Jeremiah (comics)

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Jeremiah #1 - La nuit des rapaces (April 1979)

Jeremiah is a Belgian comic book series by Hermann Huppen. It was created in 1979 for the German magazine Zack and also appeared in Métal Hurlant, Spirou magazine, and Politikin Zabavnik. Currently, there are 32 volumes and one Hors Série in French and Dutch.

Plot[edit]

Racial wars have torn the USA apart, resulting in a post-apocalyptic world. Many small pockets of civilization exits; from isolated super high-tech fortresses, hidden research labs, or racial groups in walled-in cities, fighting each other, amongst the more regular population, which in many ways resembles the "old west".

Jeremiah and his friend Kurdy travel the country, taking the odd job, and getting mixed up in various affairs. Jeremiah, being the more noble of the two, often sticks his neck out to help others, while Kurdy is a more wily, opportunistic scoundrel. The story carries little from album to album, meaning they can be read individually.

Publication[edit]

Jeremiah has been very successful, both critically and commercially in Europe, and has a large fan base. There have been attempts to introduce the series to the US market on several occasions without promising results, mostly due to different tastes of the American and European comic book public.

Jeremiah is published in several languages, but the current holder of the English language copyrights is Strip Art Features (SAF). The series has reached a cult status in Europe. However it failed when it was introduced to the US in the early 1990s.[citation needed] Strip Art Features attempted in collaboration with Dark Horse Comics to reestablish Jeremiah in the US in the early 2000s, with Jeremiah: Gun in the Water. In March 2012 Dark Horse Comics begun another English language reprint series in collaboration with SAF; three volumes of the Jeremiah Omnibus, collecting tomes 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 respectively, have been released as of October 2013.

French Language Jeremiah Comics[edit]

  • Jeremiah, tome 1 : La Nuit des rapaces (April 1979)
  • Jeremiah, tome 2 : Du sable plein les dents (October 1979)
  • Jeremiah, tome 3 : Les Héritiers sauvages (January 1980)
  • Jeremiah, tome 4 : Les Yeux de fer rouge (July 1980)
  • Jeremiah, tome 5 : Un cobaye pour l'éternité (May 1981)
  • Jeremiah, tome 6 : La Secte (February 1982)
  • Jeremiah, tome 7 : Afromerica (September 1982)
  • Jeremiah, tome 8 : Les Eaux de la colère (April 1983)
  • Jeremiah, tome 9 : Un hiver de clown, (November 1983)
  • Jeremiah, tome 10 : Boomerang (October 1984)
  • Jeremiah, tome 11 : Delta (October 1985)
  • Jeremiah, tome 12 : Julius et Romea (October 1986)
  • Jeremiah, tome 13 : Strike (May 1988)
  • Jeremiah, tome 14 : Simon est de retour (September 1989)
  • Jeremiah, tome 15 : Alex (Sep 12, 1990)
  • Jeremiah, tome 16 : La Ligne rouge (Oct 7, 1992)
  • Jeremiah, tome 17 : Trois motos... ou quatre (Feb 2, 1994)
  • Jeremiah, tome 18 : Ave Caesar (May 31, 1995)
  • Jeremiah, tome 19 : Zone frontière (April 10, 1996)
  • Jeremiah, tome 20 : Mercenaires (Sep 3, 1997)
  • Jeremiah, tome 21 : Le Cousin Lindford (October 1998)
  • Jeremiah, tome 22 : Le Fusil dans l'eau (Mar 7, 2001)
  • Jérémiah, tome 23 : Qui est renard bleu ? (Mar 6, 2002)
  • Jeremiah, tome 24 : Le Dernier Diamant (April 2, 2003)
  • Jeremiah, tome 25 : Et si un jour, la Terre... (April 2004)
  • Jeremiah, tome 26 : Un port dans l'ombre (October 2005)
  • Jeremiah, tome 27 : Elsie et la rue (January 2007)
  • Jeremiah, tome 28 : Esra va très bien (January 2008)
  • Jeremiah, tome 29 : Le petit chat est mort (January 2010)
  • Jeremiah, tome 30 : Fifty-Fifty (February 2011)
  • Jeremiah, tome 31 : Le panier de crabes (January 2012)
  • Jeremiah, tome 32 : Le Caïd (February 2013)

English Language Jeremiah Comics[edit]

TV series[edit]

Main article: Jeremiah (TV series)

An American television series, Jeremiah, has been created based on the comic series.

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