John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called "The Incal." Difool’s adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy’s greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a tale of comic and cosmic proportions that has Difool fighting for not only his very survival, but also the survival of the entire universe.
About the Author
Alejandro Jodorowsky (also known as Alexandro Jodorowsky) is a Chilean film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, comic book writer, author, poet, mime, musician, and spiritual guru. He is best known for his avant-garde, cult films, such as "El Topo," a midnight movie favorite.
Jean Giraud aka Mœbius was a French artist, cartoonist, and writer, who worked in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées tradition. Giraud earned worldwide fame, predominantly under the pseudonym Mœbius, which he used to create a wide range of science fiction and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative and surreal, almost abstract style. Esteemed by Federico Fellini, Stan Lee and Hayao Miyazaki, among many others, he is considered as the most influential bande dessinée artist, and a continued influence to filmmakers and artists around the world.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Incal is a curious creation, born of the meandering spiritual obsessions of Jodorowsky and the wonderfully vivid drawings of Moebius. While the story lacks much coherent structure or purpose after a casual read, as with anything that Jodorowsky is involved with, there are tidbits of meaning and mystery sprinkled throughout, even if the sum total of those bits seems rather light in the final weighing. But the rather random nature of the narrative elements (not to mention the characters themselves) is somewhat relieved by the frenetic pace and the simple joy of watching a comics master like Moebius at work.
Brilliant and imaginative space opera with elements of mysticism. One of the finest SF comic series I have ever encountered. I first came upon part 2 of this story in the pages of Heavy Metal magazine, as "The Incal Light / The Further Adventures of John Difool". A film version of this would be the Heavy Metal movie that we should have had, putting to shame the weak anthology of 1981 and the execrable Heavy Metal 2000.This book contains the first two parts of the saga. In part 1, "The Dark Incal", low-rent detective John Difool finds himself at the center of interstellar political machinations after stumbling upon an alien artifact called The Bright Incal. In part 2, "The Bright Incal", Difool finds the Bright Incal's Dark counterpart, gains allies, and proceeds to a cliffhanger ending.