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Anyone wanting to get a feel for the "60s" art scene in Europe and how it intersected with the pop/camp axis emerging in the US, need look no further that this spectacular retrospective edition of Guy Peellaert's one-of-a-kind comics masterwork, The Adventures of Jodelle. Landing at an intersection of the lines emerging from Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's epic collaborations of the FF and Thor, the pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, and Jean Luc Godard's take on American culture, The Adventures of Jodelle was an instant smash on the continent that reverberated to the shores of the US as well, with its influence here most largely felt in poster and advertising art. While its impact on American comic books was limited – Vaughn Bodé and Steranko were likely fans, along with a few in the underground comics world – it made a major impact on the shape of the following two decades of European comics, influencing both the SF stylings of Moebius and the lush feminine forms of Milo Manara. Influence aside, this is a work bursting with energy and vision, and this massive, oversize hardcover edition that comes complete with an 80-page "visual supplement" that serves both to contextualize the work and follow Peellaert's career presents it to full effect, as this pdf preview and flickr slideshow make amply clear.