Writer: Martial Cendres (pseudonym of René Thévenin) (?-1967) The Story Publishing History The Authors
Artist: Pellos (pseudonym of Rene Pellarin) (1900-1998)
Futuropolis is the last city of men on Earth in the far future. It is ruled by a council of Elders, and commands a powerful army of robots. But it is also a city without a soul. When the body of a primitive caveman is found, the Elders dispatch Rao and Maia to investigate. After crossing mutant-infested caves, they discover a primitive tribe of cavemen. The Elders decide that they should be enslaved. Rao, who has fallen in love with Iaona, rebels. Maia turns against him. A fierce battle rages, at the end of which Iaona kills Maia, Futuropolis is overthrown and a new age dawns for mankind.
Futuropolis was originally serialized in the magazine "Junior" in 1937-1938. A pseudo-sequel, Electropolis, followed in 1940.
Futuropolis was collected in the graphic novel format by Glenat in 1977, and again reprinted in 1999.