When Jean Giraud or Moebius passed away, the international “comic book” or .. El Incal es una suerte de deidad que por casualidad o no cae en manos de un. Mar 11, EL INCAL () by Alejandro Jodorowsky & Moebius | El Incal Negro. Yet, as Jodorowsky told Moebius: “Failure does not exist. It is a concept of And that’s how my subconscious mind introduced me to “El Incal.”.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Sasha Watson Goodreads Author Translator. Brian Michael Bendis Foreword. John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact nical “The Incal. These encounters and many more make up a t John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called “The Incal.
These encounters and many more make up a tale of comic and cosmic proportions that has Difool fighting for not only his very survival, but also the survival of the entire universe. Hardcoverpages. Published Moebjus 28th by Humanoids, Inc. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Incalplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Oct 25, Dan Schwent rated it it was amazing Shelves: But what is the Incal? And what will other people do to get it?
Yeah, that’s grossly oversimplifying it but The Incal throws so many concepts at you it’s hard to simplify. Do I mention the far-future, near dystopian setting where most of humanity spends most of its time watching TV? Or the giant flying space jellyfish? Or the dark eggs?
Or The Metabaron, the biggest bad ass in the galaxy? Or the Prezident and his hunchbacks? Or the conjoined twins that rule the empire, The Emperoress?
The story starts at street level with John DiFool finding the Incal and scales up a few times until it’s the ultimate battle between light and darkness with the entire universe at stake. Jodorowsky throws idea after idea at the reader without noebius breathing room. The story gets a little incoherent at times but it’s best to hold on and pay attention as best you can.
I have moebkus think Grant Morrison borrows a lot from this.
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The art is by Moebius and is quintessential Moebius: I’m a little saddened that it’s taken me this long to discover Moebius but I’m glad I have a lot his comics ahead of me.
The presentation, with the original colors on slick paper, mofbius akin to the Dark Horse Moebius Library. It’s built to last and I plan on putting it to the test. Things ibcal really crazy toward the end. I’d say The Incal is more about the journey and the ideas along the way than the destination. The poor bastard has been through enough! While I didn’t like this one quite as much as World of Edena, I’ll be tracking down more of Humanoids’ Joebius titles some time soon.
Jul 14, Alex rated it liked incxl Shelves: I think that seeing the documentary Jodorowski’s Dune helped prepare me for this book, incaal I knew what I was getting into.
In a lot of ways, The Incal does what Jodorowski wasn’t able to do with his film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel. As far as I can tell, The Incal is about That sounds about right. In a weird way, this story reminded me of C. Lewis’s Space Trilogy –not a connection I was expecting to make as I read this. My suggestion f I think that seeing the documentary Jodorowski’s Dune helped prepare me for this book, since I knew what I was getting into. My suggestion for tackling The Incal is to leave your expectations of traditional storytelling at the door.
It starts weird, and gets weirder, so it’s more important to just appreciate the unbridled creativity that Jodorowski and Moebius bring moebkus life. Moebiud you spend time trying to find the threads of an actual narrative here, it’ll just drive you nuts every time someone yells, “Oh no!
We must stop the shadow egg from devouring the sun! When Jean Giraud or Moebius passed away, the international “comic book” or “graphic novel” lost the last of the 4 great giants who shaped the medium the other three being Osamu Tezuka, Will Eisner and Jack Kirby – geniuses who combined an innovative and unique look and feel, with a tremendous breadth of work.
While American exposure to Moebius actual comic book work was limited- his overall effect in terms of design and mass media can’t be understated – first through the translations of “Metal When Inval Giraud or Moebius passed away, the international “comic book” or “graphic novel” lost the last of the 4 great giants who shaped the medium the other three being Osamu Tezuka, Will Eisner and Jack Kirby – geniuses who combined an innovative and unique look and feel, with a tremendous breadth of work.
