French fighting comic Lastman is the one series everyone agrees on. Mainstream fans, indie fans, action fans, art fans. They ALL love Balak, Michaël Sanlaville, and Bastien Vivès’ masterwork, brought to you in English by your pals at Skybound. Our edition’s fifth book will collect volumes 9 and 10 of the original French publication. And today we’ve got Lastman Book Five’s cover and release date for you! Read on…
Today Skybound announced the release of the epic fifth installment of the Lastman series from the powerhouse team of Balak, Michaël Sanlaville, and Bastien Vivès. Lastman Book Five, containing volumes 9 + 10 of the original French series, will be available everywhere on July 16, 2024.
Skybound’s editions of Lastman collect the action-packed series as a complete set in English for the first time, featuring full color pages to open each volume that will be followed by striking black and white pages. Each of the six books will feature all-new remastered translations and backmatter including additional series art.
On what’s coming in Book Five and beyond, editor Amanda LaFranco says, “Lastman is one of those series that continues to inspire in its creativity. Every time you think you know where this series is going, the team takes a new direction and expands this epic saga. As we now begin to head towards the series conclusion, Adrian and his friends will also need to prepare for things they never expected!”
After an explosion rocks the home base of the insurgent gang, The Red Eagles, not everyone from the Valley is making it back alive. Adrian, Richard, and their friends’ involvement with the troublesome gang leads to their arrest in Paxtown, where Richard once again must ask his ex-flame Tomie Katana – now the mayor – for help. Meanwhile, in the Valley, a mysterious guest from the depths of the Rift has arrived, and his secret motives and interest in Adrian may bring about the very ruin of the realm.
Skybound’s complete series remastering of the critically acclaimed fight comic kicked off with Lastman Book One, whichcontains volumes 1 + 2 of the original French series and a new foreword by Robert Kirkman. Lastman Book Two, collecting volumes 3 + 4 of the original French series and Lastman Book Three, collecting volumes 5 + 6 of the original French series, are available now. Lastman Book Four, collecting volumes 7 + 8 of the original French series, will be available in March 2024.
Lastman Book Five (ISBN: 978-1-5343-2583-8 I MSRP: $24.99) will be available at booksellers, along with digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, and at comic book shops and everywhere comic books are sold on Wednesday July 17, 2024.