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The Wrath of Fantomas (GN)
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Olivier Bocquet Julie Rocheleau
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The Wrath of Fantomas (GN)

Olivier Bocquet Julie Rocheleau


9781785868863

Titan Books


Fantasy » 19th Century;
Fantasy » Europe;
Horror » Crime ;
Science Fiction » Superheroes;
Fantasy » Dark and Gritty;
Media » Graphic Novels;
Horror » Graphic Novels


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176 pages

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Freely adapted from the work of Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre, with a plot worthy of the best black novels, Rocheleau plunges the reader into the Paris of the 1910s and provokes terror and fascination by resuscitating Fantomas, the evil character with a hundred faces...

Fantomas is a fictional character created by French writers Marcel Allain (1885-1969) and Pierre Souvestre (1874-1914).

One of the most popular characters in the history of French crime fiction, Fantomas was created in 1911 and appeared in a total of 32 volumes written by the two collaborators, then a subsequent 11 volumes written by Allain alone after Souvestre's death. The character was also the basis of various film, television, and comic book adaptations. In the history of crime fiction, he represents a transition from Gothic novel villains of the 19th century to modern-day serial killers.

Fantomas is a criminal genius, ruthless and particularly elusive. As described by Schutt (2003) in her analysis of French crime fiction literature, Fantomas is the cause of almost any unsolved crime, a merciless criminal who can get away with his evil deeds by impersonating pretty much anyone. He is obsessively chased by Inspector Juve, who is generally the only one able to see Fantomas's tracks.

By:   Olivier Bocquet, Julie Rocheleau
Imprint:   Titan Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
ISBN:   9781785868863
ISBN 10:   1785868861
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Olivier Bocquet has been a pump attendant on the A6 motorway, event photographer, manager of a restaurant in Montmartre, peddler, invoice controller at EDF, logistics assistant, translator of user manuals for major brand appliances, and sexer of chicks. He has also written and / or directed short programs for French television youth channels, TV trailers, a short film, and a novel. With The Wrath of Fantomas, Julie Rocheleau makes her professional comics debut. Between 2002 and 2011, she worked for various animation studios, designing characters and storyboards. She has made independent short films, illustrated many children's books an has created posters for cultural events. In 2009, she took her first steps in comics with The Invisible Girl, from a script by milie Villeneuve.


The Wrath of Fantomas is the type of cutting-edge, yet charming crime story that today's adult comics readers desire. Bocquet and Rocheleau have made a knockout punch of a graphic novel . . . - New York Journal of Books For all the gold of Paris, you're not going to want to put this book down. The Wrath of Fant mas is a blast from the past that you don't want to miss - But Why Tho A superhero archetype whose jiggery-pokery methods are stylistically brilliant in their depravity and ruthlessness - BORG.com A fantastic book ... shocking and entertaining. It left me wanting and dreading more Fantomas - Comic Crusaders Distinctive and sometimes dazzling in its kinetic fury ... fittingly dark and nightmarish - Scifi And Scary An absolute delight ... a powerful, gripping story that never lets go of the accelerator ... a riveting tale that takes a classic literary character and makes him truly modern and relevant - Chico Comics Page

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