Friday, 10 March 2017

Cinebook the 9th Art new books -The Cursed Ranch and The Chamber of Cheops

Lucky Luke 62 -The Cursed Ranch
Authors: Jean Léturgie, Xavier Fauche & Guylouis; illustrated by Morris
Age: 8 years and up
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages
Publication: December 2016
ISBN: 9781849183208Price: £6.99 inc. VAT

When oil suddenly gushes from the ground in Whitney, it makes prospectors very happy, but not the inhabitants, for a pestilential smell soon covers the small town. Abandoning her home, Whitney’s elder Miss Bluemarket moves to Smithville with her three pets – three adult buffaloes. Her search for a new home makes her easy prey for unscrupulous estate agents, and soon she finds herself owning a property whose mere name has the locals shaking in their boots: the Bates ranch...
Lucky Luke wears red long johns.  True. You get to see them in this book. That's one mystery solved!  You can't really go long with Lucky Luke -for kids and adults, though I suspect adults might get a few more of the jokes!
This is book 62 and how many out there thought Buck Bingo would go this far? Buck Bingo? Ask your UK comics expert about that.....

The Marquis of Anaon 5 - The Chamber of Cheops
Authors: Vehlmann & Bonhomme
Age: 12 years and up
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
Number of pages: 52 colour pages
Publication: January 2017
ISBN: 9781849182959Price: £7.99 inc. VAT

Umberto Leone, a wealthy eccentric, dies in Egypt. In his will, he bequeaths enormous amounts of money to several perfect strangers – including Jean-Baptiste! Intrigued by such a curious inheritance, the young man decides to follow Leone’s tracks and sails to Cairo, last destination of the late explorer. There, in the shadow of the pyramids, he will meet French expatriates with dubious motives, gold-crazed janissaries, mysterious holy men ... and above all the beautiful Dieneba…
This series has been quite fun from its fairly "quiet" start.  Now our hero is in Egypt and faces all the dangers a young Frenchman could expect to back in those days. But, not surprisingly, not all is as it seems.  Nice ending!

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