Thursday, October 21, 2021

Mark Arnold:

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A new AC collection brings together forgotten super-hero titles fallen into the public domain under the emblem of Golden Age costumed crusaders. And Lucky Luke finally sees English translation in a new series from Cinebook.

 

Golden Age Greats Costumed Crusaders Special

Another ACG collection of super-hero tales from the Golden Age of comic books that have fallen into the public domain. The good thing about these collections is that there is virtually no other way to obtain these otherwise lost tales, and even if you could the cost to buy the original in any decent condition would be prohibitive to most collectors.

The artwork is presented in black and white, which might be a detriment to some collectors, but actually it allows the connoisseur to see ink lines better without the distraction of registration issues so common to older comic books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucky Luke (Cinebook)

Although Lucky Luke is somewhat known here in the US, like its similarly formatted compatriots like Tintin and Asterix, it sells like gangbusters in the rest of the free world, especially in Europe. Strangely enough, Luke has not been translated in English as frequently as the aforementioned titles, which accounts for its lack of a following in the US. Luke has another connection with Asterix in that the earlier tales were penned by Rene Goscinny. Typically, at the end of each story, Lucky Luke rides off alone into the sunset, singing “I’m a Poor Lonesome Cowboy.”

 

 

Mark Arnold is a comic book and animation historian and a writing, art, and film/video production professional. He writes comic books and articles on comic books and animation for various publications in addition to scripts, short stories and novels. He is also skilled in sales, marketing and promotion, and has film and TV production experience with digital video, video tape, and film. He has many online websites including Fun Ideas, Mark's Rare Comics, The Harveyville Fun Times!, So Rare!, and Food Shop. He also writes an (almost) daily blog and writes and draws a weekly comic strip called Protecto, the Little Robot. For the curious, Mark can be reached online at thft@att.net. Whew!

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