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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Cinebook The 9th Art Lucky Luke -53 - Nitroglycerin


Authors: Morris
Age: 8 years and up
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages
Publication: June 2015

ISBN: 9781849182546
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT

Two companies are competing to build the intercontinental railway. When one sends saboteurs to intercept the powder needed to pierce tunnels through the mountains, the other calls upon Lucky Luke to protect a last chance convoy. The problem is, it’s not powder that gets loaded onto the train this time – it’s nitroglycerin! And as if that wasn’t enough, the saboteurs are still around ... and the Daltons are convinced the train is full of gold!

If there is one thing I have learned from Lucky Luke books it is this: Them Dalton's is nuts.

There is some history -no, really, there is some history- plus the usual gags that you would expect from a Lucky Luke book.  If you have not read a Lucky Luke book by now...this is number 53 -where have you been??

The art, by Morris, is as wonderful as ever and the script by Dutch writer Lo Hartog Van Banda (1916-2006) is great fun -his scripts for LL are considered some of the best. And, being serious for a moment: if you or your children do not yet have a shelf full of Lucky Luke albums that is child and self neglect!

Olivier Cadic is keeping his promise of delivering all ages entertainment -and Lucky Luke covers all ages!


1 comment:

  1. The antidote to creepy modern cartoon styles. As soon as the cover rolled up, I burst out laughing. I have some Lucky Luke, but not this one. Cinebooks are doing us proud with all these translations.