Wednesday, August 29, 2007

#033: L’intégrale - tome 2 - D048 Queen Ebony Jul 19 1948 to Oct 2nd 1948

Been busy at the new job, so far so good, looks like I have some time to prepare myself for the new challenges, going through some vendor training of the application. Lots of stuff to pick up. Let's see

Second French comic in this blog....Thanks again to Emile Schwarz for a brief translation.

Mandrake le magicien
Soleil Productions
L'intgrale - tome 2
by Lee Falk - Phil Davis
ISBN: 9 782877 641821
3 septembre 1995 (September 3rd, 1995)
180 color pages with a hard cover
Out of print

Table of Contents
1. La reine d'ebene
2. Le chanteur timide
3. La tombe qui s'ouvre
4. Hold-up ö la banque
5. LÕenfer blanc
6. Danger public - premiere partie
Nota: This is a reprint of what ÒLes Äditions des Remparts, Avenue des Remparts dÕAinay, Lyon, FranceÓ originally prints in the sixties thru the end of the seventies in their - more or less - monthly ÒSpŽcial MandrakeÓ (SM). This is not a new edition, the used ÒplatesÓ (colors and texts) are those originally used for the SM editions.

1. La reine deÕbne
Original US name: Queen Ebony
Story number: D048
Start date: 1948-07-19
End date: 1948-10-02
Printed in: Special Mandrake #60, August 1968.
Reprint start page: file005.jpg (page 189)
Reprint end page: file048.jpg (page 232)

Narda receive some women for a tea on the afternoon. One of her friend told ÒYou have a strange domestic employeeÓ and Narda says that Lothar is MandrakeÕs all hands man. While these talks, someone came through the window to talk to Lothar. Queen Ebony, unknown to Lothar, is doing things in the King Lothar tribes area. All of a sudden, they take the plane to Africa. At the airport, they asked about the Queen of E... and people told them to not say that word... Who is that Queen Ebony? Read the story to know!

1948-07-19: the first strip of this story.
Image 1:
Mandrake: It's not hard at all, Lothar!
Lothar: I see.
Narda: Mandrake, please.
Image 2:
Narda: Please, I need a little rest for my nerves after all these extraordinary adventures. I want to have a normal life, like any other women!
Image 3:
Narda: I have for a tea, this afternoon, some friends. Can you help me some Mandrake?
Mandrake: Of course, Narda!

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