Bande Dessinee in English

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European comics in English! Less than one percent of European comics are translated into English. Often the U.S. print runs are miniscule in comparison with the European print run and sometimes the English language versions become quite rare. Along with French Bande Dessinee, you will also find here comics originally published in Italy and Spain.

 
Frederic Bezian, Bezian, Frederic, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket, Los Angeles, Humanoids, 2016, 1st, 9781594651434, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 168 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An early Frédéric Bézian series from 1989. All three volumes collected and in English.  No one remains unscathed in this...

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Adrastea
  $30.00
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Mathieu Bablet, Bablet, Mathieu, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Louis, MO, Magnetic / Lion Forge, 9781951719425, 11.9 inches, 9.1 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

After 1000 years on his throne, the immortal former king of Hyperborea sets out for Mount Olympus to ask the gods why he was cursed with such a condition,...

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Agrippina
  $25.00
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Claire Bretecher, Bretecher, Claire, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light wear, very flat, tight, clean), Methuen, London, 1991, 1st, 11.8 inches, 8.75 inches, 50 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This is a translation of the Claire Bretécher's bestselling comic strip series Agrippine. Translated from the French by Fiona Cleland. From...

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Albert and the Others
  $40.00
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Guy Delisle, Delisle, Guy, One lower corner lightly rubbed otherwise Fine (Flat, tight, clean), Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly, 2007, 1st, 978-1897299272, 8.5 inches, 6 inches, 72 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

Out of print. A great collection of 26 short wordless comic stories about men (named alphabetically from Albert to Zoltan) and their trials and...

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An Enchantment
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Christian Durieux, Durieux, Christian, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, New York, NBM, 2013, 1st English language printing, 9781561637058, 11.25 inches, 10.375 inches, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Those two, they never should have met. In the night, in a long corridor pinned with ancient dreams, they make of this encounter a...

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Typex, Typex, Very Fine, London, SelfMadeHero, 2018, 1st, 9781910593585, 10.25 inches, 7.25 inches, 568 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

Typex's monumental graphic biography of the King of Pop Art. Five years in the making, the Dutch cartoonist's second graphic novel (after Rembrandt) is a...

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Typex, Typex, Light bump to one corner otherwise Very Fine, London, SelfMadeHero, 2018, 1st, 9781910593585, 10.25 inches, 7.25 inches, 568 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

Typex's monumental graphic biography of the King of Pop Art. Five years in the making, the Dutch cartoonist's second graphic novel (after Rembrandt) is a...

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Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Thief
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Vincent Mallie, Mallie, Vincent, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Louis, MO, Magnetic / Lion Forge, 2022, 1st, 9781951719470, 10.9 inches, 8.7 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A new edition of the first Arsene Lupin novel beautifully illustrated by artist Vincent Mallie. In 1907, Author Maurice Leblanc released the first...

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Asphalt Blues
  $35.00
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Jaouen, Jaouen, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Humanoids, Los Angeles, 2022, 9781643375052, 12.6 inches, 9.4 inches, 208 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

When star-crossed lovers who shared a youthful romance are catapulted into bleak and separate futures, they begin to question the meaning of their lives and...

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Aster of Pan
  $30.00
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Merwan, Merwan, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Louis, MO, Magnetic / Lion Forge, 2021, 1st, 9781942367949, 11.2 inches, 8.75 inches, 200 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Not since Fausse Garde has Merwan displayed such exciting fight choreography. Merwan's first solo album in English. From the publisher: The year...

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Asterix and the Falling Sky
  $15.00
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Albert Uderzo, Uderzo, Albert, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, London, Orion Books, 2005, 1st, 978-0752875484, 9 inches, 12 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the back cover: The Gauls have only one fear: that the sky may fall on their heads tomorrow. But tomorrow never comes, says Chief Vitalstatistix. Or...

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Pau
Baboon!
  $15.00
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Pau, Pau, Very Fine, Dark Horse, Milwaukie, 2020, 9781506717951, 9 inches, 6 inches, 120 pages, color, Softcover, English

A wordless graphic novel by the writer and artist of Atlas and Axis. From the publisher: A baboon fights its way back to its rightful spot in the...

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Bad Break
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Philippe Riche, Riche, Philippe, Humanoids, 2013, 1st American, 9781594650475, 10.5 inches, 7.75 inches, 216 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

We were so impressed with Philippe Riche, we carried his books in their French editions long before they were translated into English. This collects Pas de...

