Moebius: Fusion (1995)
Marvel/Epic Comics

24 x 29.7cm, 128 pages

Moebius: Fusion collects work made by Moebius between 1985 to 1995 for print, Film/TV and more.

Fusion, book

Fusion is divided into five sections:


Fusion, alternate cover art
Fusion, cover for Ark No.22 (right)

The Diffusion section showcases poster illustrations of comic book superheroes including Marvel’s Elektra, The Thing, Iron Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, Spider-Man, The Silver Surfer, The Punisher and also DC’s Batman and Sandman’s Death. Also inside are production designs made for movies such as Little Nemo in Slumberland (1989) and Willow (1988).

Fusion, Diffusion, Marvel’s Elektra, The Thing, Iron Man
Fusion, Diffusion, Marvel’s Daredevil, Wolverine
Fusion, Diffusion, Marvel’s Spider-Man
Fusion, Diffusion
Fusion, Diffusion, DC’s Death (Sandman)
Fusion, Diffusion, homage to Marvel’s Silver Surfer

Perfusion contains illustrations and poster work for French publication and another for a comics festival. Of particular note in Perfusion is a short 15 page comic entitled Oracle told in mostly 2-panel structure about the story of Zon who is on a path of self-discovery and who meets the eponymous Oracle.

Fusion, Perfusion
Fusion, Perfusion
Fusion, Perfusion, Oracle
Fusion, Perfusion

Confusion features illustrations for various French publications, some watercolour pieces that Moebius had completed whilst in Los Angeles and a handful of immersive double-page spreads. Inside are also a series of portraits by Moebius of friends and loved ones including of longterm creative collaborator Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Fusion, Confusion
Fusion, Confusion
Fusion, Confusion
Fusion, Confusion
Fusion, Confusion, Alejandro Jodorowsky portrait (left)

Effusion includes a Moebius homage to Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga masterpiece Akira, production designs for the movie The Abyss (1989) and various poster and t-shirt designs.

Fusion, Effusion, homage to Otomo’s Akira (left), The Abyss (right)
Fusion, Effusion, The Abyss
Fusion, Effusion

Transfusion consists of a series of abstract pieces with accompanying poetry by Moebius.

Fusion, Transfusion
Fusion, Transfusion
Fusion, Transfusion
Fusion, Transfusion

Jean Giraud concludes Fusion with a dedication to his mother, Pauline Vinchon.

Fusion, “This book is dedicated to my mother, Pauline Vinchon.”

L’Homme du Ciguri – Major Fatal: Part 2

L’Homme du Ciguri (1995) / The Man from the Ciguri (1996)
Les Humanoïdes Associés
24 x 30.5cm, 50 pages

L’Homme du Ciguri (The Man from the Ciguri) is a direct followup to Moebius’ hugely popular Le Garage Hermétique (The Airtight Garage), released 20 years after the original, we are taken onboard the Ciguri to join the ship’s crew as they embark on locating the Major who has not been seen since the cataclysmic battle with the Bakalite.

The improvisational nature of Le Garage Hermétique is used once again to tell the story in L’Homme du Ciguri and the art direction has a looser feel to it then the original story yet loses none of the charm. Unlike the first instalment, Moebius has taken the decision from the start to accentuate his drawings with vivid colour.

As with Le Garage Hermétique if the reader looks closely at each page and panel they are sure to find references to other work by Moebius both past & present, this is especially true in L’Homme du Ciguri when we meet the character T.Archer (who bears a striking resemblance to a certain author…)

L’Homme du Ciguri & The Man from the Ciguri