Latest Releases

 Books - English

June 2024 (Black Coat Press) - FRENCH TALES OF MAD SCIENTISTS (VOL. 3). stories by Georges Eekhoud, Edmond Haraucourt, Jules Lermina, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Eugene Thibault et Gaston de Wailly. translated by Brian Stableford and edited by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier cover by Yoz. 6x9 tpb, 400 p. $29.95.
In this third thematic collection we have gathered six remarkable stories published between 1884 and 2012 that encapsulate the basic archetypes of the mad scientist: he is obsessed with his research; he develops innovative technologies at the cutting edge of his era’s knowledge, often out of sheer daring; he appears to be lacking in common sense; he likes to play God without realizing the consequences of his actions. Most of the authors featured in this volume were privileged witnesses to prodigious scientific advances that were at the root of profound social transformations. The fears aroused by some of these, particularly in biology and chemistry, combined with the stubborn positivism of seeing science as the ultimate solution to all ills, crystallized into the figure of the mad scientist.   

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 Books - French

November 2023 (Rivière Blanche) - HARRY DICKSON ET LA SANGSUE ROUGE. edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier. cover by Mike Hoffman. stories by Atom Bezecny, Nicholas Boving, Bill Cunningham, Matthew Dennion, Martin Gately, Travis Hiltz, Paul Hugli, Nigel Malcolm, Jean-Marc Mouiller, Neal Penswick, Jean-Paul Raymond and Michel Stephan; edited by J.-M. Lofficier; cover by Mike Hoffman. Dans les brumes humides de Londres, Harry Dickson combat des monstres tels Gurrhu, l’Araignée et la Gorgone. Mais fort heureusement, il peut compter sur l’aide de champions tels le Sâr Dubnotal, Bulldog Drummond, Fascinax, Sexton Blake, Richard Wentworth...

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 Comics - English

June 2024 (Hexagon Comics USA) - KABUR #7: THE JEWELS OF CING-KOR! story by Jean-Marc Lofficier; art by Roberto Castro, Mario Guevara; cover by Mario Guevara.  
After avoiding the many traps of the city of Foralume, KABUR must cross the Purple Sea to reach the Southern Continent of Gondaxa, but SELINOR PSAH, the powerful sorcerer-sultan of the distant city of Arkhanal, creates a magic storm which causes Kabur to run aground near the citadel of Yaros, currently besieged by the formidable SHAIKORTIN pirates who seek to retake it from the TOADMEN OF NUNIA. In the midst of this savage battle, Kabur meets a traveler from the Future, TANKA, and finally unravels the mystery of his older brother’s disappearance... After the siege of Yaros, KABUR finally arrives in the port of Cing-Kor, but, without resources to continue his journey, he is forced to join forces with FERRANE. a young thief who plans to steal the treasure of the sinister magician NODON. But the wizard is not defenseless, and the enterprise quickly proves more perilous than expected...

 Comics - French

June 2024.  (Hexagon Comics France) STRANGERS 6.9: SWORDS IN THE NIGHT. Scénario: J.-M. Lofficier - Dessins: Roberto Castro, José Luis Ruiz. 
La Guerre des Cathédrales se poursuit à travers le temps et l'espace... Au 17eme siècle, Tanka s'allie aux mousquetaires Galaor et Antonin pour contrer la plus sinistre de toutes les machinations engendrées par le Cavalier du Termps... Avec en vedette extraordinaire... l’ineffable Wampus !...


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 Scripts

May 2019. LA VIE SELON STAN. 52-min documerntary directed by Thibaut Bertrand; written by Jean-Marc Lofficier; produced by Canal+ & Otago. A portrait of Stan Lee and the social and political influence of the Marvel Comics universe on American society.


