The editorial bubbles: what did we read in July?

This summer, the outings are rarer, but continue to thrill us at the beach.

It’s the holidays, the perfect opportunity to get back to reading. After a particularly prolific month of June which was catching up with its accumulated delay during the health crisis, publishing houses are slowing down this summer, by offering us a lighter catalog. Don’t panic, we still managed to find some nuggets.

D-Day: September 11 (special edition)

Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Pécau, Fred Blanchard and Fred Duval, drawing by Igor Kordey, 200 pages
Published on June 16, 2021 by Delcourt editions – € 29.95

Credit: Delcourt

How would modern humanity have evolved if the attack of September 11, 2001 had been avoided? Drawing inspiration from real events, Jean-Pierre Pécau and and Fred Blanchard explore a story parallel to ours, in which an FBI agent goes in pursuit of Bin Laden to prevent him from planning the World Trade Center attacks. . On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of this infamous date, Delcourt is reissuing his D-Day miniseries devoted to September 11, in a breathtaking and uchronic complete in homage to the Prince of Darkness, a deposed federal agent who will appear on the list of the first victims of the ‘attack. Enriched with several historical documents on John O’Neill, this triptych is to be offered to all lovers of modern history.

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Tony Chu, Cannibal Detective – Coffee Sprout

Screenplay by John Layman, drawing by Rob Guillory, 128 pages
Published on July 7, 2021 by Delcourt editions – € 15.50

Tony Chu - Coffee maker
Delcourt credits

In a world where eating chicken is illegal and harshly cracked down by local authorities, Tony Chu is a cibopath : when he eats something (or someone), the detective is able to know all the past life of his subject of study. Rather practical therefore when it comes to solving inquiries. Four years after the release of the last volume of the main series, the colorful character returns this summer, in a new spin-off adventure never before seen and always so tasty. This time, the detective finds himself propelled thousands of years in the future, on Captain Joshua Rigg’s Charon ship.

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School carried away (T1)

Screenplay and drawing by Kazuo Umezu, 368 pages
Published on July 7, 2021 by Glénat editions – € 10.75

School swept away
Glénat credits

One day without warning, Japanese elementary school disappears from the face of the world, carried away with its occupants. Thrown into a desert world devoid of life, Yamato’s missing 862 must now acclimate to a new hostile and unknown life. But threats don’t always come from outside. Completely overwhelmed by events, it is the adults who will be the first to sink into dementia, abandoning the youngest to their fate. Published for the first time in 1942 in Japan, this seinen masterpiece imagined by Kazuo Umezu is a plunged into horror from which we do not come out unscathed. With its mature narration and retro, almost childish graphics, the manga is a very beautiful (re) discovery.

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Harley Quinn, black white + red

Collective scenario and drawing, 240 pages
Published on July 9, 2021 by Urban Comics editions – € 18

Harley Quinn Black White Red
Urban Comics Credits

Once known as the Joker’s sidekick, Harley Quinn now has nothing to prove. Since its creation by the masters Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, the antiheroine has lived many adventures, oscillating between good and evil according to her moods. To pay tribute to him, Urban Comics is publishing a new anthology this summer bringing together 19 wacky and crazy stories. The opportunity to stage the legend Harleen Quinzel in all black and white adventures, with heterogeneous and particularly daring graphic styles. Among the stories that make up this beautiful thematic anthology, we particularly recommend Spree to Las Vegas, by Paul Dini, but also Harley Quinn and the smashers of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Gonner, as well as the superb Life and Death of Harley Quinn , carried by the cartoony line of Riley Rossmo. As usual when Urban Comics releases a book, the result is incredible, we would almost start to get used to it.

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Bomber Boy (T1)

Screenplay and drawing by Mikumo Seto, 208 pages
Published on July 15, 2021 by Panini Manga editions – € 5.99

Bomber Boy
Panini Credits

Originally published in 2018, Bomber Boy positions itself between the war story and the SF epic. Through the adventures of young Kitetsu, Mikumo Seto traces the fate of Yamato, a small country at war with the military might of Mars. Despite a defeat announced as inevitable, Sergeant Tatsumi fights for the survival of his regiment, when he falls on Kitetsu, dropped by a transport plane above the armed conflict. A combat Astroboy that could well tip the war in favor of the Yamato.

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