Blutch, Edward Gauvin

The man known as Blutch is one of the giants of contemporary comics, and Peplum may be his masterpiece: a grand, strange dream of ancient Rome. At the edge of the empire, a gang of bandits discovers the body of a beautiful woman in a cave; she is encased in ice but may still be alive. One of the bandits, bearing a stolen name and with the frozen maiden in tow, makes his way toward Rome—seeking power, or maybe just survival, as the world unravels.

Thrilling and hallucinatory, vast in scope yet unnervingly intimate, Peplum weaves together threads from Shakespeare and the Satyricon along with Blutch’s own distinctive vision. His hypnotic storytelling and stark, gorgeous art pull us into one of the great works of graphic literature, translated into English for the first time.

status Copy #1 (1199): in
genre Literature and Fiction » Historical Fiction
publisher New York Review Comics
publish date April 19, 2016
popularity checked out 1 time(s)


  • By Allen Coderre -

    A highly under rated documentary on the inner workings of our belief sytems, monetary institutions, and the current, anglo-saxon orientated, power structure which seeks to maintain it’s corrupting influence on our species naturual/spiritual evolution. A must see for those who are unaware of the shady dealings that are supporting this tin-plated facace.

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