Published on May 26th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
DARK HORSE BOOKS PRESENTS: “MŒBIUS LIBRARY: THE MAJOR”
Arriving for the first time in English, Dark Horse Books presents Mœbius Library: The Major. This latest volume in the MŒbius Library series toys with one of its most famous characters. Mœbius Library: The Major features writing and art by legendary creator Jean “Mœbius” Giraud, translation by Diana Schutz, and lettering by Adam Pruett.
The Major is a psychedelic, sequential romp created by Mœbius between 1997 and 2009, following a production principle that embraces graphic spontaneity and improvisation. The lead character of this pseudo-story, Major Grubert, evolves in a humorous yet philosophical manner, echoing how Mœbius’ creations are treated in the Inside Mœbius series.
Join the Major on his last trip to the nebula of The Airtight Garage, where Mœbius rules as the playful Trickster of legend. What begins as a comical jaunt into unusually profound philosophical questions regarding the nature of existence, eventually winds up as a penetrating examination of the relationship between the author and his creation, the latter of whom must necessarily suffer at the heartless whim of his creator, despite the Major’s passionate desire for real life—and even freedom—beyond these comics!
The Mœbius Library: The Major hardcover will arrive in bookstores February 6, 2024 and in comic shops February 7, 2024. The 184-page volume, measuring 8.375 x 10.875”, is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic book shop and bookstore and will retail for $39.99.
Praise for Mœbius Library:
“The visuals are enormous, definitely a spectacle, and the story presents [The World of Edenas’] philosophical ideals with nice drama and conflict.”—Multiversity Comics
“Colorfully illustrated and as described by its creator, “simple, yet very polished.” [Mœbius’] illustrations provide an emphasis to his story that goes beyond simple explanations. One of his gifts is allowing the reader to interpret his vision however you see fit. His approach allows this adventure to build and build, creating an endless landscape of planets, stars, and a variety of uniquely bizarre characters.”—Fanbase Press
“It’s funny, it’s poignant, it’s well translated from the original French, it’s unforgettable. If you are a Mœbius fan, please add this volume to your collection!!”—ICV2