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  Read For Free Week 9: The White Lama, Unfabulous Five, and District 14

May 12, 2020 The White Lama

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Some of us are feeling the blossoming warmth of the May sun. Most of us? We've been plunged into a seasonally absurd cold front, hijacked into a wintry time machine. Either way, we're still fighting our way through more than two months of global cabin fever. And each week Humanoids is still devoted to providing free reads curated from our extensive international library. 

Our batch this week mirrors the hot-and-cold contrast outside our walls. First, The White Lama by the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky and artist Georges Bess provides a metaphysical journey through the sub-zero mountains of Tibet. If you're looking for something warmer and more buoyant, Jerry Frissen and Bill's Unfabulous Five takes a lovable band of luchadores to southern California, where they attempt to put a number of societal ills in a suplex. Last but not least, the award-winning District 14 from Pierre Gabus and Romuald Reutimann pays homage to the strips of the Golden Age, where a bustling menagerie of animals navigates the power, money, and friction of a feverish city. If you like these introductory volumes, dive into the rest of the series, and check back next week for another delivery of free reading. 

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The White Lama by Alejandro Jodorowsky & Georges Bess

A Tibetan-set mystical adventure of treachery, martial arts, and spiritual redemption.
Late 19th century Tibet, after the Grand Lama Mipam dies, Gabriel, the orphan of white explorers, is chosen as his reincarnation. As he is raised by a local family, the seeds of corruption and despair sprout across the land, and it will be up to the "White Lama" to fight his way back to the light.A breath-taking & spiritual epic adventure set at the “Roof of the World.”

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Unfabulous Five by Jerry Frissen & Bill

Between battles and laughs, a story of acceptance, camaraderie, and tradition set in the world of Lucha Libre.

Lucha Libre, the Mexican art of wrestling, has made its way to Southern California in the form of the Luchadores Five, a gang unlike any other. Their mission is to clean up the East Los Angeles community they live in. But despite their best attempts to get rid of crime in their hometown, "The Unfabulous 5," as they are sometimes known, are regularly arrested by the police, roughed up by a myriad of other gangs, including Werewolves and angry Frenchmen, and ridiculed by the public and their loved ones.It is within this rich Lucha Libre universe, with all its eccentric yet lovable characters, that the social issues of today are addressed in imaginative and hysterical ways.

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District 14 Season 1, Episode 1 by Pierre Gabus & Romuald Reutimann

A unique and addictive anthropomorphic mystery with an intricate plot and a fantastic cast of characters.

District 14: a labyrinthine megalopolis where humans, animals, and aliens coexist. A rotting Tower of Babel where anarchy and wealth commingle, where affluence and crime intertwine… It is amidst this vibrant urban landscape that a strange character, an elephant by the name of Michael, disembarks from an immigrant vessel. This mighty pachyderm barely sets his bag down when he is caught in a violent crossfire… Along with Hector, an opinionated journalist beaver, they come to form a unique and powerful duo, reporting for one of the city’s sensationalist newspapers.

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District 14 Season 1, Episode 2 by Pierre Gabus & Romuald Reutimann

A unique and addictive anthropomorphic mystery with an intricate plot and a fantastic cast of characters.

District 14: a labyrinthine megalopolis where humans, animals, and aliens coexist. A rotting Tower of Babel where anarchy and wealth commingle, where affluence and crime intertwine… It is amidst this vibrant urban landscape that a strange character, an elephant by the name of Michael, disembarks from an immigrant vessel. This mighty pachyderm barely sets his bag down when he is caught in a violent crossfire… Along with Hector, an opinionated journalist beaver, they come to form a unique and powerful duo, reporting for one of the city’s sensationalist newspapers.

Read District 14 Season 1, Episode 2