I had sat down to write some of the usual frivolous nonsense about Silver Age comics, but having just learned of the death of Jean Giraud — aka Moebius — I’m really not in the mood.

Comics has lost one of the true giants today. Do yourself a favour: dig out and read some Jean Giraud comics, whether it be the western-themed Lt Blueberry, the cosmic Incal, or the just plain strange Arzak, and revel in the man’s enormous talent…

Incal by Moebius

Moebius Silver Surfer Stan Lee

Incal ©2012 Les Humanoides Associés, Paris

Silver Surfer ©2012 Marvel Characters, inc