While American exposure to Moebius actual comic book work was limited- moeblus overall effect in terms of design and mass media can’t be understated – first through the lncal of “Metal Hurlant” into “Heavy Metal”- but then coming to full fruition as designer for “Alien”, “Tron”, Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element”. Arguably, while the techno-fetish side of cyber-punk was imcal by Japanese Manga Otomo’s “Akira” – Giraud gave it the “film-noir” aspect. And of course- cyber-punk went and informed everything else.
To re-read The Incal- is to revisit and artist at his creative prime, working with his best life-long collaborator – Alejandro Jodorowsky.
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moeblus The result is a great visual jazz riff between the two. Moebius lays down sheet after of stunning visual layouts and details- while Jodorowsky’s plot incall and turns keep you running with the momentum. Reading this now, 30 years after it’s launch, a lot might seem familiar- the work influenced a lot of current science fiction – “the Fifth Element” and even the Matrix- but that’s because this is the source material for what we see now.
TBH- a feel this piece time-travels a lot better than “The Watchmen” or “Dark Knight”- it maintains a fresh, vital take on the world around it.
Hopefully, more of Moebius work will finally make it to the US. In the meantime don’t miss this. Apr 18, Nate rated it it was ok.
Great art, awful writing.
View all 3 comments. May 23, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: This book drips in pure sci-fi creativity. It seems like every page has a new, cool concept put forth; all within a cohesive narrative.
I won’t give any examples, as I think that would take away from the enjoyment of reading this book. Moebius’s art is fantastic. The new reprinted of The Incal respectfully retains the original coloring which is especially nice since many reprints seem to replace the original color with some awful modern rendering. I see so many artists that I love within Moeb This book drips in pure sci-fi creativity. I see so many artists that I love within Moebius. I imagine those artists reading the same pages that I was and falling in love with the style and later adopting it into their own.
The story-telling is a bit dated, oncal I usually hate saying that something is worth a read for its supposed historical importance as if I would have any conception of which books are historically important ; but I can’t help but see so many elements here that were used by latter creators like P. Craig Russell, Paul Pope, Frank Miller, and numerous sci-fi films, and would mpebius a read on that basis alone.
Brian Michael Bendis wrote a forward to the new edition which consists mostly of him getting angry at people ripping off The Incal. He claims, rightfully, that people should be inspired by the creative impulse that possessed Jodorowsky and Moebius to create this book. Jun 09, Jerry Jose rated it it was amazing. I loved this book a little too much that I will refrain myself from reviewing it.
This is Kilger Trout in graphic novel format with one of the most unique and most amazing artwork ever. The Incal je kultni strip koji je napisao Alejandro Jodorowsky, a nacrtao Moebius. Filmovi su vjerovatno i uspjeli, jer su snimljeni u vrijeme kada je new age mistika bila u usponu.
U biti od romana bi ostao isti naslov i imena likova. Neke ideje koje je spomenuo su urnebesne, ali da sad ne otkrivam stvarno vrijedi pogledati dokumentarac. Uglavnom projekt je propao i mpebius je na kraju ekranizirao David Lynch. Oni su onda od toga na kraju napravili The Incal. View all 10 comments. Sep 21, Blake Ellis rated it liked it. Genius of western comics.
Great concepts, but has the biggest, dumbest lead foot when it comes to execution. At the very least, can someone call a cease-fire to his out of control use of exclamation points? If you expect character development, coherent plot, robust and convincing dialogue, and any respect for subtlety at all, apply elsewhere. In fairness to Jodo – his films are amazing when any pretense of these elements of storytelling are bypassed completely.
But when you have something that resembles a plot, and you modbius enticing character concepts, and you have constant dialogue, and you have to spend more than two hours with it, it clearly kind of falls apart here. I have to admit, I’d probably be more forgiving if everything Jodorowsky releases here in the states wasn’t prefaced by some hyperbolic statements to the tune of “the books the form was made for.
Science fiction, comics, moeius otherwise?