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Jean Giraud

Jean Giraud

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Moebius Library: The Worl, Les Réparateurs, Le Bandard Fou, Tueur de monde, The Long tomorrow

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Le Monde d'Edena ("The World of Edena," published in English as The Aedena Cycle) is a series of graphic novels by French artist Moebius. It grew organically out of a promotional album Moebius made for the French car manufacturer Citroën, called "The Star", in 1983.


Background and publication history

In the initial story, Moebius introduces two genderless protagonists, Stel and Atan, who crash on a barren planet and must traverse it in an old Citroën. They eventually stumble on a camp of interstellar refugees surrounding a mysterious pyramid, and are transported to an unknown world described as a 'Garden of Eden somewhere in another galaxy'.

The open ending of the Citroën story inspired Moebius to wonder what would happen next. He plotted out three or four books' worth of stories that were also conceived as the basis of a coherent Moebius universe, one which crossed over with other major works like The Airtight Garage.

Moebius was strongly influenced by the teachings of Jean-Paul Appel-Guéry and Swiss nutritionist Guy-Claude Burger, as well as his own transient lifestyle ("The Gardens of Edena" was drawn in Tokyo and Los Angeles for example, and "The Goddess" was begun in France and completed in California). Questions are posed about dreams, nutrition and health, biology and sexuality, the human desire to live in a structured society, and archetypal good and evil. All of these philosophical elements are organically embedded in deceptively 'light' stories.

Moebius restricted himself to a 'Clear Line' style (Ligne Claire), with minimal details.


The series consists of five parts, each published as a separate volume, plus a sixth volume containing shorter stories that are outside of the main narrative:

  • Sur l'Étoile (The Star)
  • Les Jardins d'Edena (The Gardens of Edena)
  • La Déesse (The Goddess)
  • Stel
  • Sra
  • Les Réparateurs (The Repairers)
  • All novels have been published by Casterman, in many languages, including French, Danish and Dutch. The first four books (Sur l'Etoile through Stel) were also published in English by Marvel/Epic comics between 1988 and 1994 in translations by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier.


  • De Ster (The Star, Dutch edition), ISBN 90-303-8566-9.
  • Moebius 1: Upon A Star (Contains The Star and a short prequel, "The Repairmen"), ISBN 0-87135-278-8.
  • Moebius 5: The Gardens of Aednea, ISBN 0-87135-282-6.
  • Moebius 7 (Graphitti Designs Limited Ed Hardcover, contains The Goddess), ISBN 0-936211-33-4.
  • Stel (Dutch edition), ISBN 90-303-8576-6
  • SRA (French edition), ISBN 2-203-34524-1
  • References

    Le Monde d'Edena Wikipedia

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