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Jean-Claude Forest, Forest, Jean-Claude, Limited to 1200 copies, Very Fine, Humanoids, Los Angeles, 2014, 1st, 16 inches, 12 inches, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Jean-Claude Forests timeless Erotic Sci-Fi series recounting the spatial adventures of the beautiful titular character in a brand new English-language...

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Enrico Marini, Marini, Enrico, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, DC Comics, Burbank, 2018, 9781401283322, 12.5 inches, 8.45 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Enrico Marini's original two-volume Batman story was first published in France by Dargaud. This is the English language hardcover collection. From the...

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Enrico Marini, Marini, Enrico, Very Fine, DC Comics, New York, 2021, 9781779510211, 12.3 inches, 8.1 inches, 144 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

A young mother and her daughter appear on Bruce Wayne's doorstep, and the famously wealthy playboy is rocked by the news that they bring. When the child...

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Betty Blues
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Very Fine, Renaud Dillies, Dillies, Renaud, Paquet, 2007, 1st, 80 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English, English

This was the first English language edition of this French album. Musician Little Rice Duck has the blues. His fiancee, Betty, charmed by champagne and...

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Betty Blues
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Renaud Dillies, Dillies, Renaud, Very Fine, NBM, New York, 2013, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Little Rice Duck has built himself quite the reputation around the West Wood, playing his trumpet in bars with their smoky, sweaty...

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Betty Blues (Signed 1st)
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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Renaud Dillies, Dillies, Renaud, Paquet, 2007, 1st, 80 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

This was signed by the artist at our booth at San Diego Comic-Con in 2007: the artist's first appearance in America. The first English language edition of...

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Elian Black'Mor, Carine-M, Black'Mor, Carine-M, Elian, Fine, Insight, San Rafael, 2015, 1st, 9.5 inches, 12 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher Élian Black'Mor is a writer, illustrator, and graphic designer who chose to disappear behind his penname to better play with...

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Brigada Book One
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Enrique Fernandez, Fernandez, Enrique, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Chicago, Magnetic Press, 2016, 1st, 9781942367321, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 112 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: If you can't trust the man beside you, put him before you. Called back from retirement to command a brigade of remorseless...

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Bubbles & Gondola
  $17.00
Fine, Renaud Dillies, Dillies, Renaud, NBM, 2011, 1st, 9781561636112, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the Publisher: On a background of Django Reinhardt, this jewel of poetic fantasy is a fairy tale for all ages with spot on observations about...


Penelope Bagieu, Bagieu, Penelope, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, New York, First Second, 2017, 1st, 978-1626725461, 8.5 inches, 6 inches, 272 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An English translation of the French graphic novel. From the publisher: California Dreamin' from Pénélope Bagieu depicts Mama Cass as...

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Penelope Bagieu, Bagieu, Penelope, Signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, First Second, 2017, 1st, 978-1626725461, 8.5 inches, 6 inches, 272 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Signed by the artist at our booth at NCSFest! An English translation of the French graphic novel. From the publisher: California Dreamin' from...

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Carbon & Silicon
  $30.00
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Mathieu Bablet, Bablet, Mathieu, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magnetic / Lion Forge, St. Louis, MO, 2021, 9781951719333, 12 inches, 9.1 inches, 272 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Carbon and Silicon are the first of a new generation of robots meant to care for the aging human population. Raised in the protective cocoon of a...

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Celestia
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Manuele Fior, Fior, Manuele, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2021, 9781683964384, 10.9 inches, 8.4 inches, 272 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This highly anticipated new graphic novel from Manuele Fior (The Interview and 5,000 KM Per Second) showcases his singular talents as...

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Chaos: Lone Sloane
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Philippe Druillet, Druillet, Philippe, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Rockville Centre, NY, Heavy Metal, 2000, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 62 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Druillet created Lone Sloane in 1966 and his adventures appeared in Pilote and Heavy Metal thru 1976. Druillet revived the character for three albums in the...

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine (flat, tight, bright). A Pristine unread copy!, NBM, New York, 1986, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A pristine unread copy of the first publication of Corto Maltese in English. This volume contains four Corto Maltese adventures set in the Caribbean in...

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine (flat, tight, bright). A Pristine unread copy!, NBM, New York, 1986, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A pristine unread copy of the first publication of these Corto Maltese stories in English. Four stories: So Much for Gentlemen of Fortune, The Seagull's...

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine (flat, tight, bright). A Pristine unread copy!, NBM, New York, 1986, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A pristine unread copy of the first publication of these Corto Maltese stories in English. Four stories: Voodoo for the President, Sweet Dream Lagoon, A...

