• In this book you will find volumes 3 to 5: The Land Without Stars, Welcome to Alflolol and Birds of the Master - three stories that introduce the societal criticism aspect of the series. Battle of the sexes, totalitarianism and extreme productivism are lambasted, but never at the expense of fantasy or of the action. And as they travel from world to distant world, Laureline becomes a truly equal partner, far from the stereotypical female sidekick roles of the time. Finally, the second part of the exclusive interview with the authors and director Luc Besson is followed by an in-depth portrait of Pierre Christin, the writer.

  • Dans ce volume de l'intégrale, nous retrouvons les tomes 13 à 15, et la vie de nos héros a irrémédiablement changé avec la disparition de la Terre du futur et de Galaxity. Sans emploi, les voila espions freelance dans les années 80 dans On the Frontiers. Sans ressources, ils sont trafiquants d'armes malgré eux dans The Living Weapons. Sans options, ils sont investigateurs et jouent les chèvres sur Rubanis dans The Circles of Power. L'apparente descente aux enfers des deux anciens agents est une excellente opportunité pour les auteurs d'étudier les ambiguïtés de notre monde, directement ou au travers du prisme des civilisations extraterrestres. Ambiguïté du personnage titre également, pragmatisme contre héroïsme, sauvé de la déchéance par sa partenaire toujours impeccable.

  • This third book of the collected edition contains volumes 6 to 8: Ambassador of the Shadows - the story that directly inspired Luc Besson's film - On the False Earths and Heroes of the Equinox. Over the course of these titles, among the finest in the series, Laureline takes her rightful place as the brains of the outfit, while Valerian fully embraces his role as anti-hero: always brave, but often a bit out of his depth. You will also find the end of the interview with Luc Besson and the authors, and an in-depth portrait of Jean-Claude Mézières, the artist.

  • Ce volume de l'intégrale contient les tomes 9 à 12 - deux diptyques essentiels qui représentent un tournant de l'histoire de nos agents, et qui sont considérés par la plupart des critiques et lecteurs comme le zénith de la série. Caractérisées par le retour sur la Terre du XXe siècle, ces deux histoires sont empreintes d'une mélancolie et d'une poésie formidables, et forcent Valerian, l'homme d'action, à faire face à ses limites. Et alors que le vrai 1986 rattrapait celui, apocalyptique, du premier album, Pierre Christin dénouait le paradoxe temporel en virtuose, faisant table rase du status quo et envoyant ses héros dans une toute nouvelle direction. Avec encore une fois une introduction du récemment disparu Stan Barets.

  • Mézières et Christin ont fait quelque chose que pratiquement personne n'avait fait avant eux : après 43 ans aux manettes, ils mettent eux-mêmes, et de façon absolue, un point final au cycle des aventures de leurs héros. Les trois titres de ce volume (At the Edge of the Great Void, The Order of the Stones et The Time Opener) bouclent la boucle et définissent la fin de l'histoire. Pas de larmes, cela dit ; comme l'expliquent les suppléments, la nature même de leur univers - voyages temporels et paradoxes à gogo -laisse la voie libre à quelques possibilités ultérieures : recueils de flash-backs, one-shots par d'autres créateurs, et adaptations sur d'autres supports comme ... le cinéma !

  • On an interstellar cruise ships, a mysterious individual in full environmental suit is working hard to get to Earth. On Earth, meanwhile, another person in a spacesuit is exploring a nuclear reactor on behalf of its owners. That second man is Valerian, and since the disappearance of Galaxity, he's been forced to make a living by putting his advanced knowledge and equipment to good use. But what he's discovered inside the plant is extremely worrisome...

  • Apres les évènements de The Time Opener, Valerian et Laureline sont retombés en enfance, et vivent maintenant sur la Terre du 21eme siècle avec Mr Albert. Mais dans un univers où le voyage temporel est une réalité, des mots comme 'après' ou 'maintenant' sont bien flous parfois, et ailleurs, en d'autres époques, nos jeunes agents - adultes, cette fois - continuent à oeuvrer pour la paix galactique, menacée comme toujours par la cupidité et la soif de pouvoir.

