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Peter Pan (BD)
Peter Pan is a 6-album bande dessinée ("drawn strip") written and illustrated by Régis Loisel. It is a comics reinterpretation of the Peter Pan story for mature readers. Following the format popular in Franco-Belgian comics, the story is published in large-format, 64-page, hardcover, full-color volumes, which were released on an irregular schedule from 1990–2004. The first two albums were reprinted in English by Heavy Metal and Tundra, but the reprint series was never finished, due to a combination of factors: unspectacular sales, the publisher's financial problems, and the delay in later volumes (Tundra was long gone by the time the final volume was released). It is the basis for the independently produced French film Peter.
This series of albums ignores J. M. Barrie's story of Peter's origin in The Little White Bird and invents its own. Peter is fighting for survival between an alcoholic mother and Dickensian London. His imagination and the tales of old Mr. Kundall are the only moments of happiness he can afford in the midst of misery and absurdity of the adult world. Everything changes when he meets the lost fairy Clochette, who comes to take him to Neverland, where he meets fairies, goblins, mermaids, Indians, a pirate captain (not yet called Hook), and a young satyr named Pan.
The six albums are:
- "Londres" (London) November 1990
- "Opikanoba" (Neverland) September 1992
- "Tempête" (Storm) November 1994
- "Mains Rouges" (Red Hands) September 1996
- "Crochet" (Hook) January 2001
- "Destins" (Destiny) October 2004