Newspaper tintin. EO 1965. Lefranc. The Borg mystery. Casterman. Winter. Alps. Snow. Vintage skiing. Venice. Sixties comic.

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Lefranc: The Borg Mystery

Jacques Martin


Original edition 1965

Good condition despite slightly rubbed corners and back (see photos)

Back and 4th flat writings (see photos)

Very clean interior (see photos)

BDM value: 350 Euros

The third album in this series, created in 1952 in the TINTIN JOURNAL, THE BORG MYSTER, takes up the theme of a global threat present in the first 2 albums.
Journalist Lefranc tries to arrest Axel Borg linked to a mysterious virus that has hit a Swiss village. While the village is quarantined, Lefranc chases Borg from the Swiss mountains to the canals of Venice.

The beautiful snow scenery, the winter alpine atmosphere, the ski chases, the ambush in Venice, the clear, precise and realistic drawings make this album one of the classics of the Franco-Belgian comic strip.

Jacques Martin (1921-2010) worked from 1946 for the weekly BRAVO!
In 1948, he joined Le JOURNAL TINTIN where he rubbed shoulders with HERGÉ and E.P. JACOBS.
In 1948 he created the ALIX series (period of Roman antiquity), then in 1952 the leFRANC series.
In 1953 he joined HERGÉ Studios and until 1972 participated in the screenplays and sets of 5 tintin albums (The Sunflower Affair). Coke in stock. Tintin in Tibet. The jewels of the Castafiore. Flight 714 to Sidney)
At the same time he continued his own creation and some ALIX albums created controversy about the supposed homosexuality of his hero.
Moreover, in the midst of the Algerian war, the albums LA GRIFFE NOIRE and THE PERDUES LEGIONS are banned in France for inciting hatred and violence.

In the early 1980s, J. MARTIN turned his attention to other historical periods. With JHEN for the Hundred Years' War, ARNO for the Napoleonic era and ORION whose action takes place in ancient Greece.
From 1992, almost blind, J. MARTIN gave up drawing to devote himself to screenplays.
In total, he contributed to the creation of 120 albums published in 20 million copies and translated into 15 languages.

His mastery of technical drawing, especially in the architectural style, combined with the historical accuracy and epic aspect of his albums make him one of the masters of the style of the clear line and a giant of classical comics.

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