After buying the latest Chew volume and two Green Manor volumes the other day, I started thinking about the french comic Soda, that I first stumbled across in the beginning of the 90’s. The comic, written by Tome and drawn by Luc Warnant (the two first albums) and Bruno Gazzotti (the remaining albums). Tome is of course the Tome in Tome and Janry that drew Spirou between 1980 and 1998. And I think it was because of Tome that I bought the albums in the first place.
Soda is a comic about a NYPD policeman called David Solomon. He is living with his fragile mother, that doesn’t know he is a policeman, since he is pretending to be a priest to shield her from the harsh reality.[caption id="attachment_292" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="The covers of Soda 1 - 3"][/caption]
The two first albums (Un ange trépasse and Lettres à Satan) were translated into Norwegian in 1989 and 1990. I don’t think they were huge hits, since the remaining albums never materialized. And I remember buying it from a bargain basket. But they were great reads. Great drawings and great story. But since it never came any more albums, I assumed it only existed two albums. But no. It turns out to be twelve.
So yeah, I get to read more Soda. That is, if I learn French. ‘Cause they ain’t published in English. So humpf. So either wait and hope that someone (like Cinebook) translate and publish them, or learn french. Too bad. As I said: a great comic.