Lucky Luke has to clean out a whole city: Fenton Town, so named because, after being abandoned by the pioneers who founded it, it has been taken over by Dean Fenton, a desperado of the worst sort. Lucky Luke makes a short visit to town - just the time needed to put Fenton in prison and chase out the remaining rabble.
Correspond au tome 34 français: Dalton city
Jesse James would like to become a bandit with a big heart, like his hero, Robin Hood. With the help of his brother and his cousin, he decides to steal from the rich and redistribute the loot to the poor. But soon, the trio is spreading terror wherrever they go. Will Lucky Luke be able to rid the town of these desperados?
Correspond au tome 35 français: Jesse James
Après 70 ans d'existence de la série et 70 albums traduits en anglais, il était temps d'offrir aux lecteurs anglophones une intégrale en format cartonné. Pour ce premier volume, nous avons choisi de commencer avec des titres qui préfigurent l'âge d'or. Doc Doxey's Elixir (comprenant aussi le récit Manhunt) et Phil Wire (incluant Lucky Luke and Pill), furent publiés en 1955 et 1956, et l'on y trouve déjà un Luke qui ressemble plus à l'image que nous avons maintenant de lui qu'à ses débuts. Le troisième album, Rails on the Prairie, marqua la toute première collaboration avec Goscinny - inaugurant par la même trente années d'une collaboration légendaire. Ces histoires sont précédées d'un cahier de 46 pages de suppléments divers - articles, interviews, biographies, illustrations - qui raviront les passionnés.
De passage à la Nouvelle-Orleans, Lucky Luke est témoin d'une dispute entre deux capitaines de vapeurs naviguant sur le Mississippi. Très vite, la dispute tourne au pari : celui des deux navires qui atteindra Minneapolis le premier gagnera l'exclusivité de la ligne entre les deux villes. Le capitaine Barstow invite Luke à se joindre au voyage, convaincu que son adversaire trichera. Il n'a pas tort - mais le plus grand danger reste le capricieux Mississippi lui-même !
Some strange burglaries take place at each performance of the play "The Dashing White Cowboy" given by the company of W. Baltimore. Simply coincidence? Suspicious, Lucky Luke follows them. Unfortunately, it's he who is accused of theft in every city the actors pass through. After all, he's also a stranger. But despite this series of arrests, Lucky Luke won't let Baltimore and his troupe leave him behind, and he'll clear his name...
Après 70 ans d'existence de la série, et plus de 70 albums traduits en anglais, il était temps d'offrir aux lecteurs anglophones une intégrale en format cartonné. Ce premier volume rassemble les sept premières aventures de Lucky Luke, écrites et dessinées par Morris et précédemment parues dans les albums Arizona, Rodeo et Dick Digger's Gold Mine, et offre un panorama sans égal sur l'évolution du personnage, tant du point de vue graphique que de celui de sa personnalité. Le tout est préfacé de pas moins de 48 pages de suppléments, illustrations, photographies, biographies et anecdotes sur Morris et les origines de Luke. Un immanquable pour tout fan de cette légende de l'Ouest !
Après des débuts très inspirés du dessin animé et du cinéma burlesque, Morris se tourne vers la tradition du Western pour nourrir l'univers de son héros. Under a Western Sky, Lucky Luke versus Pat Poker et Outlaws fleurent bon Hollywood et John Ford, et si Luke n'a pas encore tout à fait sa silhouette actuelle, il ressemble déjà plus au flegmatique cowboy que nous connaissons. C'est aussi dans Outlaws que les Daltons apparaissent pour la première fois, dans une incarnation plus fidèle à leur modèle historique, mais qui préfigure bien le quatuor bête et méchant qui suivra. Avec un cahier de suppléments de 48 pages sur Morris en Amérique, un volume à ne pas manquer.
Calamity Jane saves Lucky Luke from a delicate situation. A friendship is quickly formed, and they arrive together in El Plomo... where Calamity Jane proves by her manners and her strength that she's not a weak woman: She acquires the local saloon by winning an arm-wrestling match! Its ex-owner, August Oyster, is hopping mad and has only one obsession: to send her packing. During this time, Lucky Luke tries to clear up a dark affair involving arms traffic...
Correspond au tome 30 français: Calamity Jane
Lucky Luke arrives at Navajo City just in time to sign up for the town's big rodeo. But the prize money promised to the winner is attracting some unsavoury types, and among the participating cowboys is one Cactus Kid, an unrepentant bully and outlaw. The clash is inevitable, both in and outside the arena, and Luke will have to fight with his customary aplomb and humour - before riding off to new adventures.
Correspond au tome 2 français: Rodéo
Lucky Luke makes the acquaintance of Ma Dalton at Cactus Junction, and he quickly realizes that the saying, «like mother, like son» has never been so true! Ma is regarded as an eccentric and amusing old lady; for example, she holds up the shopkeepers as she does her shopping. But everything changes when her sons escape from prison and Joe Dalton passes himself off as his mother and starts holding up banks in the area. Lucky Luke, always on the watch, follows the trail of the Dalton family, thanks to Rin tin can...
