Last man (Paperback)

The Royal Cup

By Bastien Vivès, Michaël Sanlaville, Balak

First Second, 9781626720473, 208pp.

Publication Date: June 23, 2015

List Price: 9.99*
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Description

Richard Aldana, the mysterious stranger who entered the Games in the first volume of Last Man, continues to defeat all of his competitors, despite his outlandish refusal to use any magic, and to rely solely on martial arts. With young Adrian fighting at his side, he's beginning to look like a likely contender for the Royal Cup.

But in a breathtaking twist, everything changes: this world is not what you thought it was, and Richard Aldana is certainly not who he claimed.

With the same fast-paced action-oriented storytelling and gorgeous art as The Stranger, the second volume of the Last Man series changes all the rules, and will leave readers eagerly awaiting book three!



About the Author

BASTIEN VIVES was born in 1984 in Paris. He spent his childhood drawing with his brother. His studies focused on illustration and animation at the Ecole des Gobelins. After movie-making classes, he dived into comics, and his first title came out in 2007. And now LAST MAN comes out in the US! He was raised on Stallone, Spielberg, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Richard Corben, and Bill Watterson.… They inspired him to take up this life.

MICHAEL SANLAVILLE—TV was late in coming to his parent's house. Very quickly, anime heroes like Sangoku and Survivor Ken replaced White Fang and Little Nemo and the other characters haunting his mind. Later, Terminator, Rambo and MacLane followed and fed his passion for drawing. He decided to make a living at it. He graduated from the Emile Cohl school, and later the Gobelins, after which he followed twin careers in animation (at the Xilam studio) and in comics with Casterman publishers. Last Man, Sanlaville's novel with First Second, is an addictive series with a cliffhanger at the end of each volume that leaves readers panting for more.

BALAK (aka Yves Bigerel)—Graduated from the Gobelins school of Animation in 2006, Balak works as a storyboard artists, 2D animator and TV show director in France. He works with Marvel Comics on the new digital Infinite Comics brand, under his real name (Yves BIGEREL), as a storyboard artist (Avengers VS X-men with Mark Waid, Guardians of the Galaxy with Brian M. Bendis, Wolverine: Japan's Most Wanted with Jason Aaron and Jason Latour).


Praise For Last man: The Royal Cup

Last Man is irresistible. Blending elements of manga and bande dessinee with a loose boldness and a flair for fantasy, this series is a winner.” —Paul Pope, author of Battling Boy