Die grosse grenze (#13)

Valerian und Veronique Number 13

Zwei zeitlines. Valerian und Veronique hilfe ein andere agent von Galaxity to reisen zuruck. Irgendwie Russland und Tschernobyl sind in dieses geschicht.

Die serie hat kein benzin. Halb von die Geschichte ist nicht brauche.

Two timelines. Valerian and Veronique help a fellow Galaxity agent to journey home. Somehow Russia and Chernobyl are in the story.

The series is running out of gas. Half of the story could go away and nothing would be missed.

Orphelins Tome 1 Petits soldats and misc French stuff

Understand that I am learning some French and I find comics to be a simple way to start reading a foreign language. What I will usually do is learn a basic vocabulary. Then start trying to find a few comics. Later, hopefully, start reading a few simple books. With Spanish, I skipped the comics and went straight to the books. It was painful, but it did work. With German, I am still hitting the comics, and it is helping. With French, this is my first foray.

On the technical side, I tend to read comics on the full sized computer screen or my Amazon Fire.

I was looking for free French books for my Kindle on Amazon yesterday. I found quite the treasure trove with some unexpected gems. I found some interesting comics.

I ran into Valérian et Laureline, la cité des eaux mouvantes – Edition Definitive. I have read the German version, Die Stadt der tosenden Wasser, “the city of the roaring water”. This will be an excellent opportunity to dip my toe into reading French with simple known material.

I also ran into Orphelins – Tome 1 – Petits soldats. It is a comic of 192 pages. I tackled it immediately! I spent the afternoon yesterday going through it page by page. I somehow managed to get through it and I believe get more than just a “jist” version of the story! The illustrations were well done and the plot was fun. I can now say that I have gotten through my first French comic! A hundred and ninety two pages was a bit more than I planned to start with, but I made it! Well worth reading, if you get the chance! I liked it so much, I left a very positive review on Amazon. I left the review in English because I didn’t think butchered French would help…

I found Thorgal – tome 01 – La magicienne trahie. It is a 48 page comic that looks approachable. We will see.

I also ran into a few volumes of Sande BD, “Le magazine du crowdfunding BD”. Those magazines are above my level right now, but they look VERY interesting. I took a peek at their website. They have some very interesting projects in the works. There is a youtube channel that has some wild stuff! It looks like some of the French folks are leveraging crowdfunding to a whole new level. Take a look at the channel.

I found a few books as well. Lune de sang – La meute de Riverside Creek, Les Immortels (novella), La Reine du Chaos, La Figeuse du temps, Chassé-Croisé Paris SXM, Le Réveil des Dragons, Le Sceau, La Prisonnier de la planète Mars, and Esclave, Guerrière, Reine. When I get some serious confidence, which is going to take a while, I will tackle one of these.

All in all, a VERY happy weekend!

archive.org has gone wild!

I remember when I would walk into a library as a youngster and be amazed by the variety available. I would go from section to section, just to see what was there. The site archive.org brings that feeling back. I’ve enjoyed that site for years. But now, they have done it again.

I was shocked, stunned, completely gobsmacked! The Internet Archive has added some INCREDIBLE new content. They’ve added online arcade games, comic collections, manga collections, cookbooks, and a favorite of mine, a pulp magazine section.

Internet Arcade (903 items)

Console Living Room

WWII Archive (3,429 items)
WWII books, broadcasts, radio, training films, etc.

A few THOUSAND comics:

Ace Comics Collection
202 items

Atari Force Comics
19 items

Captain Marvel Adventures
140 items

Classic Comics
727 items

Comics Collections Page
149 items
Includes; Forbidden Worlds (100), Gunsmoke (25), Jo Jo Congo King (3), and Sad Sack (11).

Dotty (Ace Comics) Collection

Fawcett Comics
764 items

Fawcett Comics: America’s Greatest Comics
8 items

Skywald Comics
72 items
Mostly horror genre. You MUST check out Skywald Comics: Scream Issue 01 (1973) click here to view it. It has VERY nice black and white artwork. Even if you don’t care for horror, this is some BEAUTIFUL artwork! You can view the entire collection, including horror, monsters, cowboys, etc. at

Tandy Whiz Kids Comics
11 items
Older computer geeks might like to visit this one.

The Manga Library
7,806 items
Fantastic! You MUST browse this collection!

Webcomic Universe
5,135 items

Pulp mag archive (1,452 items)

Cookbooks (3,000+)

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Collection (300 items)

Those of you with newreader RSS aggregation software will enjoy these RSS Feeds:

Internet Arcade RSS Feed

Pulp RSS Feed

Webcomic Universe

Tandy Whiz Kids Comics RSS Feed

Fawcett Comics RSS Feed

Classic Comics RSS Feed

Captain Marvel Adventures

Comic Books and Graphic Novels RSS Feed