Dark Horse releases official word on Moebius Library

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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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  1. I think they forgot to include any actual information about the books in the press release, other than that they are hardcover.

    *still hoping it’ll include all of Blueberry*

  2. YaY! Finally some news on reprints! Coincidentally, I am finally getting the Black Incal, the 12×16 coffee book edition from eBay at a price which makes me cringe, $133 (original cover price is $80 and I’ve been kicking myself for not buying before it sold out years ago. At the time I thought $80 for not many pages, was too high. But I love coffee table books especially IDW’s artist’s editions which I have 5 of. My poor credit card is crying… Anyway, what size are they reprinting at?

  3. This is just a guess, but considering the lack of information coming out of NYCC, Dark Horse probably JUST made the deal with the Moebius estate in the weeks before the con.

    A deal concrete enough to announce but too new for any details.

    That gives them the next 5 months til Emerald City, where they could then release the format, content, schedule, and pricing info of the library. Possible mock-ups of the covers or interiors may then be shown.

    Then premiere the first volume at San Diego.

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