Jun 052013

Spirou 53 cover DE (ill. Carlsen, Yoann & Vehlmann)The German edition of Spirou #53, In den Fängen der Viper (“In the Clutches of the Viper”) is now available from Carlsen. This is the 51st album in the German order. As with the other German albums, it includes exclusive extra material, in this instance 8 pages including pencil versions of some pages, a cover image from the Journal, paintings by Yoann that relate to the story, and editorial material and texts (source). No bonus story this time around; the only obvious candidate, Yoann & Vehlmann’s Groom Toujours! (“Bellhop Forever”!) from the special anniversary issue, was probably too recent to make it in.

“In the Clutches of the Viper” was reviewed here, based on the French and Danish editions.

Carlsen will also publish the collected edition of the series (versions of the French intégrale books), expecting to start in fall 2014. For album collectors, meanwhile, Carlsen offers slipcases to help keep the bookshelf tidy, and a seventh of these will be available in spring 2014.

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