Froid Équateur

Froid Équateur (published in English as Equator Cold and Cold Equator) is a science fiction graphic novel published in 1992, written and illustrated by Yugoslavian-French cartoonist and storyteller Enki Bilal. It is the third and final part of the Nikopol Trilogy, started by La Foire aux immortels (The Carnival of Immortals) from 1980 and continuing with La Femme piège (The Woman Trap) in 1986. The books were awarded with the Book of the Year Award by the magazine Lire. Froid Équateur had an initial print run of more than 150,000 copies.[1]

Equator Cold
(Froid Équateur)
SeriesThe Nikopol Trilogy
PublisherLes Humanoïdes Associés
Creative team
WritersEnki Bilal
ArtistsEnki Bilal
Original publication
Date of publication1992
PublisherHumanoids Publishing

Chess boxingEdit

The book extensively features chess boxing, a hybrid sport mixing chess and boxing. In 2003, chess boxing became a real sport, directly inspired by how it appeared in Froid Équateur.[2]


  1. ^ Moliterni, Claude; Mellot, Philippe; Denni, Michel (February 13, 1996). Les aventures de la BD. Collection "Découvertes Gallimard" (nº 273) (in French). Paris: Éditions Gallimard. pp. 124–125. ISBN 978-2-07-053341-1.
  2. ^ Calhoun, Ada (July 10, 2008). "Chess-Boxing Hits it Big". Time. Archived from the original on July 11, 2008. Retrieved July 13, 2008.