Grandville

Grandville

Mon Amour

eBook - 2009
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Convicted psychotic killer and extremist fanatic Edward Mad Dog Mastock violently escapes the guillotine's blade in the Tower of London to once again terrorize the Socialist Republic of Britain.But dogging Mastock's bloody footsteps is his longtime adversary and nemesis, Detective Inspector Archie LeBrock, at odds with Scotland Yard and intent on bringing Mastock's horrific murder spree to an end, once and for all. Aided by his friend and colleague Detective Roderick Ratzi, LeBrock follows the trail of carnage to Paris, otherwise known as Grandville, the largest city in a world dominated by the French Empire and the prime target of Mastock's sadistic terrorism. Can LeBrock capture the Mad Dog before he can mete out his final vengeance, or will LeBrock's own quest for redemption be dragged to ground by the demons of his past? The badger is back! Set three weeks after the finale of Grandville Bryan Talbot's critically acclaimed steampunk graphic novel Grandville Mon Amour explores an alternate art nouveau world populated by intelligent animals, a human underclass, robot automatons, and advanced steam technology that power everything from hansom cabs to iron flying machines. * Grandville Mon Amour is the second in a planned series of Grandville graphic novels. * The world of Grandville is described by Talbot as like Jules Verne and Sherlock Holmes directed by Quentin Tarantino with animals! * [On Grandville] Every panel is a work of art. -Booklist. --Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse ; 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781621152286
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (97 pages : chiefly color illustrations)
Alternative Title: Mon amour

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bibliobishi
Jan 10, 2015

Great graphics, great storyline, great characters and humourous too. The steampunk setting gives the books an edge and lifts them. Can't rate them enough.

Treesong Oct 19, 2013

Just as beautiful as the first book, and better plotted. Highlier recommended.

Treesong Oct 19, 2013

I don't know what moved him to do an anthropomorphic graphic novel series, but he did a bang-up job of it. The art is gorgeous: the exciting carriage chase that opens the book, the Grandville architecture, the redoubtable Inspector LeBrock...every page is a delight. My only gripe is that the villains are shown as ineffective, given their past successes. Highly recommended.

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callig
Mar 02, 2012

Great stuff! He really has the knack of making animal faces look human. I've not seen this done as well since the Blacksad series.

Well worth a gander, even for none comic book people, like me!

theorbys Nov 15, 2011

Author/artist Bryan Talbot has lavished a great deal of care in realizing the amazing characters and locales of his anthropomorphic steampunk graphic novel. This is the kind of graphic literature that can provoke a quasi-total immersion experience if you meet it half way.
It's a genuine labor of love and shows it, nay flaunts it.

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GuyN
Dec 04, 2010

I'm not one for graphich novels or steampunk, but this coherent story is so well illustrated and written that I truly enjoyed it. There is blood splattering violence and mild nudity, neither of which I need, but somehow the animal faced characters work well and Victorean steampunk Paris never looked better. The full color inside is almost as dramatic as the less detailed cover.

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