The Extraordinary Adventures of Adéle Blanc-Sec Vol 2: The Mad Scientist / Mummies on Parade

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In “The Mad Scientist” the science that brought us revived dinosaurs now results in a pithecanthrope stalking the streets of the City of Light, climaxing in an amazing car chase involving a foe from the previous volume. Will the perpetually inept Inspector Caponi just make things worse? Probably. Then in the second episode, “A Dusting of Mummies,” the mummy glimpsed in Adèle’s apartment in previous episodes comes alive! The volume concludes with the sudden startling (and delightful) incursion of some characters familiar to Tardi fans, and a shocking climax that leaves the future of both Adèle and this series in doubt as World War I erupts. (It’s the only story in the entire series not to feature an “in our next episode” teaser.)

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Jacques Tardi is a pioneering European cartoonist. His Adele Blanc-Sec series was adapted into a feature by Luc Besson, and he was behind the recent animated film April and the Extraordinary World. His comics are award winning (including the U.S.'s Eisners). He lives in Paris with his wife, the singer Dominique Grange, and their cats.

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“With their wryly overwrought captions, melodramatic dialogue, and convoluted plotlines, the stories work both as gentle genre parodies and full-out fantasy-detective thrillers, thanks in great part to Tardi’s lithe cartooning, which vividly evokes the period while sporting an entirely contemporary sensibility.”
- Gordon Flagg, Booklist

“...Adele Blanc-Sec is an extraordinary character in a quite extraordinary world.... The cartooning is really wonderful... The strong-willed and smart Blanc-Sec is charming in a fairly hard-luck, tough-as-nails way..., contending not only with the evil that men do, but with steampunk and cult/mystical elements. [Rating] 8/10”
- Jeremy Nisen, Under the Radar

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec are extraordinary indeed.... Tardi creates a wonderfully unique and exciting world in these comics, one that I absolutely loved exploring.”
- Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin

“For my money Jacques Tardi is . . . a true maestro... This second helping collects two of the original French albums and serves up a heady cocktail of conspiracies, secret societies, black magic practicioners, mad scientists. . .and all set against a beautifully realised backdrop of Belle Epoque, pre­-war Paris. . . .I’d recommend everything [Fantagraphics translated], but for the sake of this piece I’ll go with the wonderful Adele.”
- Joe Gordon, Forbidden Planet International

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