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Moebius Arzach 1 Paperback – August 1, 2000
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While Moebius Arzach was not written by Moebius, it is based on one of his most famous characters: Arzach from Métal Hurlant. A few of the chapters are also based on an unused screenplay in which Moebius was involved.
The first half of the book reads like a collection of interconnected fairy tales that play out over a number of decades, often with each chapter telling a complete tale. The magical world in which these tales take place has been richly crafted, and the reader can enjoy watching the characters in this world develop from tale to tale.
The second half of the book was a bit silly for my tastes (bringing my overall rating from 5 down to 4 stars). This portion of the book recounts a single tale in which a modern day Los Angeles family (bearing a peculiar resemblance to Moebius' own family) is pulled into Arzach's world.
Overall, I recommend this book to anyone looking for a few satisfying, magical tales. One warning, though. A few violent and graphic scenes make this book inappropriate for young children.
Arzach has provided me with a lifetime of inspiration in my comic work. It is timeless and it is a masterpiece. If you enjoy sophisticated free-form artwork with adult fantasy and science fiction themes, then Arzach will not disappoint.
Also check out Moebius' "The Long Tomorrow".
Our hero is on a mission, as the book starts of a little complicated, due to strange names, but it slowly melts all the stories and characters as there are many, to form what looks like bedtime stories with a twist into a full fledged battle between good and some really nasty rotten evil. Arzach the silent warrior tires to save his land from Sarakin, a blood hungry evil creature beyond damnation who is literally killing everyone in sight and who is extremely darkly written in this beautiful book. The story flows from the beginning, of how the land rose form the boiling sea, as creature good and free got pushed over by malevolent spirits who rule the underworld, which seems to roam free as it pleased, attacking innocents with huge eight legged monkeys, flying salamanders, evil wizards, soldiers and gnomes and carnivorous creatures who each other. This is the land of Kinds and evil barons, red eyes hounds with yellow teeth who hunt the forests at night and spirits who live in the tar and who will cast away any sanity its prey possesses. Pretty much anything imaginable is reality there as Arzach somehow has a crash of cultures when an artist from Los Angeles gets through to his side, and who against all odds tries to fight the battle with him against Sarakin who is the master of conniving and lying, spying and above all focused on destroying Arzach and all the humans.
I had a great time reading into Moebius's world of power struggles and relationships between the good creatures and the magical animals, as some of the pteron flights and fighting sequences were movie like in front of my eyes. I felt as if I was there, flying with Arzach wielding a glimmering sword, conquering the dark plague.
Moebius is a great artist, from drawing serene images to lush and violent and sometimes sexually charged topics as his imagination ends where the sun finally sets. The sun will never set anywhere of course, as he will never stop being one of the most influential and amazing artists of our time. This books plunges into his story and makes me crave more. I hope to read continued stories of Arzach, with his tall hat and fuzzy pom poms, slicing through air on his mighty bird.