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine (flat, tight, bright). A Pristine unread copy!, NBM, New York, 1987, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 112 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A pristine unread copy of the first publication of these Corto Maltese stories in English. Long out of print and scarce.

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NF, Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, NBM, 1988, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, Softcover, color wraps, English

A volume of Corto Maltese in English. Scarce.

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine, Euro Comics/IDW, San Diego, 2015, 978-1-63140-317-0, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 120 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: The second volume in the definitive English language edition of Hugo Pratt's masterpiece, Corto Maltese, presented in the original...

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Corto Maltese: In Siberia
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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine, Euro Comics/IDW, San Diego, 2017, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 120 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: With this book Hugo Pratt leaves behind the short story form he'd used for 21 interrelated tales and presents a truly epic graphic...

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine, San Diego, IDW Publishing, 2020, 1st, 978-1-68405-691-0, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 176 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: In this final entry of Hugo Pratt's epic Corto Maltese series, the master graphic novelist returns to the theme he...

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Corto Maltese: Tango
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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine, San Diego, IDW Publishing, 2018, 1st, 978-1-68405-273-8, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: In 1923 Buenos Aires, Corto Maltese investigates the disappearance of his friend Louise Brookszowyc. In his search...

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Fine, New York, Universe/Rizzoli, 2012, 10.2 inches, 6.8 inches, 254 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, English

An English language translation of the first Corto Maltese story. From the publisher: Treasure hunter, sailor, and adventurer, Corto Maltese remains...

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine, San Diego, IDW Publishing, 2018, 1st, 978-1-68405-641-5, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 172 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: A milestone in the history of graphic novels, The Ballad of the Salty Sea won the world's first-ever "Best Graphic...

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Corto Maltese: The Ethiopian
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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine, San Diego, Euro Comics/IDW, 2016, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 96 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: When Corto Maltese arrives in the Middle East and Africa in 1918 the shifting sands and loyalties reveal colonial powers still...

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine, San Diego, Euro Comics/IDW, 2018, 1st, 978-1-68405-186-1, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 148 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: Corto Maltese sets out on another globetrotting adventure after the discovery of a Byron manuscript in a mosque on the Isle of...

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Fine, Euro Comics/IDW, San Diego, 2014, 978-1631400650, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 140 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: This book, the first of 12 volumes, launches the definitive English language edition of Hugo Pratt's masterpiece, presented in the...

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Cromwell Stone
  $30.00
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Andreas, Andreas, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, London, Titan, 2019, 1st, 9781785868887, 11.2 inches, 8.4 inches, 144 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

By the creator of Rork! All in one and in English. A masterpiece of atmospheric inking published in black & white! From the publisher: This...

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Zao Dao, Zao Dao, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Milwaukie, Dark Horse, 2020, 1st, 9781506717760, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Temporarily sold out. The first work by Zao Dao translated into English. From the publisher: From the mind of prodigy cartoonist Zao Dao...


Daily Delirium
  $15.00
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Very Fine, Miguelanxo Prado, Prado, Miguelanxo, NBM, 2003, 1st, Softcover, wraps, English

From the cover: "The complete collection of outrageous gags (many seen in Heavy Metal years back) about the daily travails and absurdities we face in life...

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Darryl Openworld
  $25.00
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Peru Krystel, Krystel, Peru, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Louis, MO, Magnetic / Lion Forge, 2022, 1st, 9781951719500, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 136 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Darryl is one of the most popular journalists in Openworld thanks to his power to travel between realities. His adventures are legendary, but he takes his...

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Thierry Martin, Martin, Thierry, One of 300 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine sleeve, Black & White Editions, Roeschwoog, France, 2019, 1st, 11 inches, 10.25 inches, 320 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial cloth

This deluxe edition includes: the book itself signed & numbered to 300 copies a matching signed & numbered two-color bookplate/ex-libris...

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Die Laughing (Idees Noir)
  $20.00
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Andre Franquin, Franquin, Andre, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2018, 1st, 978-1-68396-091-1, 11.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 80 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first English language edition of Franquin's classic comic strip. Franquin became famous for his Gaston, Marsupilami, and Spirou et Fantasio strips,...

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Marc Males, Males, Marc, Very Fine, Humanoids, Hollywood, 2015, 1st, 10.75 inches, 8 inches, 128 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This is the English language edition of the French album "L'autre laideur, l'autre folie" (2004). America, 1930, the Golden Age of Radio. When two...

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