The Circles of Power (T.15),
Original plate n° 15.
India ink on paper
39.8 × 50 cm (15.67 × 19.69 in.)
Our heroes are stranded on Rubanis and have to rebuild their heavily damaged ship. Only they don't have the first of the 700,000 bloutoks it will cost them! So they accept the mission entrusted to them by the local police chief, whom they go to meet on this limo driven by a daredevil. It is precisely these world cities and their flying taxis that inspired Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, on which the author of Valerian was called to work. The universes of Christin and Mézières are familiar and credible, even today! Sure values!