Comic Review: Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Vol 2 (Dark Horse)

From deep in the subconscious of one of the greats of European comics comes Inside Moebius Part 2, from Dark Horse’s Moebius Library. If you are familiar with Moebius’ work, […]

From deep in the subconscious of one of the greats of European comics comes Inside Moebius Part 2, from Dark Horse’s Moebius Library.

If you are familiar with Moebius’ work, this particular volume is a ‘must-buy’!

It consists mainly of Moebius interacting freely with his two younger selves (as a boy and as a young man) while searching his own subconscious. Intermingled along with this overall theme is the reintroduction of older characters that Moebius created through his career, who are wandering somewhat aimlessly through the desert, seemingly in search of guidance from Moebius. Grumpy and critical, they are by turns charming and nostalgic for ‘the early days’.

Oh, it’s wacky, deeply surreal and brilliant; a perfect combination of silliness and a penetrating and shrewd philosophical examination of life and comic cliches.

The original text is excellently translated from the original French, with extensive footnotes as to the meaning of some passages that were heavily ‘fractured’ in the course of translation: some slang, some inside jokes that don’t translate well, and so on.

This is a volume that was created and curated with care, with additional notes from Moebius’ widow, Isabelle Giraud.

Well drawn, entertaining and simply fascinating to read and ponder, this volume is a fitting tribute to the genius of Jean Giraud/Moebius. Check it out!

Dark Horse Books: Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Part 2. $39.99 for 268 Pages of content. Hard Cover. Not rated, but some language and adult references.

Alan Spinney

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