English language comic strips by Moebius’s Les Humanoïdes Associés co-founder and baroque nightmare universe builder, Phillipe Druillet, have been out of print for years. Thankfully, veteran British graphic novel publishers Titan Books (who made their name releasing 2000ad comic collections back when that was still a far-flung date in the future) have recently come to the rescue with their Eurocomix-leaning Statix Press imprint.
Druillet’s Gail (not to be confused with Coronation Street’s Gail – ask a Brit) was first serialised in early issues of Métal Hurlant and featured Lone Sloane, Druillet’s dimension-hopping antihero. Sloane – a sort of a demented mashup of Han Solo and a sweary Silver Surfer – regularly found himself at odds with cosmic Lovecraftian critters and evil intergalactic empires with a penchant for unfeasibly large and impractical forms of weaponised transport. So, yes, George Lucas was a fan.
In Gail, Sloane finds himself trapped on a prison planet at the mercy of evil aliens ‘made of metal and hate.’ Like much of Druillet’s work, it’s visually audacious, utterly bonkers and – in an ideal world – deserves to be read on a format as big as a king size mattress.
Lone Sloane: Gail
- Hardcover Book
- Druillet, Philippe (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 64 Pages - 03/20/2018 (Publication Date) - Titan Comics (Publisher)
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