Europe Comics Canada Special

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May 10, 2018

This week Europe Comics is is attending Toronto Comics Festival!! To celebrate the occasion we’re offering you to read extended extracts from El Mesias, The Toucan Patrol, Maggy Garrisson, Reading the Ruins, The Marvelous Adventures of McConey and Cosmonauts of the Future for free! Just click on the covers below and enjoy! The special continues until May 30th!

 

Cosmonauts of the Future by Lewis Trondheim and Manu Larcenet

It all starts in a school playground, and then it moves to a classroom, where Larcenet’s superb graphic camera zooms in on two ten-year-old kids: Gildas and Martina. The pair of them are ever so slightly obsessed with Sci-fi. To the extent they think they’re surrounded by robots and aliens. As far as they’re concerned, their entire world is made up of false appearances, and they’re soon to be the victims of a huge intergalactic plot! You read, you smile, you snigger. But then suddenly, it’s all turned on its head…

Reading the Ruins by David B.

Is every man killed in combat reborn in the sky in the form of a star? Is seeing a bus in your dreams really a sign of impending death? In 1917, Jan Van Meer, an operative with the Allies’ intelligence services and a renowned expert on folklore, travels across Europe in search of an engineer named Hellequin, inventor of the dream cannon and barbed plant-wire now obsessed with reading the ruins of war. Van Meer’s mission: not to find Hellequin at all costs. With his trademark wit, original drawing style, and wild animation, David B. takes viewers deep into the torment of the Great War, where beliefs and superstitions inextricably mix with the horror of reality.

The Toucan Patrol by Nico Naranjo

Newb wants to join the Toucan Patrol. But first, he’ll have to earn the two things every toucan needs: a neckerchief and slide. How? By confronting his greatest fears. Geez! It’s not going to be easy!

Maggy Garrisson by Lewis Trondheim and Stépahne Oiry

Even the infamous English rain can’t dampen Maggy Garrisson’s spirits as she walks through the London streets to her first job in two years. The shabby detective agency run by a hopeless, chain-smoking alcoholic might not exactly be her cup of tea, but Maggy’s willing to make concessions. The plot thickens when her boss gets beaten unconscious, and Maggy discovers a wallet full of seemingly trivial objects. But why’s she suddenly attracting all this unwanted attention? Perhaps there’s something in that wallet that’s more than it seems…

El Mesias by Wauter Mannaert and Mark Bellido

Jesús Fernández, aka El Pocero (the digger), used to be the richest man in Spain. At the top of his prosperity, he starts building a city that will be named after him. Until he sees his megalomaniac project crushed by the real estate crisis in 2008. Completely bankrupt, he decides to end his life. In a dramatic fit he writes a farewell letter, lights some candles, ties newspaper clippings about his greatest accomplishments around his chest and hangs himself. But fate seems to have other plans for him. At that exact same moment two police officers and a bailiff appear on his doorstep. They cut the noose around his neck… and throw him out of his house. He roams around desperately until he ends up in a bar in the next village. That’s where he first hears about the mythical village of Marinaleda, in the heart of Andalusia. A utopian place where villagers have turned their backs on capitalism and the crisis doesn’t seem to have struck. Since he’s got nothing left to lose, Jesús decides to go try his luck in Marinaleda.

The Marvelous Adventures of McConey by Lewis Trondheim

McConey and his buddies can’t wait to hit the mountain for winter vacation. Skiing, relaxing, dance parties, and card games… Just what the doctor ordered to get away from it all. Except nothing goes as planned, starting with the mysterious wolf on the prowl that’s gobbling up skiers and closing down resorts! A brilliant and off-beat tale to hold you over until your next run down the slopes.

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