‘Le Mans’ Is the Petrol-Soaked Comic Book Every Grown-Ass Man Needs

Like Batman, but with race cars. And Steve McQueen.

January 17, 2017 9:00 am

You’re never too old for comic books.

Especially this kind: a graphic novel retelling of 1971 Steve McQueen film Le Mans, which was itself a fictionalized version of McQueen’s participation in the epic 24-hour race a year earlier. The film, which has garnered a cult following for its realism and, well, the fact that Steve McQueen is in it, so inspired Belgian illustrator Sandro Garbo that he decided to give it a re-up.  The project took him three years to complete.

Watch the trailer above for a sneak peek at the blood, sweat and diesel Garbo and his team put into the project, which recreates the legendary cars that appeared in the race in painstaking detail: a Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512 swap paint on the track, while street cars like the Citroen DS and Porsche 911 make appearances in interstital scenes.

It’s good for the coffee table and good for the spirit. Pick up a copy here.

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