Saburo is an ambitious young yakuza who provokes a war between rival factions in an attempt to overthrow the Oyabun Kodama, Tokyo's gang boss. But the sly old devil won't give up without a fight! Hoping to have Saburo killed, he orders Shi's release from prison, something the old blind warrior has been waiting thirty years for. Thirty years cut off from the rest of the world, unaware of the betrayal that sealed his fate. Sometimes, all that separates family and business is the width of a blade...
Intrepid Parisian reporter Ric Hochet finds himself on home turf when a sudden increase in crime in the capital is linked with a surprise publishing phenomenon: a "how-to" guide to murder... An editorial miscalculation, or malicious hoax? Ric and Nadine's investigation takes them to a small town in Belgium where they discover that the Marabout publishing company is not exactly the big, happy family its founder and manager Gerard André believes it to be. But who is really behind the mysterious guide? And are they guilty of murder?
Ric Hochet, the famous Parisian newshound, is not himself. He's wearing a mysterious bandage, he isn't driving his usual car, and a strange smell is emanating from his apartment... When he's invited to his old friend Police Commissioner Bourdon's wedding in the South of France, his infallible memory starts failing and his legendary luck begins to desert him. Then an attempt is made on Bourdon's life. What's eating Ric and why would anyone want to murder Bourdon? Clearly, things are not all what they seem-least of all Ric himself.
Joshua quit law school to go fight the Nazis in Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart after he and his buddy were victims of a landmine. No medal on Earth, however, can assuage the trauma of being unable to save your brother-in-arms. Back home in the States, Joshua tries to make up for lost time, with one romantic conquest after another. Working as a private eye in New York, he's been assigned to a blackmail case that leads him to a world of love nests, Nazi thugs, stolen art, and a whole slew of other dirty deeds. The fighting in Europe may be finished, but for those who survived, the war continues to fester at the core of the Big Apple.
After the war, Joshua went from decorated soldier to private investigator for an NYC law firm. For his latest assignment, he's been sent to Hawaii to investigate a grisly murder-suicide. With the help of a mysterious local and an old friend, he learns the dark truth behind their deaths and finds the stakes are far bigger than they seem. The war on the battlefield may be over, but not everyone has accepted peace, and the simmering conflict is manifesting itself in new-and dangerous-ways...
As ever, Rick is in a pickle. Instead of getting his hands on some new information, he bumps into his old foe Nyctalope - literally. And, of course, he's alone and unarmed. Unimpressed, his boss sends him out to investigate a mysterious murder in Paris's Luxembourg Gardens - which turns out to be a series of mysterious murders. The trail leads to a left-wing magazine called "Mad" - whose reporters are mad enough to target Rick himself. Meanwhile, there's Nyctalope to deal with (again)... Is the nearest Rick will get to a front-page story seeing his own picture splashed across it?
The richest pigeon in the world, Lord Beckett, has an ego that needs feeding, and birdseed won't suffice. Even the highest of academic honors won't be enough. Jack Wolfgang, food critic and CIA agent, must stop the mad pigeon's bird-brained scheme to rule the planet, but to do so, he'll have to join up with some of the world's most dangerous assassins. The clock is ticking, and if he doesn't complete his mission in time, the consequences will be beastly: he'll miss his date with a lovely panther in Oslo.
With the invention of Super Mega Tofu, civilization has seen the advent of a fragile peace-between animals and humans, between carnivores and herbivores. This miracle food has the peculiar quality of being universally loved. Jack Wolfgang, the world-renowned restaurant critic, travels the world sampling Super Mega Tofu in all of its varieties. It's the perfect cover for his second identity: Jack Wolfgang, CIA special agent. When his friend and mentor is killed, Jack picks up the scent of a conspiracy and tracks it half way around the globe. Can society survive this collision of fine dining and espionage?
Jack had been looking forward to a weekend getaway in Krakow with his girlfriend, Antoinette. Fine dining, Christmas markets, romance in a swanky hotel-life can be sweet sometimes. But when your love is a professional assassin, things can also quickly go sour. For Antoinette, it was a working holiday: she gets her man, a nasty billionaire at the head of a secret organization, but loses Jack in the process. There's no time for tears-at least not yet-as the billionaire's murder is linked to the death of an American dog in Cairo, an art gallery in San Diego, and a perverse secret society in London. Animals may have achieved the same heights of intelligence as humans, but they also share in their capacity for cruelty-unless Jack and Antoinette have their say.
Now almost seven, Rebecca's feeling better and finally ready to return to school. Believe it or not, she's excited to go back. Her teacher always finds ways to make class fun, turning the place into a school of nonsense. But a zombie-virus, the dreaded flu, is wreaking havoc on the playground. Everyone is going to catch it! Their only hope is the most super microbe of all... Ernest!
