Talk:The Incal

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Fact check[edit]

How this is possible ? "Moebius and Jodorowsky sued Luc Besson, director of The Fifth Element, claiming that the film borrowed graphic and story elements from The Incal, but lost their case. In a 2002 interview, Jodorowsky actually claimed that he considered it an honour that somebody stole his ideas which is not surprising as Jodorowsky believes that authors do not create the stories they tell as much as they make personal interpretations of myths universal to the collective human subconsciousness." Because Moebius, lead with Meziere, the team of graphist who works on the movie ???

Strange but true. Here's a couple of news reports on the case (in French). Zompist 15:50, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

What's the reference for the term "Church of Industrial Saints"? I've read the Incal a few times and never seen the Techno-Technos referred to as such. Erin Clark 01:07, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

Wasn't it in the Technopriests comic series? Ausir 17:27, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

You're probably right. I'll check both books next time I'm at the library just to make sure. --Erin Clark 23:04, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

What is the relation between The Incal cover art and Itomi Bhaa?--Popski 12:42, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

solune's name[edit]

Solune is a mix of the French words for "sun" and "moon". Soleil = sun, Lune = moon. it goes with the androgynous, yin-yang, concept.

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legal issues[edit]

As it is said in an interview in the Guardian (,,2050577,00.html), it's the comic-book editor who launch the lawsuit, not Jodorowsky.Exaple —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:20, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

English publication info[edit]

Could someone add details on the English language publication of these books please? -- (talk) 04:31, 17 July 2008

An English translation of "The Light Incal" (as "The Incal Light") appeared as a series in Heavy Metal Magazine between in the issues February 1982 through to August 1982 as well as "What Lies Beneath," (as "The Incal Starting from the Bottom") in issues February 1984 through to June 1984. These English translations appear to have the original colouring. Also, Humanoids have recently published an English translations in hard-cover of all six original stories (with original colouring): ISBN 978-1-59465-015-4

Links for references:

(Knackerboy (talk) 17:05, 20 July 2011 (UTC))


Original Language[edit]

There is no mention in this article of the original language of this comic. It can only be deduced from random mentions of translations into english. It should be part of or near the fist sentence. "The Incal is a <<language of origin>> science fiction ..." I would put it in, but I have no further knowledge on this subject. - GeiwTeol 21:32, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Animated version[edit]

A few short scenes were animated and put together in an attempt to get financial backing to do a full feature film of The Incal. Here's the video. Bizzybody (talk) 06:03, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Why is Deepo referred to as a "concrete seagull"?[edit]

Why is Deepo referred to as a "concrete seagull"? I have seen the reference in several articles over the years. Is this from some description that was imperfectly translated from the original French or some other reason? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2402:6B00:2829:EDC0:DDFE:B6E2:20C2:B4BC (talk) 01:51, 18 February 2013 (UTC)