An epic French sci-fi adventure, which both is childish and formulaic and bonecrunchlingly entertaining and visionary. Tarquin’s art is the best part of the package, at its best breathtaking – like in the Moby Dick-inspired space whale hunting scenes in #3. Arleston tells a space opera in the Jodorowsky tradition (think John Difool), although a bit less adult in themes and execution. The story is overcrowded with weird characters and the plot is a bit confusing at times. The story also take too many crowdpleasing turns, like the cheesecake rendering of all females and the inclusion of a government agent called Bames Jond.
Christophe Arleston & Didier Tarquin
Lanfeust des Étoiles, vol. 1-6
(Danish translation, Zanfyst fra Stjernerne)
3.0 out of 5 stars