hunt. Across the street, someone is watching him work, arguing with Noam, a former Iraqi professor-turned-security guard. A strange character appears. The killer?
Everyone protects their secrets in this night camera. If we always know what time it is, the rest is just hypocrisy because everyone lies. “The Nonexistent” are those shadow lives who work to earn enough to survive. It’s also these missing persons that haunt the characters. In a breathtaking story, the French-speaking Catherine Rolland plunges into this world of night, sadness, renunciation, without going completely black, thanks to the humanity of her characters.SCREAM