Following yesterday’s leak of embargoed press materials, Dark Horse has released official word of their Moebius reprint plans, with confirmation that it’s being done in conjunction with Isabelle Giraud, Moebius’s widow. DH had previously reprinted some of the materials, so doubtless this prior prelationship helped get this much sought after license.
Dark Horse is proud to announce that the library of Mœbius, one of the most influential and respected artists in the history of comics and cartooning, will arrive on store shelves in a gorgeous series of hardcover volumes available for the first time in nearly 20 years.
With a vast array of work showcasing his mastery of realist drawing, Jean Giraud—better known as Mœbius—is one of the most influential bandes dessinées cartoonists in history, with work that helped to define the landscape of science fiction and fantasy comics. His expertise was also showcased on work in film, with credits including Alien, Tron, The Fifth Element and more.
“As a true visionary in the comics medium, it is a pleasure to once again publish collections of Mœbius’ work,” said Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson. “His influence on contemporary comics is undeniable, and it’s a true honor to be working with Isabelle Giraud, his wife and partner, to help ensure that his legacy will continue to live on for a new generation of readers.”
More information on The Mœbius Library will be available soon.
Here’s a reader-made listing of some previous editions of Moebius’s work (a lot of it going for over $100 on Amazon) to whet your appetite.
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