History ComicBook / Grandville

20th Nov '17 3:06:16 PM The10thGeek
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** ''Grandville'' - [[spoiler:The ''Knights of [[strike:Lyon]]The Lion'']]

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** ''Grandville'' - [[spoiler:The ''Knights of [[strike:Lyon]]The Lion'']][[strike:Lyon]] The Lion'']][[note]]An [[{{TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness}} Omniscient Council Of Vagueness]] consisting of weapons dealer and newspaper owner Madame Krupp, The Prime Minister Jean-Marie Lapine, Reinhardt the Minister of War, the Archbishop of Paris, and Hyen the Chief of Police, with the lion being Emperor Napoleon [=XII=].[[/note]]


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** ''Force Majeure'' - Tiberius Koenig
15th Nov '17 7:10:00 PM PaulA
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The series has three books so far. The first book is simply titled ''Grandville'' released in October 2009, while the second book is titled ''Grandville: Mon Amour'' (''My Love'' in French) that was released in December 2010. The third book, "Grandville: Bête Noire" ("Black Beast") was published in 2012. The first book focuses on solving a murder of a British diplomat, [[spoiler:which soon revealed to be a conspiracy of the French forces which could lead to a British-French war]]. The second book is Archie tracking down a mad, escaped convict named Edward "[[AxCrazy Mad Dog]]" Mastock. The third book is set in France, beginning when [=LeBrock=]'s French colleague Rocher asks for help solving a murder case, but [[TheConspiracy it quickly turns out to be more than it seems]]. A fourth album, ''Grandville: Noel'' was released at Christmas 2013, in which Archie investigates a cult led by a charismatic unicorn, and its connection to a sinister political movement.

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The series has three books so far. The first book is simply titled ''Grandville'' released in October 2009, while the second book is titled ''Grandville: Mon Amour'' (''My Love'' in French) that was released in December 2010. The third book, "Grandville: Bête Noire" ("Black Beast") was published in 2012. The first book focuses on solving a murder of a British diplomat, [[spoiler:which which is soon revealed to be a conspiracy part of the French forces which could lead to a British-French war]].wider conspiracy. The second book is Archie tracking down a mad, escaped convict named Edward "[[AxCrazy Mad Dog]]" Mastock. The third book is set in France, beginning when [=LeBrock=]'s French colleague Rocher asks for help solving a murder case, but [[TheConspiracy it quickly turns out to be more than it seems]]. A fourth album, ''Grandville: Noel'' was released at Christmas 2013, in which Archie investigates a cult led by a charismatic unicorn, and its connection to a sinister political movement.
15th Nov '17 7:08:43 PM PaulA
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** Prime Minister Drummond, who is a bulldog, is probably a reference to the "Bulldog" Drummond series of detective stories.

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** Prime Minister Drummond, who is a bulldog, is probably a reference to the "Bulldog" Drummond ''Literature/BulldogDrummond'' series of detective stories.



** {{Paddington}} is seen chugging down a bottle near the beginning of the third book.

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** {{Paddington}} Literature/PaddingtonBear is seen chugging down a bottle near the beginning of the third book.
10th Oct '17 1:56:17 PM The10thGeek
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** Mon Amour - [[spoiler:Prime Minister Drummond]]
** Bête Noire - Baron Aristotle Krapaud
** Nöel - [[spoiler:Elwis Yorkshire, TheManBehindTheMan for Apollo's cult]]

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** Mon Amour ''Mon Amour'' - [[spoiler:Prime Minister Drummond]]
** Bête Noire ''Bête Noire'' - Baron Aristotle Krapaud
** Nöel ''Nöel'' - [[spoiler:Elwis Yorkshire, TheManBehindTheMan for Apollo's cult]]
10th Oct '17 1:55:36 PM The10thGeek
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** ''Grandville'' - [[spoiler:The ''Knights of [[strike:Lyon]]The Lion'']]
** Mon Amour - [[spoiler:Prime Minister Drummond]]
** Bête Noire - Baron Aristotle Krapaud
** Nöel - [[spoiler:Elwis Yorkshire, TheManBehindTheMan for Apollo's cult]]
25th May '17 12:13:45 AM RevenantWings
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* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: [[spoiler: Christianity in ''Grandville'' believes that the world began with Noah and the flood, and the actual species of Jesus Christ is not known. [=LeBrock=] finds out over the course of ''Noel'' both that a single copy of the entire Bible including the first six chapters of Genesis exists and that Jesus Christ was a human "doughface". The nun who translates this for him doesn't even want it for posterity's sake because it could upset the already tenuous balance of religion in this universe and gives it to [=LeBrock=] effectively to dispose of it. [=LeBrock=] ends up burning it in a fireplace.]]
25th May '17 12:07:19 AM RevenantWings
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* ChristmasEpisode: ''Noel''. Notably, aside from a MacGuffin, the idea of Christmas doesn't play a huge role in the main events of the plot besides the fact that it's winter and the final scene has LeBrock at a Christmas party.

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* ChristmasEpisode: ''Noel''. Notably, aside [[spoiler:aside from a MacGuffin, MacGuffin,]] the idea of Christmas doesn't play a huge role in the main events of the plot besides the fact that it's winter and the final scene has LeBrock [=LeBrock=] at a Christmas party.
25th May '17 12:06:27 AM RevenantWings
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* ChristmasEpisode: ''Noel''. Notably, aside from a MacGuffin, the idea of Christmas doesn't play a huge role in the main events of the plot besides the fact that it's winter and the final scene has LeBrock at a Christmas party.
16th May '17 10:24:56 PM RevenantWings
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* {{Expy}}: Chance from ''Noel'' looks a little like Clint Eastwood's "The Man With No Name".


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* ImmuneToMindControl: Billie looks directly at Apollo, defined as having extreme charisma or able to enact MoreThanMindControl by looking someone in the eye, and is hardly affected by it.


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* MrExposition: Chance has two moments in ''Noir'', once while explaining Apollo's past and a second time explaining how cult indoctrination works.
16th May '17 10:16:00 PM RevenantWings
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* DissonantSerenity: Twice in book four. Once when Chance is pointing his gun at [=LeBrock=] and all he expresses is mild surprise [[spoiler: and once when Chance and [=LeBrock=] try to capture Apollo in a dressing room before a speech and point ''four'' guns at him. Apollo weaponizes this, using his calmer speech to catch them off guard and momentarily hypnotize them]].
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