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"Talbot (Dotter of Her Father's Eyes) returns to anthropomorphic intrigue in his third tale of steampunk murders and the British badger who solves them. The nefarious toad Krapaud, a rich industrialist threatened by the socialist government of the former French Empire, is scheming with other members of the wealthy elite to take over Paris through the use of violent automatons. Luckily for Paris, Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard has been asked to consult on a related murder case. With his uncouth manners and his tendency to solve problems with violence, LeBrock is an unsophisticated but dependable hero who surrounds himself with an equally capable love interest. Subplots involving a human rights campaign seem like a tongue-in-cheek way to keep the anthropomorphic animal heroes from being taken too seriously, and Talbot's stylized illustrations feature lampoons on familiar children's book characters (the villain is a post — Hell Mr. Toad). While the element of humor is woven throughout, the characters have deep concerns, particularly LeBrock, whose soul-searching about how he can protect the people he cares about gives a soft side to an otherwise rough-and-tumble sort of hero." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Michael Rosen, February 22, 2015 (view all comments by Michael Rosen)
The first reason to read Grandville Be'te Noir is Detective-Inspector LeBrock. The second reason is Bryan Talbot's amazing art and story (think James Bond meets Wind in the Willows meets 19th century art history conspiracy theory). And the third reason is the afterword. Amazing that all this is packed into one graphic novel! But Talbot never ceases to amaze me with his uncanny ability to mix history, action, humor and marvelous art. And if you're still pondering the purpose of French satire in the world of comic art and politics, in the wake of the Charlie Hedbo massacre, this book will have even more meaning. Whether you're a fan of Bryan Talbot or just great comics, Grandville Be'te Noir is a treasure! Plus, many thanks to Dark Horse for continuing to publish beautiful graphic novels at affordable prices.
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ISBN:
9781595828903
Author:
Talbot, Bryan
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Author:
Talbot, Bryan
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Various
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
11.29 x 8.06 x 0.46 in 1.33 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Talbot (Dotter of Her Father's Eyes) returns to anthropomorphic intrigue in his third tale of steampunk murders and the British badger who solves them. The nefarious toad Krapaud, a rich industrialist threatened by the socialist government of the former French Empire, is scheming with other members of the wealthy elite to take over Paris through the use of violent automatons. Luckily for Paris, Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard has been asked to consult on a related murder case. With his uncouth manners and his tendency to solve problems with violence, LeBrock is an unsophisticated but dependable hero who surrounds himself with an equally capable love interest. Subplots involving a human rights campaign seem like a tongue-in-cheek way to keep the anthropomorphic animal heroes from being taken too seriously, and Talbot's stylized illustrations feature lampoons on familiar children's book characters (the villain is a post — Hell Mr. Toad). While the element of humor is woven throughout, the characters have deep concerns, particularly LeBrock, whose soul-searching about how he can protect the people he cares about gives a soft side to an otherwise rough-and-tumble sort of hero." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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