Man, French people just know how to do comics. If I were to tell you I’m reading a comic about a massive prehistoric beast, a girl with potentially weird powers, evil corporations, and a bathysphere, and that it’s all drawn to be just pure beauty, you’d be interested, right?

Meet Carthago, a book about a pretty big shark from Humanoids that does just about everything right.

Carthago (Humanoids Comics)


Fuck. That.

Picture it: you’re a natural gas company, drilling in a deep part of the very unexplored ocean, when you break through the mantle into a massive underwater cave. I’m taking massive, like size of New York City massive. You decide to investigate, because you are dumb, and have never watched a horror movie before. This turns out to be a very bad idea:


It’s a drawing, but a little pee still came out.

This kicks off a story arc hundreds of pages and five issues long, filled with incredibly beautiful artwork, big scary ass sharks, flashbacks and forwards, all leading towards what is a very interesting ending.

It literally has everything. You want Nazis? How about a U-Boat being attacked by a prehistoric beast?


Mein pants unz full of shiza.

I know what you’re saying: but what about Buddhist monks who love guns?


Namaste this, motherfuckers.

Fine, you’re saying. What about an Abominable Snowman? You got a Yeti back there? Huh?

Sidenote: this might be the coolest depection of a Yeti, ever.

Is It Good?

If you like multi-layered mystery stories that are dripping with the fear of the unknown–think Hellboy, Lovecraft, King–this is your jam.

Also, if you really think about it – how many comics in foreign languages do you think make the cut for translation? This one is one of the tops–and you need to grab it.

Carthago Review
Art, plot, pacing, characters, mysteries, and a fucking YETIAlso, giant killer prehistoric sharks that will ruin the ocean for humans forever. That too.
Stop looking for negative stuff online, and go buy this book.
10Fantastic
Reader Rating 1 Vote
10.0