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Archiviste (L')

L'Archiviste is the third volume of the chronicles of the Obscure Cities, published in 1987 AD. An album of unusually large size, that does justice to the excellent plates telling the story.


Report of some strange stories by Isidore Louis, researcher at the Central Institute of Myths and Legends. Louis has to research some documents about the Obscure Cities. The book describes a few documents of Dossier 3284001:

After examining document no. 16 Isidore Louis concludes that the evidence is strong that the Obscure Cities exist. But it is unknown how to get there.

Enhanced edition

In the enhanced version of 2000 AD some pages are changed and some new pages are added. The changes are described below:

After document no.20 the dossier is closed.

Doc no.5 Doc no.7 Doc no.8

Editions / translations

1987L'ArchivisteFrenchCasterman48HC2203349018Large edition (40x30cm)
1987De ArchivarisDutchCasterman48HC9030385561Large edition (40x30cm), signed and numbered (1-500 & I-L)
1987De ArchivarisDutchCasterman48SC9030385545
1991Der ArchivarGermanFeest Comics48HC3894341845Large edition
1991El ArchivistaSpanishNorma Editorialn/an/an/aLarge edition
2000De ArchivarisDutchCasterman64HC9030385480Enhanced version
2001El ArchivistaSpanishNorma Editorial64n/an/a
2003O arquivistaPortugueseMeribérica62n/an/a
2009De ArchivarisDutchCasterman64SC9789030362470Enhanced version
2012闇の国々JapaneseShoPro Booksn/aHC4796871322Part of bundle 2

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François Schuiten, Benoît Peeters
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