|Lone Sloane - Sci-Fi Graphic Novel by Drulliet - The Throne of the Black God (1-2)
||[Mar. 23rd, 2007|07:14 pm]
*Radio static ... a message sent long ago from a ship lost in the long night*
Are you there ...? Can you hear me? Are we alone in the universe? Lie to me. Please. The truth is too dark.
This insane science fiction graphic novel was published in English (translated from French) in 1972. I'm not sure if any introduction can do it justice. I will scan and post as many pages as I can before I am sent crazy.
Wikipedia entry regarding early origins of Lone Sloane: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Sloane
Due to the large nature and arrangement of the scanned pages, IE7 users with low-res screens may benefit from using the zoom tool, whilst some people may also have rediscover the sideways scrollbar and F11 ...
Lone Sloane :: The Throne of the Black God :: 1-2 :: 3-4 :: 5-6 :: 7-8
All Lone Sloane Pages
These scans are for sharing between friends and no financial profit is intended in their use. Lone Sloane rights belong to Philippe Druillet / Dargaud Editeur 1973.
You certainly have a knack for finding this sort of thing.
Well, I think it has a knack of finding me, I am the unwitting slave to the Elder Gods ...
Also, I think I probably picked it up in a bookshop before the owner had discovered Ebay. ;)
I won't complain. I look forward to the rest.
I hope you don't mind, but I saved all of Barbarella to my harddrive. For posterity. ;)
(must ... resist ... joke ... about ... Barbarella's ... posterior ... ) :D
Hmm, I think I'd better make some back-ups of my own.
You'll be sorry all the rest of your lives if you don't. ” And one by one, they did; and standing as their witness, I thought I saw a flash of recognition in those stricken eyes.
Drulliet is my favorite, period!!!
I've actually paid good money to get old Heavy Metals, not believe it or not, for the cheesecake, but for Drulliet's artwork.
And, early on, I have the works:
6 voyages of Lone Sloane
Through downloads and in parts from Heavy Metals I have:
Yragel (most) Urm (some)
Sallammbo (?abt half?)
Nosferatu + LaNuit (the Night) but both in French.
I'm tempted to beg you post Gail/Sallambbo, but since most of your audience probably isn't a collector, the 6 voyages are the best place to start.
I just hope I can find the other works in English. They seem to all be in print, but only the Sloane finale, Chaos, seems to have been re-printed in English. Lots of people give Demuth a 'damn you to hell' review for his translation work, but I love how it turned out; black prose to go with Druillet's dark operas.
I look forward to re-reading what I have on my bookshelf. Maybe I'll do some Zbrush fanart;-)
You sound very loyal! :)
I'm sorry, I must confess I can only post what I have in this graphic novel. The episodes, which I think might be from the "6 voyages" are entitled:
- The Throne of the Black God
- The Wild Wind Isles
- Torquedara Varenkor -the bridge over the stars
- O Sidarta
(which takes up the whole second half of the graphic novel)
- I'm wondering if Chaos is included in there...
So I think you've already got them.
I'll scan as much as I can.
Ok, here's a breakdown;
You currently have the "Loane Sloane/Delirious" book, one I recently bought on Amazon.com used. I'd had a large size volume of the "Six Voyages" paperback from earlier. It is a brilliant story and sets the stage for future Loane Sloane adventures.
The next story ark is "Gail" where Sloane is sent to the emperor Shaan's prison ship of that name. From it, Sloane sparks a greater rebellion against the empire.
"Sallammbo" is when Sloane seeks out new pastures, in a ship personally stolen from Shaan which he's decided to become a pirate with. He encounters a technology beyond even the "Star Wars" level his galaxy is in, a whole galaxy turned into a great art work. His crew wants to flee in terror, but then they intercept a transmission that is the lament of a dying civilization. Furthermore, Sloane feels the presence of Sallambbo and for the first time feels love. And so he goes onwards to take part in a great war, an adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic by the same name.
"Chaos" is the final installment where Sloane ressurects and goes on a final fight against Shaan. Has an appearance of a re-incarnated "Vuzz". If you think Sloane is an anti-hero...
Now, the sidelines:
"Yragel/Urm" is a fantasy, set in a far future with a red giant sun. A lot of Elric influence, but not derivative.
"Vuzz" I'd almost forgotten about, though one of my favs like all Druilliet. Early B&W work from a Heavy Metal, but drawn in hopes of being colored some day. ?Wonder if he did? A brutal bandit who then wonders about the meaning of life and goes on a quest for wisdom.
"Nosferatu" is kind of a lark, where the last vampire "Dracula" roams around in a post-nuclear world, trying to find and save the last of humanity so he himself may feed.
"La Nuit" - "The Night" is more of an expressive work. Hover-biker punk gangs fighting in a decayed city. Like the name implies, it is an expression of personal darkness, of sorrow. He did it when his wife passed away.
You've done it now.
Now I must join you on your quest to find these works!
"Yragel" rings a distant bell.
I think there's some strange graphic novels in the local library - all reprints , mind, nothing too old.
For reasons I'm not too sure of, I rarely ever see any Heavy Metal magazines, although I remember growing up in awe of fantasy illustrators who reportedly had done covers.
I just sent you a link on this issue;-)