The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Vol. 2: The Mad Scientist and Mummies on Parade

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by Jacques Tardi

Jacques Tardi plunges us back into Belle-Époque Paris for another double dosage of heroic derring-do, evil and crazy malefactors, mad actresses (yes, Clara Benhardt makes a return appearance) and monsters!

Fantagraphics
ISBN: 9781606994931

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The saturnine heroine returns for further adventures in early 20th century Paris.

Jacques Tardi plunges us back into Belle-Époque Paris for another double dosage of heroic derring-do, evil and crazy malefactors, mad actresses (yes, Clara Benhardt makes a return appearance) and monsters!

In “The Mad Scientist,” the science that brought us revived dinosaurs now results in a pithecanthropus 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. In the second episode, “A Dusting of Mummies,” the mummy glimpsed in Adele’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 Adele 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.)

96 page full color hardcover
Fantagraphics, 2011

 

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Weight20 oz
Dimensions10 × 7 × 0.5 in
by

Jacques Tardi

ISBN

9781606994931

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