Not many people get an entire universe named after themselves, but that’s exactly what Alejandro Jodorowsky has managed to do. Sure, it’s only a fictional comics universe, but they’re all the rage right now and tend to be the sole preserve of huge American publishing entities with vast IP portfolios and a track record of shafting their creators. They’re not usually associated with cult filmmakers with mystic tendencies who are now in their nineties.
This place is called The Jodoverse – AKA The Metabarons Universe – and there’s nowhere quite like it in comics or, indeed, anywhere else. It’s big, it’s weird and can sometimes be so ferociously violent that it makes Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy look like Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl.
Here’s a list of the comic titles that make up the Jodoverse, all of which are English translations published by Humanoids (the US-based offshoot of legendary French comics publisher, Les Humanoïdes Associés). Any prices displayed are in US dollars, although the links will take you to your local Amazon store where they’ll be priced in your local currency. As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a small commission for any purchases made via this article, but it won’t affect the price you pay and it’ll earn you my eternal gratitude.