Unique version: Blueberry. L'intégrale 5 and 6 (Dargaud Editeur, December 2016 and July 2017)
Nationwide version / Spain: Blueberry. Full version 5 and 6. Editorial Commonplace. August and November 2018
Script: Jean-Michel Charlier
Drawing: Jean Giraud
Colour: Évelyne Tran-Lê, Jean Giraud
Format: Cardboard, 216 and 214 pages
Worth: 34 €
The Blueberry collection by Jean-Michel Charlier and Jean Giraud is a excessive level within the historical past of European and world comics, and it’s for albums corresponding to these included in these two volumes of the great assortment edited by Norma.
The protagonist, Lieutenant Mike S. Blueberry, has achieved a sure serenity and stability in his life by offering his providers in a border fort. Your activity is to examine the perimeter of the territory of the garrison. A solitary work, within the open air and with out being topic to the self-discipline of the fort; Paradise … Nevertheless, on any given day he witnesses a chase between a Mexican military patrol and a lone rider. The lieutenant cannot permit this border violation and stops the invading patrol. Then attempt to contact the fugitive however this one goes down a ravine. When he registers the corpse Blueberry discovers that he’s carrying a curious package deal addressed to the President of the USA and the soldier will attempt to attain his vacation spot … This reality would be the starting of all of the evils that await our autonomous lieutenant.
The Accomplice Gold cycle that may result in Blueberry to be expelled from the military, to develop into an spy of the North American Authorities and to journey to Mexico the place he’ll meet Chihuahua Pearl and such harmful beings as Basic Vigo, Governor Lopez or the Southerly outlaws Finlay and Kimball and their band
Jean Giraud was unsure about repeating the argument after the earlier diptych dedicated to Baron Von Luckner's treasure hunt. Quite the opposite, Jean-Michel Charlier had a particular plan and was very positive of the best way he needed to submit his character. He needed to show Blueberry right into a sufferer and face all of the contradictions of his time, take him to the identical conditions he had already skilled with the preliminary triptych of Blueberry Youth that takes place through the Civil Warfare in North America and the place the younger Southerner turns into a declassed, with out absolutely becoming within the South, its homeland, or within the North the place it installs incognito to not be seen as an enemy.
For this the pair of authors makes a curious train of character redefinition , initiating this saga in an identical method to the primary of the collection. After the prologue that we described originally, we discover the protagonist in a city close to the fort, in jail since he’s stopped by fights and destruction after a recreation of playing cards with cheats. Within the preliminary story, the younger Blueberry was in the midst of a recreation of playing cards, consuming whiskey and smoking and involves search for a younger officer named Graig. On this case he’s a civilian veteran who has arrived on the stagecoach. Although conditions are comparable issues have modified; Blueberry is not in search of him as a younger idealist recent out of West Level, with out expertise or judgment and with a great coronary heart. On this case, his companion is a cynical and highly effective politician from the East who will make his life unattainable and who will present him with details that occasions have modified and readers that the tone of the collection has matured, has hardened and that the results You’ll pay a stunned, remoted and bewildered Blueberry. An ideal scapegoat
Preliminary Sequence of Fort Navajo (1963)
Pages 6, 7 and eight of the album Chihuahua Pearl (1970)
These two integrals, the fifth and sixth, include the 2 elementary sagas within the historical past of the collection. If within the earlier submit we noticed how the authors discovered their very own voice with the tales of the development of the railway and the pursuit of a treasure within the Montes de la Superstición. Right here they provide a flip to the collection to elucidate some occasions that may eternally mark Lieutenant Blueberry and people who accompany him. Additionally within the sixth quantity of the integral are included the primary two albums of a 3rd saga, Blueberry fugitive who begins to discover the results of what occurred beforehand. The protagonist finds refuge in an Indian tribe and there he returns to take the reins of his future, as “struggle chief” and as pretender of the gorgeous Chini.
These two integrals are composed of the next albums:
Integral 5: with volumes 13 of the collection, Chihuahua Pearl; quantity 14, Man value $ 500,00zero and eventually quantity 15, Ballad for a Coffin.
Integral 6: with volumes 16, Outdoors the regulation; the 17 titled Angel Face; the 18 that takes by title Damaged Nostril and the 19 of the common collection that is known as the lengthy march.
A number of covers of albums included in these integral
In case anybody is I depart you subsequent the division by sagas of the collection, with the albums that compose them and their correspondence with the integrals of Dargaud and Norma.
Saga 1 – The primary Indian Wars or Fort Navajo (Integrales 01 and 02)
01.- Fort Navajo (Charlier and Giraud)
02.- Storm within the west (Charlier and Giraud)
03.- Lonely eagle (Charlier and Giraud)
04.- The misplaced rider (Charlier, Jijé and Giraud)
05.- The monitor of the Navajos (Charlier and Giraud)
Unbiased album: (Integral 2)
06.- The person of the silver star (Charlier and Giraud)
Saga 2 – Development of the railway or The iron horse (Integrales three and four)
07.- The iron horse (Charlier and Giraud)
08.- The person of the metal fist (Charlier and Giraud)
09.- The monitor of the Sioux (Charlier and Giraud)
10.- The overall “Blonde Hair” (Charlier and Giraud)
] Saga three – The Gold cycle of the Sierra or Los Montes de la Superstición (Integral four)
11.- The mine of the misplaced German (Charlier and Giraud)
12.- The spectrum (or ghost) of the golden bullets (Charlier and Giraud)
Saga four – The Accomplice Gold cycle (Integral 5)
13.- Chihuahua Pearl (Charlier and Giraud)
14.- The person who was value 500,00zero $ (Charlier and Giraud)
15.- Ballad for a coffin (Charlier and Giraud)
Saga 5 – First plot towards Grant (Integral 6)
16.- Outlaw (Charlier and Giraud)
17.- Angel Face (Charlier and Giraud)
Saga 6 – Blueberry Runaway or Damaged Nostril (Integrals 6 and seven)
18.- Damaged Nostril (Charlier and Giraud)
19.- The lengthy march (Charlier and Giraud)
20.- The ghost tribe (Charlier and Giraud)
Saga 7 – The redemption of Blueberry (Integral 7)
21.- The final letter (Charlier and Giraud)
22.- The top of the trail (Charlier and Giraud)
Unbiased album: (Integral eight)
23.- Arizona love (Charlier and Giraud)
Saga eight – Mister Blueberry (Integral eight and 9)
24.- Mister Blueberry (Jean Giraud)
25.- Shadows on Tombstone (Jean Giraud)
26.- Gerónimo el apache (Jean Giraud)
27.- OK Corral (Jean Giraud)
28.- Mud (Jean Giraud)
Unbiased album: (Integral ¿9?)
