L'Ombre d'un Homme [The Shadow of a Man] is the eleventh volume of the Chronicles of the Obscure Cities. Published on March 10th, 1999, but the work in progress was available for months as webisodes on the Obscure Cities internet site. Four thousand of the albums came with a CD-ROM.
Check also the Esquisses port-folio.
Albert Chamisso is only a few weeks married to Sarah when he gets nightmares. Dr. Polydore Vincent helps him to get rid of the nightmares, but his shadow is in color afterwards. He is struggling with this. He loses his wife and his job. He lives for some time in the outskirts of Blossfeldtstad until he gets in contact with Minna. Together they start a light show that becomes very popular.
In the enhanced edition of 2009 some pages are added and some others are removed. The final pages are completely rewritten. (new: page 24, 84-87 & 93-96. Removed: pages 49, 79, 84, 86 and 87). The happy ending was canceled and the conclusion of the story became ironic and fantastic.
The pages of L'Ombre d'un Homme were pre-published on the internet. Some additional artwork was also presented.
|1999||De Schaduw van een man||Dutch||Casterman||88||HC||903038588X|
|1999||L'Ombre D'un Homme||French||Casterman||88||HC||2203343125|
|2000||Der Schattenmann||German||Feest Comics||88||SC||3893434623|
|2000||La Sombra de un hombre||Spanish||Norma Editorial||87||HC||8484310752|
|2002||A Sombra de Um Homem||Portuguese||Meribérica/Liber||88||SC||9724514544|
|2009||L'Ombre d'un Homme||French||Casterman||102||SC||9782203020948||Some pages are added and some others are removed. The final pages are completely rewritten. (new: page 24, 84-87 & 93-96. Removed: pages 49, 79, 84, 86 and 87)|
|2010||한 남자의 그림자||Korean||세미콜론||89||HC||9788983715746|
|2013||闇の国々||Japanese||ShoPro Books||n/a||HC||4796871462||Part of bundle 3|
|2014||Sjena jednog čovjeka||Croatian||Fibra||104||HC||9789533211664|
|2016||Licht und Schatten||German||Schreiber und Leser||104||SC||9783946337072||Published in May 2016.|
|2018||La Sombra de un Hombre||Spanish||Norma Editiorial||104||SC||9788467931679|
|2020||The Shadow of a Man||English||IDW Publishing||104||SC||9781684056934||Announced for July 2020|