Isle of 100,000 Graves
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Isle of 100,000 Graves


Five years ago, little Gwenny’s father found, inside a bottle, a map with instructions on how to reach the mysterious Isle of 100,000 Graves and its legendary treasures — and then he vanished. Now Gwenny, having stumbled across another bottle-shipped map, enlists the dubious help of a shipful of pirates, sets out to find the island, and her long-lost dad.

Little does she realize that the Isle comes by its ominous name honestly, as the location of a secret school for executioners and torturers, where apple-cheeked youngsters are taught the finer points of extracting information from prisoners… and then putting an end to their lives in a wide variety of gruesome ways. And they’ve reached the point in their studies where theory should ideally give way to practice, so an influx of uninvited visitors comes as a blessing to the faculty.

And yes, this story is a comedy. Albeit a dark one.

For the first time in his career, Jason has enlisted a writer: Fabien Vehlmann. (Vehlmann has written a number of graphic novels for the French and American markets, including an installment of the legendary Spirou series and the three-volume Green Manor continuity, of which two volumes have been released in English.) Vehlmann has managed to interiorize Jason’s deadpan style and wit perfectly, creating a uniquely smooth and successful collaboration.

Title:Isle of 100,000 Graves
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:56 pages

    Isle of 100,000 Graves Reviews

  • Sam Quixote
    Jul 08, 2011

    Set in Pirate Times, Gwenny’s pop went a-sailing to find the legendary treasure of the Isle of 100,000 graves but never returned. Then Gwenny finds a map to the island in a bottle and joins a swashb...

  • HannahCassie (PSIloveThatBook)
    Mar 16, 2016

    Absolutely hilarious! Loving these graphic novels!...

  • Allie
    Aug 11, 2014

    Boy howdy, I love Jason. This story centers on a plucky little lady, Gwenny, looking for her father. He disappeared while looking for treasure on the titular Isle of 100,000 Graves. She finds a map in...

  • Jeremy Stephens
    Nov 21, 2011

    Three letters summarize my reaction to everything about this graphic novel-wtf. I have been reviewing books here on the goodreads site for three years now and thus far this was by far the hardest boo...

  • Miguel Jimnez
    Jun 24, 2014

    Si se creía que no había alguien con un estilo similar a Jason, se estaba en un error. Jason es único, no hay duda, pero Vellman complementa y queda muy bien en la —ya de por sí— especial narr...

  • Tif
    Nov 17, 2011

    A simple story about a clever girl who hires a pirate crew with the lure of map promising a massive, legendary treasure, in the hopes of finding her father whom went missing years before on an island ...

  • Zaz
    Feb 15, 2016

    This one was fun. The story didn't look interesting at first, but soon there were pirates and other creepy bad characters. I liked that the main characters were smart kids and how the setting was real...

  • Meem
    Feb 15, 2014

    Jason delivers pitch-perfect noir every time. Every work of his is a monument to minimalism. You are a treasure map inside a bottle, you beautiful Norwegian, and I'd be a willing prisoner in your isla...

  • Pustulio
    Jan 29, 2015

    Lo mismo, bien raro el muchacho. ...

  • Ross McLean
    Mar 22, 2016

    A charming and precocious young girl teams up with a band of rough and tumble pirates in search of a fabled treasure and her long lost father. They try to take advantage of her, but she is always one ...