Froid Équateur

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Equator Cold
(Froid Équateur)
Series Nikopol Trilogy
Publisher Les Humanoïdes Associés
Creative team
Writers Enki Bilal
Artists Enki Bilal
Original publication
Date of publication 1992
ISBN 978-2731609837
Publisher Humanoids Publishing

Froid Équateur (French for "Cold Equator") is a science fiction graphic novel published in 1992, written and illustrated by Yugoslavian-French cartoonist and storyteller Enki Bilal. It is the third and final part of the Nikopol Trilogy, started by La Foire aux immortels (The Carnival of Immortals) from 1980 and continuing with La Femme piège (The Woman Trap) in 1986. The books were awarded with the Book of the Year Award by the magazine Lire.

Chess boxing[edit]

The book extensively features chess boxing, a hybrid sport mixing chess and boxing. In 2003, chess boxing became a real sport, directly inspired by how it appeared in Froid Équateur.[1]


  1. ^ Ada Calhoun (2008-07-10). "Chess-Boxing Hits it Big". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2008-07-13.