The world of Edena

Moebius, 1938-2012

Book - 2016

"Stel and Atan are interstellar repairmen searching for a lost space station and its crew. Their journey takes them to the mythical paradise planet Edena where they unwittingly and unwillingly join a multidimensional battle between good and evil"--

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Series
Moebius library.
Subjects
Genres
Graphic novels
Science fiction comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Published
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books [2016]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
French
Physical Description
350 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781506702162
1506702163
Main Author
Moebius, 1938-2012 (author)
Other Authors
Florence Breton (colorist), Claire Champeval (translator), Domdom (letterer), Frayzic, Claudine Giraud, Bernard Hugueville, Laure Dupont, Brandon Kander, Diana Schutz, Philip R. Simon, Adam O. Pruett
  • Introduction
  • About The World Of Edena
  • About This Edition
  • Beginning The Edena Cycle
  • Chapter 1, Part 1.
  • Repairs
  • Chapter 1, Part 2.
  • Upon a Star
  • Chapter 2.
  • The Gardens Of Edena
  • Chapter 3.
  • The Goddess
  • Chapter 4.
  • Stel
  • Chapter 5.
  • Sra
  • Biography
  • Select Bibliography.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Interstellar repairmen Stel and Atan are thrust into a strange, surreal adventure when their search for the lost inhabitants of an abandoned space station lead them to Edena, a mythical paradise planet at the heart of a battle between multidimensional good and evil. French writer and illustrator Moebius (aka Jean Henri Gaston Giraud) was famous the world over for crafting tales that combine swashbuckling adventure and New Age philosophy, including Alien, Tron, and The Fifth Element, all presented in lushly detailed illustration that has inspired generations of graphic novelists and fine artists. This new volume collects one of his most renowned stories for the first time in English, and true to form, it is both an exciting interplanetary journey and a moving, intellectual exploration of deeper themes. VERDICT This essential volume will appeal to fans of sf, fantasy, and European comics, as well as those given to philosophical tales and enthusiasts of graphic novel history.—TB Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

The first volume in Dark Horse's new Moebius Library finally gives the legendary French cartoonist—long unavailable in English—the American welcome he deserves with a spectacular hardcover album of the entire Edena saga, annotated with notes from the artist and his studio. Spacefaring mechanics Stel and Atan find their way to Edena, a planetary paradise of lush jungles, welcoming gardens, and bronze deserts. Gradually they abandon the trappings of their futuristic society to reconnect with the land, discovering sex and sensuality along with unprocessed food. But a high-tech cult and a belligerent id-demon threaten to spoil their back-to-nature buzz. Glowingly illustrated in the elegant clear-line art and rich colors for which Moebius is justly revered, the book careens spectacularly through science fiction, fantasy, allegory, pop psychology, and psychedelia. That this ambitious saga began life as an ad for Citroën cars is only one example of Moebius's transcendent imagination, now finally brought to English. (Nov.) Copyright 2016 Publisher Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Stel and Atan are interstellar repairmen searching for a lost space station and its crew. Their journey takes them to the mythical paradise planet Edena where they unwittingly and unwillingly join a multidimensional battle between good and evil"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

While searching for a lost space station and its crew, interstellar investigators Stel and Atan find themselves embroiled in a battle between good and evil on the mythical paradise planet Edena.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Working closely with Moebius Productions in France, Dark Horse is putting the work of a master storyteller back in print--with some material in English for the first time! Stel and Atan are interstellar investigators trying to find a lost space station and its crew. When they discover the mythical paradise planet Edena, their lives are changed forever. The long out-of-print Edena Cycle from Moebius gets a deluxe hardcover treatment! Moebius's World of Edena story arc is comprised of five chapters--Upon a Star, Gardens of Edena, The Goddess, Stel, and Sra--which are all collected here. A storyboard artist and designer (Alien, Tron, The Fifth Element, among many others) as well as comic book master, Moebius's work has influenced creators in countless fields.“Moebius is a master draftsman, a superb artist, and more—his vision is original and strong.” —George Lucas