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Blake & Mortimer Vol. 19 : The Time Trap [Paperback]

Edgar P. Jacobs
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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4 Sep 2014 Blake & Mortimer
Professor Mortimer is bequeathed an old house in France by a former adversary: Miloch, the evil genius of SOS Meteors fame. Along with the house is a letter inviting the Briton, as the only man of worthy intellect, to discover a fabulous invention left behind by the departed. Following recorded instructions, Mortimer activates the device and wakes up a hundred million years in the past! Thus begins an incredible odyssey through time.

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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: CINEBOOK (4 Sep 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849182140
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849182140
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Created by Edgar Pierre Jacobs after WWII, Professor Philip Mortimer, nuclear physicist, and Captain Francis Blake, dashing head of MI5, are legendary heroes of the 9th art. The author, a close friend of Herge, took part in the visual realisation of Tintin in the Congo, Tintin in America, The Blue Lotus, King Ottokar's Sceptre, The Seven Crystal Balls, and Prisoners of the Sun.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blake and??? 26 May 2007
By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book. Why? Well I consider myself a seasoned reader who can predict what will happen next but I was amazed at how Jacob's story unfolded. The reader first thinks that this will be a retread of the H G Well's The Time Machine but the story is every bit as original and as gripping as Well's pioneering book was.
The art? Well it is wonderful. Beautiful detailed drawings in wonderful toned colours that add to the world that Blake finds himself in. And this is where I must divulge the origins of my title.
Blake features only at the start and ending of this story. It is Mortimer's adventure alone. Jacobs is a genius and betters his former master Herge in my humble opinion (and I'm a Tintinophile!). I won't divulge the story that is for the reader to enjoy and how I envy him on reading this wonderful book for the first time.

(Thanks to H. Beentje for correcting my mistake)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent graphic novel from 1962 9 Oct 2009
By Henk Beentje TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I completely agree with Mr Cook's five stars, for sure - this is a great story, the best Blake & Mortimer there is, with stunning and very atmospheric images.
But the hero is Professor Mortimer, all through - it is Blake who only appears briefly!
Mortimer inherits a house from an old acquaintance and makes an amazing discovery in the cellars. As the title already tells you, I'm not spoiling the story by divulging he travels through time - first to several pasts, then (and even more spookily) to the future.

The drawing of Jacobs reaches its atmospheric peak here, I think. He is particularly good at rusty machinery and ruins; and unlike some other stories in the series, the storyline itself is crisp, imaginative and pretty fast. A top album!
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is not a review but a request. Can ... 30 Oct 2014
Format:Paperback
This is not a review but a request. Can anybody explain why, less than two months after its publication, this book is no longer available except from chancers asking inflated sums of money for it?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vintage, Out-of-Print Science Fiction, But Find a Better Price. 7 May 2011
By Mr. Yule - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The publishing of The Time Trap in 1962 marked the end of Edgar P Jacobs' most important decade of work on his graphic novel series Blake & Mortimer. Beginning in the early 1950s with The Secret of the Swordfish trilogy, Jacobs completed 9 novels in that time, peaking with The Yellow "M" in 1956. Recently Cinebook re-published 4 of these novels and made them widely available in English for the first time. At the writing of this review Cinebook has no plans to release new editions of the other 5 classic novels (including The Time Trap), preferring instead to release newer works by other authors in a revival of the series. Comcat Comics released, in English, both The Time Trap and Atlantis Mystery in 1989, and the novels subsequently went out of print, explaining the high price tags usually placed on them. The Secret of the Swordfish trilogy is supposedly available in long out of print English editions, but is nearly impossible to find. Anyway...
The Time Trap is mostly a solo adventure for professor Mortimer, with Blake appearing only briefly at the beginning and end. While following up on startling information in a letter from a recently vanquished foe, Mortimer enters a time machine which was created as a trap and is jolted seemingly randomly through several different times in the history of earth. After several unrelated misadventures he finds himself in the distant future helping a ragtag group of post-apocalyptic human revolutionaries take on their overlords and break back out of the dark ages. The story veers wildly around throughout the novel leaving a sense that Jacobs did not start out with a specific story in mind but simply took the story wherever his imagination wanted it to go. The art is a bit stale and static at times, which is especially disappointing since he could have built on some of the great work he did in SOS Meteors a few years earlier. Ultimately this novel is a step backward from that. However, I have to admit that I found it fun to read, as much of the imaginative science fiction from that era is. A weak 4 out of 5 stars for The Time Trap.
If you are new to the Blake and Mortimer series, don't start here, reserve your money for The Yellow "M" first, then SOS Meteors, then the out-of-print Atlantis Mystery. If you still want more classic Jacobs, then go out and find this for a decent price.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blake and?????? 20 Nov 2009
By Glenn Cook - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book. Why? Well I consider myself a seasoned reader who can predict what will happen next but I was amazed at how Jacob's story unfolded.
The reader first thinks that this will be a retread of the H G Well's The Time Machine but the story is every bit as original and as gripping as Well's pioneering book was.
The art? Well it is wonderful. Beautiful detailed drawings in wonderful toned colours that add to the world that Blake finds himself in. And this is where I must divulge the origins of my title. Mortimer features only at the start and ending of this story. It is Blake's adventure alone. Jacobs is a genius and betters his former master Herge in my humble opinion (and I'm a Tintinophile!). I won't divulge the story that is for the reader to enjoy and how I envy him on reading this wonderful book for the first time.
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