The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

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The Franco-Belgian comics adventure series, collected and translated into English, follows the heroine of the title, a freelance writer who encounters the occult on her investigative adventures in early 20th-century Paris.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, c2010-
ISBN: 9781606994931
160699493X
9781606993828
1606993828
Characteristics: v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 30 cm.

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VRMurphy
Jan 07, 2016

Adele Blanc-Sec is a terrific character and the stories are well-told with a wink-wink sense of humour. Great fun.

SFPL_ExcelsiorLib Nov 20, 2015

Pterodactyls, mummies and a fearless heroine in turn of the century Paris. If you like the graphic novels, check out the movie version as well.

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Ubalstecha
Mar 16, 2012

Adele Blanc-Sec is an adventurer, writer, con-artist and all around bad-ass. She ends up in Paris hunting for a Pterodactyl that is killing people. Then she stumbles across a Babylonian cult that is killing people. All through this adventure, she is dodging people who are trying to kill her.

A good adventure that suffers from too much dialogue in a panel. Author Jasques Tardi could have improved the pacing of this adventure by either drawing more panels to spread the dialogue out or cutting down on the dialogue. This glut of dialogue is also partially due to the work being translated from French and the French BD tradition of long exposition in dialogue.

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