Peyo, creator of The Smurfs, brings everybody's childhood fantasy to life in this charming graphic novel series! Benny Breakiron is an honest, polite little boy with an en exceptional quality: he possesses superhuman strength, can leap over huge distances, and can run unbelievably fast! This little kid packs quite a punch, and he devotes his play time to stopping crime and injustice. In this first volume, a new taxi service has moved into Benny's town threatening to put Benny's friend, taxi driver Mr. Dussiflard, out of business. The more Benny learns about the Red Taxi Company, the more he realizes something isn't right. Who's behind this mysterious enterprise, and just what are they up to? Benny aims to find out and put a stop to it once and for all, and hopefully keep the property damage to a minimum!
When Papa Smurf tries to make a new fertilizer for the crops, it transforms an ordinary flower into a dangerous “smurfivore plant.” When two Smurfs try to get rid of the fertilizer by dumping it outside the Smurf village, a bird swallows it and becomes a huge monster; the Howlibird! Now, the Smurfs must figure out how to defeat the monster and save their village.
When Monsieur Dussiflard finds a lead on a long-lost ancient treasure, he and Benny Breakiron are off to the desert on the journey of a lifetime! But they're not alone; some shadowy figures from Dussiflard's past are on the trail, as well, and they might make it there first. Will Benny's super powers win the day—or actually get in the way? Benny Breakiron's super-heroic adventures continue in this charming graphic novel series from the creator of The Smurfs!
Dixie Road -
Author: Jean Dufaux
Publisher: Europe Comics
The Joneses have finally managed to get away from the squalid Silver Creek squat, but unfortunately not Mr. Duchamp's hatred. The situation with the workers' strikes gets worse, and the formidable Ernest Pike is on the Jones's tail. The young Dixie Jones has already seen more than most her age, and her extraordinary experiences are certainly not over yet.
Roger and his Humans
Publisher: Europe Comics
Things look like they might be starting to turn around for thirty-odd year old no-hoper Hugo, when he finds a robot in his house on his birthday. But, as he soon discovers, this is no birthday present (no one seems to have remembered to get him anything!), but the handiwork of his cousin, an engineer in the French army, who realized that the robot he had been building was designed to destroy humanity. Forced to hide out with Hugo, Roger – as he decides to call himself – must learn to live with humans... No mean feat!
Author: Lauren St John
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
The fifth African adventure in Lauren St John's bestselling THE WHITE GIRAFFE series. When Sawubona's white rhinos are attacked, the poachers leave behind a terrified calf. Devastated but determined to help, Martine and Ben agree to take the rhino baby to a sanctuary near the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. But the sanctuary is hiding a precious secret - one that must be guarded from the poachers at all costs. When the secret gets out, Martine and Ben find themselves in the fight of their lives to save one of the rarest animals on earth. But who can they trust? A magical and heartwarming adventure about saving endangered species.
A magical collection of Christmas tales to light up the coldest winter nights, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time. There's no peace on earth when Christmas comes to the Smurfs Village, at least not while Gargamel is lurking about! In this special collection of frosty fun and frolic, before The Smurfs can stuff their stockings and open their presents, they have to deal with dragons, talking snowmen, grumpy bears, a kidnapped Santa Claus, and a reindeer chase through the starry night sky! It's a race to save Christmas in this smurfy Holiday treasure for the whole family.
Author: Grzegorz Rosinski, Jean Van Hamme
Publisher: 9th Cinebook
In their island fortress, Kriss and Shaigan still reign over their band of pirates and raiders. But Shaigan is beginning to have doubts, and when a prisoner who knew him calls him Thorgal, the child of the stars begs the gods of Asgard to give him back his name and his destiny. In return, the gods require that Thorgal travel to the kingdom of giants and steal from their ruler... and then Thorgal will be Thorgal again. He's a child of the stars, beloved of the gods and touched by destiny, but also a reluctant hero, a simple man with simple dreams. Thorgal: an extraordinary Viking saga with strong elements of science fiction, by one of the master scriptwriters of Franco-Belgian comics. Already 13 volumes available from Cinebook!
Author: Marla Felkins Ryan, Linda Schmittroth
Publisher: Blackbirch Press, Incorporated
Discusses the history, government, land disputes, economy, daily life, and current issues of the Comanche people.
Presents in comic book format the classic tales about a masked hero in the early days of Spanish California who wields his sword to dole out justice to wrongdoers, while also aiding the oppressed and downtrodden.
The Disney Treasures
Author: Robert Tieman
Publisher: Disney Editions
Selected from the vast archives of the Walt Disney Company, this historic collection includes handwritten letters and notes of Walt's, rare character sketches from the 1930's and 1940's, replicas of Disneyland's opening-day tickets, photos, movie theater programs, comic strips, greeting cards, commissary menus, and other treasures, reproduced in facsimile form. Many of these special features are designed to be removable so readers can touch and hold masterfully reproduced bits of history. In addition, the book comes with a 60-minute CD that features previously unheard audio of Walt Disney , radio commercials from the 1950s, and never-before-released sound tracks from the parks' most popular attraction.
Z is for Zorglub
Author: Franquin, Jidéhem, Michel Greg
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Publishing
These are the further newspaper comic strip adventures of Mandrake The Magician and his ever-faithful companion and trusty side-kick, Lothar. Join them on their never-ending quest as they once again unravel mysteries, battle intrigue and lock horns with Mandrake's arch enemy - the nefarious and ruthless, criminal mastermind, The Cobra armed with nothing more than a top hat, his incredible hypnotic abilities, a wand and the immense strength of Lothar, African Prince to save the day! Join Mandrake as he battles slavers, explores the Lost World, unlocks the mystery of the haunted house, travels to Hollywood, rescues Sonny the child movie star and meets Blozz the mysterious.