- Paperback: 64 pages
- Age Range: 10 years and up
- Publisher: CINEBOOK (7 April 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849180776
- ISBN-13: 978-1849180771
- Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 0.4 x 29 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Blake & Mortimer Vol.10: The Sarcophagi of the Sixth Continent Part 2 (Adventures of Blake & Mortimer) Paperback – 7 Apr 2011
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About the Author
Andre Juillard is a celebrated artist with a career spanning more than 35 years. He has worked on famous series such as Les Sept Vies de L'EpervierA" and MasquerougeA" and obtained the Grand Prix at the Angouleme festival in 1996. Yves Sente began writing scripts in 1999 and has already acquired considerable clout, being chosen as successor to Van Hamme for the series ThorgalA" and the sequel to XIIIA" and working with Van Hamme on Blake & Mortimer.A"
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This is born out the deepest respect and love for the work and all these new albums are marvellous - it is like the serial never stopped. And one thing I really admire is that they have stepped into the present day in their way of presenting the stories, but still kept true to its original concept and atmosphere. I'm marvelled how they can come up with these new great stories, what an imagination and insight.
In this album we are once again presented with a surprising story; here we gets the insight, for the first time, into the background of Mortimer and his youth in India, and how the two friends originally met, before they became "Blake & Mortimer". This is the 2nd part of the full story and you shouldn't view this as a separate item, they should be read in continuation as one story.
I for one, am exited to see if they will leave out their primary, and always present villain Olrik, in some of the next coming albums, that would be a nice change. The only album, in the original serial, who didn't have Olrik in it was "The devilish Trap" (title freely translated from its French title - this album is unfortunately not translated to English), so it was actually done before.
So in short - what a truly wonderful and most welcoming idea, to continue these great classics, in such a high standard of quality - BRAVO!!!
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While published as the 10th volume, it's actually the 17th. It's the second album by the 'second team' doing albums after the death of B&M creator EP Jacobs. It's by Yves Sente & Andre Juillard. Cinebooks is publishing their 3 other albums this year (one more to go).
As noted, this is the second of a two part story. I advice getting them together. There are some things that follow from the previous album by this creative team, "the Voronov Plot", and I understand their other album, "The Gondwana Shrine", is a sort of follow-on to the storyline in this 2-parter. It will be published later this year.
In the first album, we learned some background information on Professor Mortimer, which impacts on the main story. Mortimer had met the individual who will be the main villian in this 2-parter, who blames Mortimer for the death of his daughter. We find out in this volume how that all really played out, and its full impact on the storyline. You'll need to read the albums to find out.
The main story is set in the 'present' of 1958 at the "worlds fair" in Brussels. A backdrop to this are the several nations (in the third world) who want to throw off the yoke of colonial domination. The main villian will use that as support for some new super-weapon, as well as making use of Col Orlik (released from prison as shown in the prior albums). Orlik is thus not the main villian, but another pawn. This album, the action soon shifts to Antarctica (the sixth continent of the title), as the resolution to the attacks on the "world's fair" is worked out.
Overall, a great story.
In the next volume, we find out what happens on Mortimer's vacation from the events of this story.
ters are excellent -- truly ones that Jacobs would have been proud of. I'm going to continue buying these as long as they keep coming out, and
cannot wait for the English translation of Jacobs' last unfinished work "The Formulas of Dr. Sato".