The Battle of Mansoura

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Humanoids Inc, Mar 19, 2014 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 66 pages
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An epic tale where history blends with fantasy to explosive and cinematic results. 1219: The Fifth Crusade. The Army of Crusaders attempts to seize the port of Damietta, in the hope of reaching Jerusalem by passing through Egypt. Victory is near, until the Christian army is decimated by a mysterious plague... At least that is what they are led to believe... An all new take on the time of the Crusades brought to you by top European writing talent and promising new Chinese artistic voice, Zhang Xiaoyu.

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About the author (2014)

After several years spent working in video games and Japanese animation, Guillaume Dorison, aka Izu, became literary editor of the French branch of Humanoids in 2006 when he launched the Shogun collection dedicated the original manga creations, with the aim of reinventing the Shonen genre. Under the pen name Izu, he has written over 20 comics and manga, including the sci-fi series Omega Complex, which was given the Animeland Award for Best French manga in 2010.

Born in 1975, Zhang Xiaoyu is originally from the town of Anshun in the Guizhou Province in Southern China. He created his first comic pages in 1995 while he was an art student. He has since completed a dozen comic works, many of which with prestigious European publishers, from Humanoids (Crusades) to Casterman or Glenat (The Chronicles of Legion). Zhang has twice been awarded China’s top comics prizes: in 1999 for David, and in 2001 for The Take-off, and has become one of the country’s most sought after comics artist. He is also involved with the publication of FEI, a magazine specialized in Sci-Fi stories.

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