29.- Apaches (Jean Giraud)
That is an unbiased album that stands as 00 within the line of continuity of the canonical collection; between The youth of Blueberry and the official saga. Extra concretely between the albums The convoy of the outlaws and Fort Navajo.
THE TIMES ARE CHANGING.
By now the 2 authors are absolutely consecrated and their collection is among the references of the BD of the seventies. Chihuahua Pearl begins publishing within the journal Pilote in September 1970 and the compilation album seems in 1973. We’re subsequently within the midst of a turbulent social age – the Might 68's hangover in France is palpable and profound – and additionally it is a second of necessary modifications for the authors. Jean-Michel Charlier has increasingly more variations with Dargaud, regardless of being the literary director of the corporate. Because of this, he focuses increasingly more on his screenwriting roles for the Tanguy and Laverdure tv collection and as government producer of historic documentaries for the TF1 tv community.
For its half, and because of the more and more lengthy stoppages within the Blueberry collection, Giraud can deepen his alter-ego, Moebius and star in an genuine revolution within the Franco-Belgian comedian that develops transversely in present journals, with Pilote on the prime, and in addition in others that may emerge at the moment corresponding to Métal Hurlant, Circus and later (A Suivre) amongst others. A revolution starring authors similar to Jean Giraud / Moebius with Philippe Druillet, Jacques Tardi, Enki Bilal, Pierre Christin, Gotlib and lots of extra.
All these modifications are observed on this stage of the collection that turns into extra somber, extra grownup and extra essential of the system.
Graphically the leap is exponential. If within the earlier cycle Giraud had reached its zenith as a classical artist, right here begins a sluggish evolution in the direction of experimentation and modernity that may deliver actually marvelous pages.
The primary plate of the fifth integral is already a declaration of intentions. A uniformed and lonely gentleman rides by means of a monumental desert, beneath a scorching solar when the echoes of a chase break the monotony. A phenomenal web page, filled with backlighting and modifications of aircraft, that plunges us violently into the plot.
Later, already in different albums, we’ll discover pages and even sequences that evoke the experiments and the graphic findings -narrative that Moebius carried out in parallel. The homicide of two Pinkerton brokers in control of the protagonists of the plot towards Grant, the preliminary scene of Damaged Nostril with an virtually extraterrestrial panorama, the faces of characters dying or struggling and even the inclusion of a vaudeville humor as within the lengthy sequence of the hearth within the metropolis of Durango, are examples of how Jean Giraud evolves in the direction of a universe nearer and nearer to that of Moebius.
However the genuine revolution takes place on the degree of graphic fashion. Giraud progressively abandons using the comb, to construct the massive plenty of shadows and folds of clothes, and replaces them with a use of stippling and guide scratching that defines the define and quantity of characters, objects and landscapes. The setting turns into extra summary, extra metaphorical and the stroke is extra unfastened and aggressive.
Additionally from The lengthy march the artist is not topic to the tyranny of the half pages so you’ll be able to experiment with the distribution of every plate and make extra dangerous and fewer uniform grids.
The publication that’s being revealed by the Editorial Commonplace of this complete assortment is an instance. On this case it tries to translate, label and distribute the identical version because the French one with out including something to it however neither taking something away and the duty is absolutely achieved. Away from the labeling errors of the previous, these two full-length albums include the pages with the unique colours of the collection, a wealthy and expressive labeling, a superb paper and an excellent impression. Separate chapter deserve the extras included in every quantity. The articles are nicely documented, include related info and quite a few graphic examples of the time, corresponding to photographs, discarded pages and ads of the collection revealed on the time within the journal Pilote. As a curiosity this version additionally consists of an in depth “fiction report” the place Charlier investigates the determine of Mike S. Blueberry as a potential historic character. An article so properly documented and executed with such rigor that it got here to confuse many readers who thought that Blueberry had actually existed.
The worth of every album is admittedly satisfactory for what every one gives in its inside.
That is the capital and central a part of probably the greatest comedian collection of all time. A convulsive stage, experimental but in addition thrilling and filled with superb moments.
Charlier and Giraud give us right here 7 albums, two sagas and a half, truly a collection that may mark an period within the modern BD. These two volumes of the great assortment, along with the earlier two and the subsequent to be revealed in Spain, make up a singular and singular story a few distinctive character who, crushed by immensely highly effective forces, manages to seek out his personal option to survive with out betraying himself itself. And on the similar time it has sufficient spirit power to assist individuals who have been deserted by all. If this isn’t the true essence of a hero …
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Blueberry. Full version 5 and 6
Blueberry. Full version 5 and 6