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''Jeremiah'' is a French-Belgian comic book series by Hermann which started publication in 1979.

TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, racial tensions in the USA have degenerated into all-out civil war, and things snowball until civilization collapses altogether. In this post-apocalyptic America, most of the surviving population lives in small rural communities, while new states and polities have sprung up and attempt to fill the vacuum.

Jeremiah is, at first, an ordinary FarmBoy, but is forced by circumstances to become a [[TheDrifter drifter]] when his village is destroyed by slave traders. He is joined by a resourceful LoveableRogue, Kurdy Malloy.

For the LiveActionAdaptation loosely based on the comics, see ''Series/{{Jeremiah}}''.


%%* AfterTheEnd
%%* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive
* CharacterDevelopment: Jeremiah gradually becomes increasingly jaded and cynical, and his moral code grows murkier.
%%* TheChick: Lena.
* CoolHat: Kurdy ''never'' takes off his GI-style helmet, even when showering.
%%* DisasterScavengers
* DoomedHometown: Jeremiah's hometown is destroyed and all its inhabitants enslaved.
* FeatheredFiend: The villain in "La Nuit des Rapaces" has a giant aviary in which he keeps various birds of prey. [[spoiler:He ends up locked in it, and the hungry birds eat him alive.]]
%%* HandsomeLech: Kurdy.
%%* LoveableRogue: Kurdy.
* MaidenAunt: Martha, Jeremiah's aunt, is a straight-laced old woman with a borderline puritanical ethical code.
* MonsterClown: In "Un Hiver de Clown", Jeremiah and Lena come across a community of psychopathic circus clowns.
* NewOldWest: Post-apocalyptic America looks like the WildWest.
* NoNameGiven: Jeremiah is only known by his first name, unlike Kurdy and Lena, whose family names are both known (if seldom used).
* ScavengerWorld: Some bits of pre-apocalypse technology can be found in places.
%%* ShaggyDogStory: Several installments in the series.
* SwampsAreEvil: In "Les Eaux de Colère", a swamp turns out to be inhabited by a sprawling, quasi-sentient vegetal entity.
* TookALevelInBadass: Jeremiah is at first a pretty clueless young man, but over time he grows into a self-confident and worldly badass.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Kurdy occasionally dresses as a woman for infiltration purposes.
%%* WorldHalfEmpty