Album
Le retour de Cromwell Stone

Album Information
TitleLe retour de Cromwell Stone
Started at1993
Year1994
StoryLe retour de Cromwell Stone
Comments
from the article "Rork and the fantastic (1995)":
Reading Le retour de Cromwell Stone we noticed that some constructions of the first part recurred. Like the title suggests. The story shows several familiar themes: the main character revisits the same site, again a shipwreck occurs, the prologue and epilogue of both books are similar. You obviously wanted to make a connection between both books.
Andreas: That's because both books form a whole. I wanted to emphasize their connection. The third part will be different. That was clear to me from the start...
There will be a third part?
Andreas: In principle, yes.
from the article "The mystery Andreas (1996)":
"The style of the second part is clearly different from that of part 1. Le retour de Cromwell Stone has a dark, grand style. The menacing landscapes, using black gridlines, the great survey pictures - I have written the story in a way that I could make such drawings. Furthermore, I have placed a certain division of time in the narrative structure. I have used white pages to indicate the present of the story. White pages with pictures in black frames refer to the time before that and the black pages refer to the period preceding that again. Looking back I think have pushed this style too far. The strip is too grey, too little transparent."
"I consider Le triangle rouge to be a reaction to this second part of Cromwell Stone. Le triangle rouge has a more simple construction in comparison to the complicated story of Le retour de Cromwell Stone. Le triangle rouge is light, while Le retour de Cromwell Stone is dark, too dark actually."
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Editions

Le retour de Cromwell Stone (1994, Delcourt)

Album Edition Information
AlbumLe retour de Cromwell Stone
Year1994
Language French
CoverHardCover

Le retour de Cromwell Stone (1994, Delcourt)

Shown here is a scan of an ex-libris enclosed with the limited edition of Le retour de Cromwell Stone (sent in by Serge Simon)

Album Edition Information
AlbumLe retour de Cromwell Stone
Year1994
Language French
CoverHardCover
Number of copies950

De terugkeer van Cromwell Stone (1995, Sherpa)

Album Edition Information
AlbumLe retour de Cromwell Stone
Year1995
Language Dutch
TitleDe terugkeer van Cromwell Stone
ISBN90.72995.88.0
CoverHardCover
Numberedyes
Number of copies901
Comments
from the article "Publisher's ways are unfathomable (1996)":
De terugkeer van Cromwell Stone (1995, Sherpa) is even sold out. "We're still thinking about a reprint." says Mat Schifferstein (Sherpa) "Part 1 of Cromwell Stone has appeared with Zet.El and, as reprint in the K2 collection of Sherpa. Le retour de Cromwell Stone we published in the same form as the book of Zet.El. We still have to decide if we are going to do a reprint of the book as a K2 book. It would be a nice gesture to the ones that bought the first part of Cromwell Stone as K2 book. The problem is only that bookshops don't fancy the K2 collection. They find the size too clumsy and don't stock any copies. Despite this, we pursue, since we think that a series like Cromwell Stone only comes to its full right in such a large size."

De terugkeer van Cromwell Stone (1995, Sherpa)

Ex-libris 'Le retour de Cromwell Stone' Sherpa. Sent in by Tom Verschueren.

Album Edition Information
AlbumLe retour de Cromwell Stone
Year1995
Language Dutch
TitleDe terugkeer van Cromwell Stone
ISBN90.72995.87.2
CoverHardCover
Signedyes
Numberedyes
Number of copies99

De terugkeer van Cromwell Stone (1995, Sherpa)

Ex-libris 'Le retour de Cromwell Stone' Sherpa. Sent in by an anonimous submitter.

Album Edition Information
AlbumLe retour de Cromwell Stone
Year1995
Language Dutch
TitleDe terugkeer van Cromwell Stone
CoverHardCover
Signedyes
Numberedyes
Number of copies33

Die Rückkehr von Cromwell Stone (1997, Alpha Comics / Kunst der Comics)

Sent in by an anonimous submitter.

Album Edition Information
AlbumLe retour de Cromwell Stone
Year1997
Language German
TitleDie Rückkehr von Cromwell Stone

De terugkeer van Cromwell Stone (2001, Sherpa)

Album Edition Information
AlbumLe retour de Cromwell Stone
Year2001
Language Dutch
TitleDe terugkeer van Cromwell Stone
ISBN90.75504.47.9
CoverHardCover
Comments
Mat Schifferstein (Sherpa) notes:
About the K2 book size: there was so much resistance against this clumsy size, particularly from the side of the bookstores, that we eventually decided to stop it. Now we feel the size of amongst others "De terugkeer van Cromwell Stone" to be much more suitable: it is still a normal album for the bookcase, but the presentation is much more "luxurious" ... It's a pity we didn't publish more albums in this format! Like I said: we will do "Rork - De vergeten" in the same way...

El regreso de Cromwell Stone (2005, Planeta-DeAgostini)

Album Edition Information
AlbumLe retour de Cromwell Stone
Year2005
Language Spanish
TitleEl regreso de Cromwell Stone