The fourteenth volume of the collected works of Buck Danny includes the last four albums from the French cartoonist Bergèse, published in the 2000s. Get ready for take-off on a round-the-world trip!
Buck Danny, a character connected to “Spirou, The Diary of a Naive Young Man” since its creation, returns to (physical or virtual) bookstores in a fourteenth volume recapping a collection of his airborne feats. The book covers the period from 2000 to 2008, i.e. albums 49, 50, 51 and 52. The famous flying colonel shares the action with his two acolytes Tumbler and Tuckson, but also with one of the most iconic cartoonists to draw him, Francis Bergèse, here penning his last artwork of the famous pilot.
The volume includes “Night of the Serpent” (49), where the trio must extricate an American pilot whose plane was shot down over North Korea. In “Sabotage in Texas” (50), the cartoonist goes to town! He draws the Second World War aircraft being presented at an airshow in which Buck and his friends are participating. However, it emerges that one of the attractions at the event, the F-22, is a highly desirable prize…
The story entitled “Mystery in Antarctica” (51) takes place, as its name suggests, on the icy continent itself and begins with reports of unknown flying objects followed by the discovery of a corpse and a notebook. Finally, the plot of “Missing” (52) unfolds in Afghanistan, where a CIA agent is abducted against a backdrop of arms trafficking. Once again, Buck Danny is on the case and investigates under cover as a pilot working for humanitarian organizations. North Korea, United States, Antarctica, Afghanistan: four very different settings for a host of aerobatic adventures!
“The Adventures of Buck Danny, Collected Works, Volume 14”, Francis Bergèse, published by Editions Dupuis. ISBN: 979103473730