The exploits of Michel Vaillant. The Faceless Pilot
Ed. Dargaud masked by a cache "Les Éditions du Lombard".
Original French edition. 1960.
2nd dish with blue checkerboard.
Last title "The enigmatic Mr. Barelli.
imp. Astra n.78.
2nd album of the Michel Vaillant series.
Presence of the Tintin point.
Corners and edges rubbed (see photos).
Back glued at the bottom on 3 cm (see photos).
Junction 1st flyleaf split at the bottom by 8 cm (see photos).
Former owner's name on title page (see photos).
Bottom of p. 2 to 5 separated at the bottom (see photos).
Rings out of frame at the bottom of p. 59 to 63.
P. 63 -64 and last flyleaf split on the right out of frame by 14 cm (see photos).
Missing at the top of the 2nd dish and on the right of the titles to this same dish (see photos).
Value according to the BDM (2017-2018) 200 euros.
Author of the LABOURDET and JULIE WOOD series, with the MICHEL VAILLANT series, JEAN GRATON transposes the golden age of automobile racing in the second half of the 20th century into comics while describing the sporting, human and industrial aspects of it. this
With the Michel vaillant series, the scenarios emphasize the importance of the family. Michel is only one member among others of the Vaillant family.
Jean Graton introduces real characters into his comics. (Alain Prost, Francois Cevert, Jacky Ickx, Dan Gurney).
His sense of composition and movement are the basis of his success. The many cover pages of JOURNAL TINTIN drawn by JEAN GRATON bear witness to his talent for highlighting sport.
Having started in the newspaper SPIROU with the STORIES OF ONCLE PAUL, he was really discovered in 1957 in the JOURNAL TINTIN.
Author of more than 70 albums, JEAN GRATON made it his duty to go to all the circuits in the world to convey the races and their respective environments with as much precision as possible.
The MICHEL VAILLANT series was one of the best-sellers of the famous LOMBARD COLLECTION.
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