Ardeur (Hardcover)

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Ardeur (Hardcover)


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Ardeur, a war-wounded deserter, flees across a landscape ravaged by nuclear combat. A grand sci-fi adventure that has become a classic of the genre, for the first time ever in English.

The world is ravaged, the Cold War having turned into an atomic showdown. From encounter to encounter, Ardeur tries to reach Warschau, the last cradle of civilization...

Long before Alex Varenne made a name for himself as one of the masters of eroticism in comics, he and his brother Daniel published this black-and-white science-fiction saga, which was a landmark at the time of its publication.

A story as fascinating as it is powerful, translated for the first time ever from the French into the English language.
Born in Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or in 1939, Alexandre Varenne began teaching drawing in the early 60s. Chronique de la Oil Mar, written by his brother Daniel, was his first comic book. In 1979, he published the first pages of Ardeur in Charlie Mensuel, an expressionist series strongly influenced by the light and shade of interwar German cinema. Four years later, he embarked on a series of more or less "stripped down" portfolios on his own. At the same time, he entered the world of eroticism at L'Echo des Savanes. He never left.

In 1988, he renewed his partnership with his brother, drawing an adaptation of Fritz Zorn's very dark novel Angoisse et Colère. At the same time, he created the dreamlike Erma Jaguar, a heroine who loves sex a lot and men a little less. His interest in eroticism continued with Les Larmes du sexe and L'Art Erotique.

In 1996, Attention Femmes joined the short stories Varenne had drawn for the Fripons series, which he regularly delivered to Playboy and Penthouse Comics.

He died in Paris on October 19, 2020.
Product Details ISBN: 9781643375939
ISBN-10: 1643375938
Publisher: Humanoids, Inc.
Publication Date: April 15th, 2025
Pages: 300
Language: English