Bilal: Legends of Today, released by Titan Comics on February 16, brings together The Cruise of Forgotten (1975), The Stone Vessel (1976) and The City That Did Not Exist (1977) in a 128-page hardcover.
Antagonised by an enigmatic character with supernatural powers, which serves as a theme for the trilogy, the three stories delve into the lives of various traditional communities (a village of the Landes, a Breton fishing port, a small working-class town in the North) as they fight against the police, the army, and all those in power, whose action, at the time, was very controversial.
Bilal: Legends Of Today is illustrated by Enki Bilal (The Nikopol Trilogy, Exterminator 17, Monster), in collaboration with Pierre Christin, the multiple award-winning comics writer. Bilal is regarded as one of the leading European comics creators working today, and his most famous work, The Nikopol Trilogy, has been released as both a videogame and a film (directed by Bilal) called Immortal, starring Charlotte Rampling.
Ten pages of interior art follow the jump.
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