Yay, a general print comic thread!
Wait what, what are those comics I have never heard of them. Oh well.
Meanwhile in Euro/Franco-Belgian front:
The new Blacksad ( for those who have not heard about this, behind the wikilink
a rather adequate article) album (Blacksad: Amarillo) got out fairly recently. Read the translation (to my natural language) lately: Guardino's art continues being most awesome, and Canales' writing has somewhat improved from the previous one (though still not as good as in the first ones). Recommend'd wholeheartedly.
A new Asterix (this one doesn't need introduction I hope) was published internationally with great fuss: Asterix et les Pictes
. Uderzo has finally given up ruining his characters after the terrible WTF horribleness that was Le ciel lui tombe sur la tête (Asterix and the Falling Sky)
, and this questionable duty has been transferred to next generation. Actually, to be frank, Ferri's story isn't that terrible, just incredibly mediocre, and Didier Conrad can clone Uderzo's style incredibly well (which is a shame, Conrad's quite good I think). Do not recommend unless you're one those 'gotta get 'em all' collector style fans.
The film adaptation of Quai d'Orsay by Blain & Lanzac was released. Apparently wasn't that great a success, which is a shame too: the comic (parts 1 & 2) is a masterpiece of political satire (dealing with French international politics and especially a certain minister of foreign affairs, set during the years preceding the U.S. invasion of Iraq.)
I'm told Manu Larcenet's Blast
part 4 will be published in 2014 by Dargaud. High expectations for this one, as it will be the final episode and finish the series (which I have trouble classifying. A long story very shortly: a seriously overweight man is being questioned by police, concerning a death of a woman, and recounts (unreliably) his weird escapades. Thus far, the comic's been what one'd call a piece of great literature.)