Correspond au tome 38 français: Ma Dalton
Plagued by constant bandit attacks, Wells Fargo is falling on hard times. To restore public trust in their services, the company sends one well-publicised stagecoach from Denver to San Francisco. It will have the best «whip» as driver, a motley crew of daring passengers, and-to escort them and a precious cargo of gold-none other than Lucky Luke. A wise precaution, because every desperado in the country will be waiting on the coach's planned route...
Correspond au tome 32 français: La diligence
Two rival families live in Painful Gulch: the O'Timmins clan, who have big noses, and the O'Haras, who have big ears. They've been fighting for decades. Lucky Luke is appointed mayor in order to bring peace back to the town. But the men and their thick-headed sense of honour will wreck Lucky Luke's plans for reconciliation.
Correspond au tome 19 français: Les rivaux de Painful Gulch
Mulligan's Western circus - his troop, lion and elephant - arrive in town under the escort of Lucky Luke. Zilch, a rich businessman and organizer of the annual grand rodeo, thinks the circus is going to compete with his business and does everything to prevent it from putting on a show. He even engages killer-for-hire Rattlesnake Joe.
Correspond au tome 36 français: Western circus
Just as the infamous Daltons are being transferred to a Mexican prison, robbers attack the van and «kidnap» the Daltons without realising it. Disappointed with their booty, they decide to hang the four brothers. In order to save their lives, brother Joe offers to share all his knowledge of organised crime with the leader of the bandits, Don Emilio. Meanwhile, the governor sends Lucky Luke to their rescue .
Correspond au tome 31 français: Tortillas pour les Dalton
A wagon train of Pioneers drives through Nothing Gulch en route to California. Its ill-tempered driver is sent away by the passengers and Lucky Luke is asked to step in and replace him. He accepts, amused by this fun group. When the wagon train moves off again, the trouble begins: a mystery vandal keeps trying to sabotage the expedition. But Lucky Luke needs a lot more than that to make him turn back!
Correspond au tome 24 français: La caravane
1861. Abraham Lincoln orders that the First Transcontinental Telegraph line, currently interrupted between Nevada and Nebraska, be completed. Two teams, one heading east from Carson City and the other west from Omaha, will meet up in Salt Lake City. Lucky Luke joins the eastbound team. But when a $100,000 reward is offered to the first team to arrive, there's suddenly more to fear than the natural obstacles of the journey: A saboteur seems to be at work!
Correspond au tome 46 français: Le fil qui chante
The Daltons escape from a Texas jail and head over to Canada. Lucky Luke is called in to get them back to jail. He and Rintincan, his second faithful companion after Jolly Jumper, follow them all the way to Canada, where Captain Winston Pendergast offers his help.
Correspond au tome 22 français: Les Dalton dans le blizzard
Dick Digger, an old pal of Lucky Luke's, has struck gold in the hills. Spending the night in a hotel on his way home to stake his claim, a careless display of his new-found wealth attracts the attention of two bandits who knock him out and rob him - unwittingly taking the map to his mine with them as well! With Digger injured, it's up to Lucky Luke and Jolly Jumper to chase the thieves and recover the map.
Correspond au tome 1 français: La Mine d'or de Dick Digger
Lucky Luke must get Billy the Kid to New Mexico so he can be tried and put in jail. They both set out on the road, Lucky Luke assisted by Rin Tin Can. But Bert Malloy has promised the Kid he would set him free.
Correspond au tome 28 français: L'escorte
At the funeral of old Baddy, everybody is moved except Ready, who has waited for the 100-year-old man's death a long time in order to buy his ranch. Unfortunately, the old fellow has an heir, Waldo, a «tenderfoot» who arrives straight from his native England accompanied by his butler Jasper. Two worlds clash: the ancient, so refined, and the new, equally «rustic.» Correspond au tome 33 français: Le pied-tendre
Presents the adventures of the world's greatest cowboy, the comic strip character who can shoot faster than his own shadow. As he roams with his horse Jolly Jumper, always seeking new adventures, Lucky Luke meets two suspicious characters, Denver Miles and Colorado Bill. Together they arrive on the outskirts of a deserted city, Gold Hill.
Correspond au tome 25 français: La ville fantôme
Some strange burglaries take place at each performance of the play «The Dashing White Cowboy» given by the company of W. Baltimore. Simply coincidence? Suspicious, Lucky Luke follows them. Unfortunately, it's he who is accused of theft in every city the actors pass through. After all, he's also a stranger. But despite this series of arrests, Lucky Luke won't let Baltimore and his troupe leave him behind, and he'll clear his name...
Corrspond au tome 43 français: Le cavalier blanc
On a cattle drive to New Mexico, Lucky Luke travels through Langtry, home of self-appointed judge Roy Bean. A crook and a cheat who invents laws and concocts offences, Bean arrests Luke and confiscates his herd. But he doesn't count on the arrival of another crook and cheat intent on poaching the old man's game. It will be up to our favourite cowboy to sort it out and bring real law west of the Pecos River at last.
Correspond au tome 13 français: Le juge
The First Transcontinental Railroad is stopped dead near its starting point, both in the East and in the West. Repeated injunctions from the president of the «Transcontinental Railroad» are having no effect: His workers are constantly prevented from working by agents of a mysterious traitor. But Lucky Luke witnesses one of the acts of sabotage and stops it. Soon, he is in charge of security for the entire westward push-and he will have his work cut out for him!
Correspond au tome 9 français: Des rails sur la prairie