The adventures of Blake and Mortimer never end to fascinate the artists comic book. The Belgian François Schuiten are part of those. The author of Cited the obscure sign after three years of hard work, a new adventure starring the professor Mortimer and captain Francis Blake. Entitled The Last Pharaoh , this album is exceptional, in the margin of the classic series, and seems to be on the 29th of may. The new yorker was published in avant-première, the cover of the BD.
In a posture of amazement, Mortimer, well known for its red-bearded, and his jacket fir green, holds in his hand a lantern. An iconic image of this “savanturier” Jules Verne that is moving forward in the darkness to bring the light of knowledge and truth. François Schuiten and Blake and Mortimer
after the first interviews that are circulating on the Internet, including The Night , under the pen of the specialist Daniel Roofer, it is understandable that our two inseparable friends are blurred for some time. The heroes have aged. The album The Last Pharaoh will take place between Cairo, Brussels where the Palace of Justice plays a central role.
Mortimer was… a dog!
It is also at the heart of the architecture is ostentatious of the Palace of justice of Brussels appears the professor Mortimer on the cover of the Last Pharaoh . In a posture of amazement, the character is recognisable by its red-bearded, and his jacket fir green, holds in his hand a lantern. An iconic image of this “savanturier” Jules Verne that is moving forward in the darkness to bring the light of knowledge and truth. Mortimer ahead, cautiously, feet in the water, such as an Indiana Jones forlorn. Beside him, a majestic staircase that leads to a gigantic room, crossing of rays iridescent green-blue. A detail doesn’t seem to be everything in its right place: an egyptian statue replaced the one that was Cicero… The mystery deepens.
From what we understand, the plot of this adventure parallel is located in the Brussels-1950s, where an unprecedented event has shaken the belgian capital. Mortimer leads the investigation… One learns not without a certain surprise, in the article in the daily The Night that Mortimer is now… a dog. You can see a hint of barely concealed Tintin and Snowy by Hergé. He kept his adventure egyptian (the diptych The Mystery of the great pyramid ), a ring of enigmatic which he intends to learn the secret…