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The Incal Hardcover – October 1, 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Selfmadehero (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906838399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906838393
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.9 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #605,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Michael 'De Smurführer' Thomsen on November 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Short lazy bare bones review: This is the British import edition of "The Incal Classic Collection", containing the complete series by Moebius and Alejandro Jodorowsky. Like The Incal Classic Collection" this book uses the original colors, which are much better than the ones used in some other editions. This book is considered a classic in Continental Europe. Great art, and Jodorowsky's writing is funnier and more accessible than in some of his more... ahem.. rambling and slightly confusing works.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Max Michaels on January 6, 2012
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The Incal is a book that I've heard much about over the years, and it was thrilling to finally be able to read it in English, uncensored and with its original coloring. The story is a fun, lighthearted, romp--very European, very Heavy Metal--that never quite does the magnificent art justice. The book features no introduction or back matter, which is a little surprising, as some historical context for the story and its influence on sci-fi cinema would be welcome. Also, the trim size seems a bit small, and I think the wonderfully detailed art, as well as the lettering, could have benefitted from a larger size. Overall, a nice book, and if you're a fan of Moebius--a must have.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By kirwar4face on March 1, 2014
Format: Hardcover
The text of this UK edition is apparently identical with the US edition, with the same translators, and a one-page intro by Brian Michael Bendis. I don't know if the US edition has one, but this UK edition has a sturdy woven ribbon-type bookmark bound in - it's golden yellow (at least in my copy). Very classy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. P. Thomas on April 19, 2013
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Can't recommend this more for fans of sci fi and/or space opera. It's a quirky, fast paced story that jumps from the fantastical to the baffling in a roller coaster ride of adventure and humour, and all illustrated by the master Moebius who creates another at once familiar and alien Universe. This is highly regarded as one of the greatest graphic novels ever and I can see why, it's just a great read and a great introduction to the work of both Moebius and Jodorowsky. This hardcover edition is awesome, printed on slick paper, well bound; for the price you can't go wrong! Just get it already.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan Lashbrook on July 30, 2013
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Jodorowsky and Moebius are a unique team. The end result is both exotic and familiar. Plausible characters in fantastic situations make this a must have for any sci-fi or graphic novel fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Yeh on February 9, 2014
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SUper good stuff! Moebius is a true genius. This book is the bomb in everyway possible. Read dis comic NOW!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yogi Bear on December 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Firstly, I'd like to apologise if this review sounds like total gibberish. I've just finished this book and had to take the time to review it. This work has affected me on a much deeper level than anything I've read in a long time. Wow! Just wow!

(Heavy Spoilers)

Wow. Wow. Wow.

At first, I thought this book was a crazy, trippy sci-fi adventure. And while it is that, it's so, so much more.

We start this story with our main character, John DiFool, coming into possession of the White Incal. It appears that everyone wants it because of the power it has. The next few chapters have him running from those who seek to possess the Incal.

The white Incal has an opposite - the black Incal, and when the two come together, they create an almighty, omnipotent entity that guides the main characters through the story. They create God, Allah (insert deity here). The unification of the black and white Incal is everything. Together they are the highest consciousness.

During the story, a darkness is spreading and the main characters are driven to fight it. There are seven main characters in total, but the POV character is the everyman John DiFool.

As the darkness spreads, it turns out that the only way to survive is for humanity to come together as one. To evolve into a collective consciousness. The way humanity can do this is to fall into a meditative state called the Theta Dream. With only 22 days to make it happen, John DiFool tries to escape and sate his base human desires for sex and intoxication, but his destiny is greater than that. Humanity's destiny is greater than that.

It's John who's tasked with going to a planet of 87 billion humans, that he spawned, to convince them to enter the Theta Dream.
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This is an indisputable classic that must be experienced by any lover of the comics medium. It has spawned a truly fantastic prequel, Before the Incal (which I recommend reading first, but that's just me), as well as the offshoots The Technopriests (which is also fantastic) and The Metabarons (which I'm about to receive any day now). The Jodoverse began here, and discovering it is a journey that will give you new understanding of the word epic. I could talk about the Incal's story and art at length and in detail, but what for? If you're reading this there is no question that you must own this incredible book. Slight warning, it could cause you to become addicted to hard to find European comics.
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