Sunday, 28 October 2018

LUCKY LUKE 70 - THE O.K. CORRAL


Authors: Xavier Fauche and Eric Adam; illustrated by Morris
Age: 8 years and up
Paperback
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages
Publication: August 2018
£6.99 inc. VAT
ISBN: 9781849184175

Everyone’s heard of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: the most famous shootout of the Old West, between the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday on the side of law and order, and the Clanton brothers and their gang. A legend told many times in books and films, in sometimes contradictory versions…

Fortunately, here is the definitive version at last, restoring the unvarnished truth of what is another triumph of … Lucky Luke!

Wow.  70 comic albums which I think is Cinebook’s longest running series.  That is an incredible achievement and as I have said before, it opens up the world of Lucky Luke to a whole new generation –plus readers who have only seen five previous English language editions appear (in the 1980s).

What can you say about this series, the writing and the art that has not been said 70 times already?!  Remembering that I never liked Lucky Luke to start with it is surprising how fond I’ve grown of the character.  Not your serious Western and definitely not Blazing Saddles style Western –a bit more like Support Your Local Gunfighter/Sheriff.


Considering the UK has nothing to really encourage the comic book interest of youngsters all I can say is thank heavens for Cinebook, Lucky Luke and their other series!!

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