The Nikopol Trilogy has ratings and 73 reviews. J.G. Keely said: There’s something so indulgent about French stories, which is at the same time the. What begins as a futuristic fish-out-of-water story metamorphoses—through Enki Bilal’s gritty illustrations and masterful use of the cinematic and. The son of a Bosnian father and a Czech mother, Enki Bilal spent his Alcide Nikopol is a man who fell to earth, after orbiting in suspended.

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Maybe depth to the story or I’m missing something there. Bilal seems to take a “more is more” approach, blending elements of espionage, mythology, film noir, surrealism, and meta-narrative into these stories. Refresh and try again. Follow us on Twitter at pdxbookreview and like us enkj Facebook! It’s a world of the desperately poor, the oppressed elite, the cruel despot, the amoral gods, and the annoyingly whiny anti-hero; it’s hard to root for anyone in the bolal chapter, though the second and third bring a few m An interesting, rather bleak look at the human future from the peak of the cold war, and the immediate aftermath in the last chapter.

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Strange Horizons – The Nikopol Trilogy by Enki Bilal By Mark Teppo

Nikopol discovers that his wifenow dead, had a son, now the same age as him and virtually his twin. Son lejanos recuerdos de mi juventud universitaria que explotaron al encontrar y reconocer la tapa de esta BD. Perhaps it’s my problem, but I tend to feel that nothing can really replace a good story.


I am sad because I had wanted to read this for a long time and had read a lot of great things about but sadly, the actual book was not one of those things.

There is also a dark, absurdist humour, from the freakish make-up of politicians and the stripped alien cat Gogol to the world chess-boxing championships. Feb 25, J.

But I also know it isn’t entirely the problem of translation, as I’ve seen complex, intriguing stories that are delightful and deep even in translation, such as the works of Kurosawa or Charlier’s ‘Blueberry’ comic.

Our reviewers come from different backgrounds, experiences, training, and desires, and all share a love of reading. May 03, Mayank Agarwal rated it did not like it Shelves: Everyone had the same cheekbones and the range of expression was disappointingly lacking.

Mar 11, nettan – the road so far Sadly, apart from some festival screenings and a limited Canadian release, enmi has so far failed to bikopol any proper cinematic general release in the UK or USA.

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What I like most, is probably: Here, and later in Metal HurlantBilal began to write and draw a series of short SF stories, two books of which have just been collected into one volume of Memoriesthe latest in the good value Bilal Library collections from Humanoids and DC Comics. This page was last edited on 30 Mayat The world design was fun and detailed, though it all became similar rather quickly.


Foi o meu primeiro contato com o trabalho de Enki Bilal. Oct 08, Michael Finocchiaro rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Nikopol Trilogy brings together three previously published volumes— Carnival of MortalsWoman Trap and Cold Equator —all impressive works of imagination meticulously written, drawn and colored by European comics artist Bilal.

View all 3 comments. Trivia About The Nikopol Trilogy. This is an anthology of three very different stories centred around the character of Herakles Nikopol that link together into a somewhat confused whole.

I am not going to lie and pretend I enjoyed this comic. As stiff as the characters can look, I give it a pass for being such an achievement.

The second and third chapters, being more personal than the vast sweeping revenge arc of the first, are more successful. He eventually completed the saga in in Cold Equator.

It was a surprise. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Between engaging in indulgence and mocking indulgence, we get some fun, ironical, self-aware amusement, but there isn’t a very strong plot to hang it all on.

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