Heroes of the Equinox
is volume eight in the French comic book
(or bande dessinée
) science fiction
series Valérian and Laureline
created by writer Pierre Christin
and artist Jean-Claude Mézières
A difficult mission for Valérian in which he must leave to conquer the Island of Children in order to re-populate the beautiful planet of Simlane.
Because he is not alone in trying his luck. Others are also ready to fly away with the equinox, there is the brutal Irmgaal who swears only by fire and blood. Ortzog, the proletariat hero of the sort they don't make any more. Finally, Blimflim, guru in the service of orderly methods.
That the best wins the battery of tests terrifying, fantastic, even, frankly, poor.
In this album, where it isn't forbidden to make fun of supermen, there will finally be women who will draw morals from the story.(translated from the back cover blurb to the French edition)
Valérian, accompanied by Laureline, is one of four representatives from different races dispatched to the planet Simlane. Landing their astroship at Simlane's astroport, Valérian discovers he is the last to arrive. They are greeted by the members of the Simlane Great Assembly and taken to the city, which is crumbling and falling into ruin. The entire population is made up of old men and women. The head of the assembly explains that the people of Simlane are sterile
and that every hundred equinoxes
a new generation must take over. The best of the men of Simlane are... Read More