Iconic French comic ‘Valérian et Laureline’ is the unsung inspiration for your favorite sci-fi blockbusters
- Valérian et Laureline follows the adventures of its 28th-century
namesake hero and heroine, agents of the Spatio-Temporal Service who
travel through space and time to safeguard the Terran Galactic Empire.
- Written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières, the comic debuted in Pilote magazine in 1967 and appeared in print until 2010. Bound collections have sold millions upon millions of copies and have been translated into more than 20 languages.
- Although it’s largely unknown to many American sci-fi fans, Valerian hugely influenced the narrative tropes and visual palette for a generation of science fiction that followed — yes, Star Wars included. Read more
In collaboration with Valerian