  • Every 100 years or so, the infertile people of Simlanne send their champions to the sacred island of Filene, where the best among them, chosen via a series of tests, will find and bring back the next generation. This cycle, though, the local heroes seem to fail repeatedly, and the aging Simlannians have sent for heroes from other worlds. Valerian, chosen to represent Earth, will have to overcome the tests and his competitors in a dangerous odyssey...

  • Technorog is a planet essential to the economy of the Terran empire. For 200 years, it has been a centre of industry, research and agriculture. Suddenly, the indigenous population-believed long extinct-comes back to the planet they know as Alflolol. Earth's laws are strict: They must be allowed back on their ancestral grounds. But when Valerian and Laureline are assigned to facilitate their «reinsertion,» they see the difference between the letter of the law and its spirit...

  • When a rogue planet threatens a new Human colony, Valerian and Laureline are sent to investigate and discover a barren, rocky surface... and a whole world beneath it! The people who live inside Zahir have never seen the stars. Divided along gender lines, torn by a senseless and bloody war, they are unaware that their planet is hurtling towards disaster. To stop it, the two agents of Galaxity will have to infiltrate both sides and force a reconciliation.

  • Point Central is a multicultural space station that serves as a sort of United Nations to the galaxy. Tasked with protecting the new ambassador from Earth, Valerian is kidnapped alongside his charge in a lightning commando attack. It's up to Laureline to do all the heavy lifting and slog through the seedy bowels of the station as she tries to locate and rescue them-and figure out who kidnapped them and why.

  • This first volume of the collection contains books 1 and 2 of the series : The City of Shifting Waters - in its original two-part, 9 pages longer format - and The Empire of a Thousand Planets. It also includes book 0, Bad Dreams, translated into English for the first time: the very first adventures of our two heroes, published after City and retroactively numbered. Finally, linking the volumes of this collection together, a long, exclusive interview with the authors and director Luc Besson is illustrated with new art as well as numerous sketches, studies and photographs from the latter's upcoming big-screen adaptation.

  • Running away with the unhappy heir to the galaxy's biggest fortune, even if it's because he wants it, is bound to cause some problems. On the lam with the Caliphette of Iksaladam, Valerian and Laureline are relentlessly pursued by the Quatuor Mortis, who are still after the enormous reward offered for the child's safe return. Stranded among the Asteroids of Shimballil, they must evade the hunters, recover their ship, dodge profiteers and traitors ... and decide what to do with the little brat!

  • Les hordes maléfiques des Wolochs déferlent sur le cosmos, et partout ce n'est que mort et destruction. Mais malgré le désespoir des uns et la trahison d'autres, Valerian, Laureline et d'autres braves résistent, et mettent au point une contre-attaque. Ils espèrent utiliser un mystérieux artefact, l'Ouvre Temps, pour renvoyer les pierres au néant et ramener la Terre par la même occasion. Mais quel prix devront-ils payer pour cela ? Et quelle Terre retrouveront-ils s'ils réussissent ?

  • Même si les aventures de Valerian et Laureline sont arrivées à leur terme, il reste encore bien des chapitres passés sous silence. Des petits épisodes simples, des post-scriptums à leurs histoires majeures, des moments de leur vie vus au travers des yeux de leurs amis, leurs alliés, et parfois même leurs ennemis. Voici une collection d'histoires courtes et de vignettes qui éclairera la saga de nos deux héros d'une nouvelle lumière, parfois drôle, parfois touchante.

  • Valerian and Laureline's ship has crash-landed on an uncharted planetoid. The two castaways quickly discover a vast ship cemetery, leading them to believe that their arrival was not an accident. Before long, they make contact with a population whose sole purpose seems to be to gather and produce food for a mysterious "Master." The Terran agents aren't going to be turned into slaves easily, but the Master enforces his will through his terrible agents: the Birds of Madness...

