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Synopsis: very bad weather is causing chaos over much of western Europe. Professor Mortimer is called to France to help to try and solve the reasons - which turn out to be more than meteorological. When Mortimer gets to close to solving this mystery, he disappears, and Captain Blake comes over from England to look for his friend. He discovers the whole is a nefarious plot, headed by an old and familiar enemy...

First published in the Belgian 'Tintin' journal in 1958-9, this falls chronologically in between "the yellow M" and the not-yet-translated "mystery of Atlantis". The drawing is as good as ever, and very atmospheric in places; but the plot runs rather slowly, and could have been tighter. Still, for atmosphere, this is as good as "the yellow M", I would say!
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on 27 January 2011
The best Blake & Mortimer stories are better than even Tintin and are some of the best comics ever made.

"SOS Meteors" compares with the "Yellow M" on being the best of all Blake & Mortimer stories and some of the best comics ever made.
This is a fantastic story, enjoy it, you will love this comic and will read it again and again. You will get a great and sofisticated story, exictement, sci-fi, and as usual Mortimers fight against the villain Olrik.
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on 30 December 2009
Another great translation, the plot is a little hard to follow and the translation is occasionally annoying with it's odd americanisms, but the brilliant artwork more than makes up for it. Looking forward to the next one.
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on 27 July 2013
OK, I don't like to be harsh about something written 55 years ago, but having read a few of the Blake & Mortimer books I found this one to be a little light on plot. There's a whole load of chasing, hiding, escaping and getting lost, but not a lot happens until towards the end (maybe I'm seeing a trend here). I can only assume that's due to it originally being published as a weekly serial... The artwork is great, and there's a good atmosphere to it, but (as usual) the top-of-frame text boxes tend to detract from the flow. Compared to Tintin books from the same era, which are timeless, this definitely feels like it's from the 1950s.
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on 17 October 2009
It's so nice to see these translations of EP Jacobs' classic comics. This one has Blake and Mortimer up against mad weather science and features great art work and a gripping story.
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on 30 August 2010
Originally written in 1959, in the height of the Cold War, SOS Meteors had Blake and Mortimer go to France to fight an evil organization that create huge mischief by altering Europe's weather patterns. One of the ranking members of this unnamed organization is Olrik; the leader is a mysterious general who seems modeled after the then Soviet leader Mikoyan and whose motives are never made totally clear but presumably has to do with letting the confusion help a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. This album is not among the very best of B&M, but is very worthwhile if you are a fan. Among the plus, great drawings (in the clear line style), a very fine 1950 atmosphere and an interesting plot, especially in the first half. Among the minus, there is too much written exposition in some of the strips making the narrative a bit awkward at parts (especially with all the pseudo scientific explanations). The ending also comes as a bit of a disappointment, as the narrative loses some steam at the end.
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on 15 October 2014
all very nice I am very happy about amazon service too. thank you
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on 14 June 2016
Perfect
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