'The World of Edena' to Launch Dark Horse Comics' 'Moebius Library'

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The publisher will debut works by the French comics legend previously unavailable in English.

One of comics' most respected creators is to receive a high-profile career retrospective, with Dark Horse Comics announcing at Emerald City Comicon that it will release The World of Edena this October, launching a new series of hardcover collections of the work of French comic book artist Moebius.

Moebius — real name Jean Giraud — was a French comic book creator known for his Western series Blueberry and The Incal, created in collaboration with filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. With fans including Federico Fellini, Luc Besson and Ridley Scott, he also spent some time before his 2012 death working in film, providing concept art and storyboards for Tron, Alien and The Fifth Element, among other projects.

The 344-page The World of Edena collects all of Moebius' Le Monde d'Edena stories, including the first-ever English language edition of Sra. The Edena cycle launched in 1983, and centers around two repair workers, Stel and Atan, who stumble around grand philosophical questions involving sexuality, health and the nature of good and evil in a structured society.

The book is the first in a series of hardcovers from what Dark Horse Comics is calling the Moebius Library, with future editions — produced in collaboration with Moebius' estate — including The Art of Moebius and the six-part Inside Moebius series; much of the work in these new editions will be appearing in English for the first time as part of the series.

The World of Edena will be released Oct. 26.