  • Our two spatio-temporal agents are on a new mission, but this time the duo is split up. While Laureline flies solo from planet to planet, on the trail of arms dealers and forbidden technologies, Valerian is on 20th century Earth, teamed up with the eccentric Mr Albert. And he, too, is hunting down technologies incompatible with the era. What is the link between the two cases, separated as they are by centuries and light-years?

  • Avec les volumes 16 à 18 rassemblés ici, nous retrouvons un Valerian et une Laureline maintenant riches à millions, une situation qui exacerbe leurs différences de personnalité : là où Laureline reste elle même et veut profiter de la vie, Valerian est désoeuvré, déboussolé. Heureusement, l'enlèvement de la première dans Hostages of the Ultralum rend au fils de Galaxity son statut de héros et de sauveur. Dans la suite directe, Orphan of the Stars, le couple uni fait front devant l'adversité et les difficultés d'être parents - même temporairement. Enfin, In Uncertain Timesles ramène sur la piste de la Terre du futur disparue, ouvrant la voie au dernier cycle qui conclura la saga. Avec, comme à chaque volume, plusieurs articles de Stan Barets, ici sur les personnages extraterrestres de la série, et les différentes créations des auteurs pour l'an 2000.

  • Valerian and Laureline are exploring Syrte, capital planet of a system of 1,000 worlds. Their mission is to discover whether the Syrtians could present a danger to Earth. What they find is a decaying empire led by decadent aristocrats, a population ripe for revolution, and a mysterious caste of masked wise men who discreetly pull the strings from hidden fortresses. Swept up by the winds of history, the agents of Earth will have to choose a side...

  • A spatio-temporal agent is always ready to give his... lives... for the mission?!
    Valerian, shot to death in an Indian fortress. Valerian, dead in 19th century London. Valerian, gunned down in San Francisco's Chinatown... And Laureline, paired up with an unpleasantly arrogant historian from Galaxity, forced to witness every demise of the man she loves on a succession of re-enacted pieces of human history. A very strange case that will take the two spatio-temporal agents to the limits of their endurance as they hunt down the mysterious architect of the false Earths...

  • Galaxity, capital of the Terran Empire in the 28th century. Valerian and Laureline are agents who protect mankind from rogue time travellers. Now they are sent to New York in 1986 to intercept Galaxity's worst megalomaniac, Xombul-except that in 1986, the world is in ruins and New York is about to be swallowed by the ocean. The two agents must navigate the shifting waters of the past to make sure that the future will exist.

  • The head of Galaxity's Spatio-Temporal Service himself has joined Valerian and Laureline at Inverloch Castle. There, among various human and alien allies, he explains to them the threat that looms over Earth: all of the recent incidents, all those important people gone mad and threatening to bring about the apocalypse... All of that is due to the malicious influence of the mysterious planet Hypsis. But Hypsis is a world that moves from system to system - it'll need to be pinpointed first...

  • The (false?) gods of Hypsis are once again interfering with Human history. Tired of their lower status among their peers, the trinity in charge of planet Earth opens communications with megacorporation Vivaxis at the end of the 20th century - an occurrence Valerian and Laureline's allies report to the two ex-agents. But to what end did the Hypsians initiate such a contact? And who is the mysterious Sat who, from the depths of Point Central, also endeavours to meddle with Human affairs?

  • Valerian and Laureline take a break from adventuring and go on a cruise, but Valerian feels uncomfortable among the idle and the powerful. He's not bored for long, though, because when a quartet of mercenaries board the cruise ship to kidnap the son of the Caliph of Iksaladam, they end up taking Laureline as well. With the almighty Caliph offering a massive reward for his son's return, Valerian's quest to rescue his girl is suddenly hindered by every bounty hunter in the galaxy...

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