The Incal

To describe Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius’ The Incal as a classic is something of an understatement, and its is now being released in a six-volume omnibus edition.

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The graphic novel’s influence is seen perhaps most obviously in films such as Alien, Blade Runner, Dune and The Fifth element, with the book undoubtedly a touchstone for Luc Besson and Ridley Scott.

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The stunning tome presents the work of artist Moebius, (also known as Jean Giraud or Gir) in all its original glory, bringing the writing of Jodorowsky into a vibrant, visceral sci-fi realisation.

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The tale sees its protagonist, John DiFool and his sidekick Deepo fighting to save the universe from evil. DiFool, a private detective, has found himself entrusted with the Incal – the most powerful object in the Universe – and thus, is transformed into a messiah-like figure.

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The edition brings together all six volumes of The Incal, which were published in France between 1981 and 1988. Colourists Yves Chland, Isabelle Beaumeney-Joannet and Zoran Janetov painstakingly restored the original colouring, while the book itself was designed by Jerry Frissen.

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The Incal is published by Self Made Hero priced £29.99

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