After some time spent with DC’s Vertigo imprint and then Devil’s Due, Fabrice Giger’s fabled Humanoids Publishing house (who’ve put out work by the likes of such prestigious creators as Moebius, Yves Chaland, Igor Baranko, Bilal, Pierre Christin, Philippe Druillet, Milo Manara and others) is back in action with what looks to be a high gloss publication of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius’s 1970s series, The Incal.
The Incal came as a result of the proposed Jodorowsky-directed film version of Frank Herbert’s Dune (which was to have starred Orson Welles, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dali, with music by Pink Floyd) biting the dust. Rather than lose all of their great ideas, the disappointed duo turned out The Incal comics series instead.
Long out of print in this country, the November republication of The Incal series in English comes at the same time as the book’s publication in French. Past Jodorowsky/Humanoids collaborations, such as the incredible Techno Priests series, have been beautiful objects to behold, so I’ve got high hopes for The Incal, which will come in its own custom slip case.