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 Translations - Books

April 2024 (Black Coat Press) - FRENCH TALES OF MAD SCIENTISTS (VOL. 2). stories by Michel Corday, André Couvreur, ,Jules Janin, Maurice Renard, Esward Rod and Jacques Spitz; translated by Brian Stableford; edited by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier; cover by Stephan Martiniere.
The mad scientist is a stereotypical, archetypal scientist who is often a cliché or commonplace in popular fiction. He can be absent-minded and harmless, or wicked and dangerous. French science fiction, in particular, features a remarkable number of novels and stories on this theme, enough to justify the three volumes that we intend to devote to this topic. In this thematic collection we have gathered six remarkable stories by Michel Corday, André Couvreur, ,Jules Janin, Maurice Renard, Esward Rod and Jacques Spitz, published between 1845 and 1939, that encapsulate the basic archetypes of the mad scientist: he is obsessed with his research; he develops innovative technologies at the cutting edge of his era’s knowledge, often out of sheer daring; he appears to be lacking in common sense; he likes to play God without realizing the consequences of his actions. 


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 Translations - Comics

April 2024 (Hexagon Comics USA) - BEN LEONARD, LORD OF LIGHT #1. story & art by Guido Zamperoni, adapted by J.-M. & R. Lofficier. cover by Alfredo Macall.
Twenty-five year-old Ben Leonard, a journalist working for the newspaper The Globe, suddenly discovers that he is the reincarnation of the mythical Egyptian sun-god Râ, the Lord of Light and King of Heliopolis, a legendary “lost city” of mysterious Immortals, which once gave rise to the Ancient Egyptians’ pantheon. Murdered by his evil and jealous brother Set, Râ’s soul was hidden inside a mortal body for millennia by the powers of the wise Thô, to await the time for him to rise again. Having now recovered his true identity and powers, Ben’s awesome task is to defeat Set and free the Immortals of Heliopolis whom the villainous Set has turned to stone. His only allies in this tremendous battle are his two colleagues, journalists Pip and Lucy. Ben Leonard made his first appearance in 1971 in Kiwi magazine. It was the creation of Milanese artist Guido Zamperoni (1912-2003).


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 Contributors

February 2024. (Black Coat Press). DR. CORNELIUS VS COUNTESS PETROVSKA by Brian Gallagher. Foreword. The fate of the mysterious criminal mastermind known as Dr. Cornelius was left uncertain at the end of Gustave Le Rouge's 1913 classic The Mysterious Doctor Cornelius. Now, Brian Gallagher reveals how the diabolical Doctor escaped justice, selling his surgical skills to whomever pays best.

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Comics Characters created, co-created or re-created...

During the many years Jean-Marc & Randy worked in American comics (as "R.J.M. Lofficier), often in collaboration with great writers such as Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein and Gerry Conway, they have created, co-created and re-created a number of popular characters, as well as a few obscure ones (such as Marvel's buccaneer, CAPTAIN TYGER (right). Discover below lists of the characters they worked on:

Forthcoming

July 2024 (Hexagon Comics France) - GARDE RÉPUBLICAIN SPÉCIAL VACANCES 2024. Stories by Jean-Marc Lofficier. Art & Cover by Eduardo Garcia; Art by Gabriel Mayorga.
July 2024 (Hexagon Comics France) - STRANGERS 6.10. Story by Jean-Marc Lofficier. Art & cover byRoberto Castro.
July 2024 (Black Coat Press) - DOCTOR OMEGA & THE SHADOWMEN VOL. 2. Stories by Matthew Baugh, Atom Mudman Bezecny, David Friend, Martin Gately, Travis Hiltz, Paul Hugli, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Nigel Malcolm and John Peel. Edited by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier. Cover by Eduardo Garcia.
August 2024 (Black Coat Press) - FRENCH TALES OF VAMPIRES VOL. 1. stories by Cyprien Bérard, Paul Féval, Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Marie Nizet, Charles Nodier, Jean Ray and J.-H. Rosny Aîné. translated by Brian Stableford, Ruth Berman & J.-M. & Randy Lofficier.  edited by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier Cover by Mike Hoffman.

Interviews

October 2023: Jean-Marc interviewed on the METROPOLIS ELSEWORLD TRILOGY (DC).

December 2022. Jean-Marc interviewed on First Comics on TIGER & THE EYE.

October 2022. Jean-Marc interviewed on First Comics on WAMPUS!

March 2022. Jean-Marc interviewed on First Comics on CAPTAIN UKRAINE!

July 2021. Jean-Marc interviewed on Sanctuary on LOKI (in French)!