The Triumph of Arn

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A collection of stories featuring an unstoppable army and an indomitable hero, all set amid the backdrop of barbaric and medieval lands. Jean-Pierre Dionnet, one of the founders of "Metal Hurlant," started a new genre in comics when he collaborated with artist Jean-Claude Gal ("Diosamante") in the late 1970s: Heroic Fantasy. It shortly thereafter gained the favor of the public and has since grown immensely. This is the occasion for all lovers of the genre to return to its roots. Witness, with the help of Gal's intricate style, the devastating effects of war as you follow an army's forward progress, and then join Arn's bloody quest for revenge.

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About the author (2014)

Jean-Pierre Dionnet began his career as a comics writer in 1971 writing short stories for artists like Philippe Druillet and Jean-Claude Gal. Continuing to write, he also moved into editorial work. In 1975, he co-founded Métal Hurlant magazine, along with Bernard Farkas, Philippe Druillet and Moebius. He became and remained editor-in-chief for ten years. Leaving what had become Les Humanoids Associes (Humaniods) in 1986, Dionnet has gone on to a successful careers as journalist, film producer, TV presenter and a blogger.

Jean-Claude Gal was a French comic artist mostly known for his work in Metal Hurlant. He began his career as an art teacher near Paris before his short stories were published. Appearing in the very first issue of Metal Hurlant, Gal continued a partnership with editor/author/ co-founder of Humanoids, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, that included 13 years on the series “Armies”. He began working on “Diosamante”, written by Alexandro Jodorowsky until his death in 1994.

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