Germany, April 1957. Uli has a dream: to become a famous Broadway dancer. But as a modern dance student at the prestigious Folkwang school, Uli's energetic and outgoing personality stands out in sharp contrast to the melancholy of post-war Europe. During a trip to Berlin, he meets Anthony, a young American dancer. The attraction is immediate. Anthony convinces Uli to come to New York and try his luck on Broadway. The young men part ways, but Uli will pack his bags and embark on an adventure that will take him to a new life overflowing with life, color, and movement -- but also disappointment, harsh reality, and a good dose of heartbreak.
King Edward of England is dead. Edward's son Harold, one of the potential successors, renounces his oath to yield the throne to William of Normandy. From that day forth, William will have no peace until his rightful claim to the throne is acknowledged.
As the famous Halley comet soars across the heavens, giving rise to much speculation among the scholars of the time, William, Duke of Normandy, launches into the arrangements for the conquest that will change the face of England -- one of the most formidable military expeditions History has ever seen.
This is a tale of ambition, broken oaths, battles, love, death and glory.
Shocking! Disgusting! Meet the most dangerous twin girls in the universe! Their record of wrong doings, on purpose or not, will raise your hair on end. A darkly subversive collection of cynical comics gags that is sweeping Europe. Nothing is sacred for these two lil' monsters! South Park meets Monty Python.
Two women--each other's nemeses. Louise Fernbach and Yun Shao. One a European soldier, the other a Catholic terrorist from China. Ever since she discovered Yun Shao was behind the deaths of some of her fallen comrades, Louise has been out for her blood. Whatever it takes. Louise shows no mercy. Louise is a drone pilot. For her, wars are just video games she plays from Stockholm HQ. For Yun Shao, they are a fight to the death with disposable machinery. Welcome to modern warfare...
This opening episode begins with the Hittites' bloody Urar conquest, which is the first stage of a fierce conflict. Urar belongs to the rulers Marak, Kymris and Simmissee, three ancient rivals who have now united and formed one fearsome fighting force whose sole preoccupation is killing. Woe betide anyone who provokes their wrath!
There are some things that a child should never have to endure, but life can be cruel sometimes. Clara is only seven years old when she loses her mother to cancer. Before she passes away, Clara's mother gives her a doll from the days of her own childhood. Clara doesn't particularly like the doll at first, but it'll prove to be a precious ally, accompanying little Clara along the rough road of grief and mourning, through all its stages.
Leonardo is a genius. Full of boundless energy, he spends his days tinkering with his inventions and trying to solve life's scientific mysteries... often to the detriment of his poor 'disciple', who is willing to go to the most extreme lengths in the service of science. Welcome to a world of discovery, fun and pure madness!
The Horde of the Living continues its relentless advance, growing increasingly certain of its invincibility. However, the alliance of the three kings is more fragile than they seem to think it is. The Hittites seems to be mastering their weaponry in a whole new way, and cracks are starting to appear in the Horde's unified facade. Will Thusia continue to observe from the sidelines, or will she have a greater part to play...?
Ismaël seems like a regular nice-guy fallen on hard times. He's living with his adoring sister and her son following his return from his posting in Iraq. But he has a dark past with the gangs of L.A. and an even darker one with his combat experiences in the US army. These experiences haunt him, giving rise within him to a monstrous second self that he's trying desperately to control... but just when things seems like they're on the up, tragic events send Ismaël plunging into the abyss.
The Horde of the Living is growing ever weaker in consequence of the constant attacks from the Hittites. Their only hope is to sneak into enemy territory and kill the Hittite king. Which is how Thusia ends up mounting Marak's griffin and setting off for the Hittite capital. If she succeeds, the Horde will survive.
The war is at its peak. Louise is experiencing it from her drone pilot desk, which allows her the time to deal with family disputes and to go pick up the kids from school. Yun Shao, on the other hand, is right at the heart of the conflict, face to face with a robot. But soon the corpse of a soldier killed in combat comes along to remind Louise that war is not just the video game she thinks it is, sitting comfortably in her Stockholm headquarters...
Whenever Jerome Moucherot ventures into the society jungle, it's always with the greatest ardor. Everyone has to eat, but when Loulou, the youngest of the Moucherot family, is swallowed by a shark, our madcap warrior will not stand idle. The time of cohabitation with predators is over!
The Horde, that reunites the three largest realms of Pre-Antiquity, continues its unstoppable advance. But it's becoming increasingly clear that its greatest enemy is perhaps its own unique founding concept. While the brawls between the three clans begin to tear the great army apart, there is also a storm brewing in Thusia's mind, as she is forced to choose sides.
There was a time when certain mortals could become gods. At this time, two thousand years ago, men would pass into legend by risking their lives to entertain the crowds; famous charioteers who, perched on their chariots like Apollo, would fight for their lives and their honor in the arena. This is the story of one of those heroes: Aelio Hermeros, perhaps one of the greates chariot riders of all time. He was a mortal immortalized in the memory of those who saw him compete, who witnessed his defeats, his victories, his blood spilled and, most of all, his glory.