The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-SEC (Hardcover)

Pterror Over Paris / The Eiffel Tower Demon (Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-SEC #1)

By Jacques Tardi

Fantagraphics Books, 9781606993828, 96pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2010

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Hardcover (11/21/2011)

List Price: 24.99*
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With various American attempts to publish Adele having dribbled into nothing decades ago, Fantagraphics Books, fresh from its triumphs with Tardi's West Coast Blues and You Are There, launches a spectacular, newly re-translated, hardcover series that intends to collect every one of its nine (soon ten) volumes. In this premiere installment, Adele becomes involved in an interlocking series of mysteries that involve a revived pterodactyl, a frightful on-stage murder, a looming execution by guillotine, and a demon from the depths of hell -- plus of course moronic gendarmes, loyal (or perhaps traitorous?) henchmen, and a climax atop the Eiffel Tower.

The Adele Blanc-Sec series is currently being adapted into a series of films by the renowned action director Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element), bringing this quirky, very French series to a new worldwide audience.

Coverage from NPR