Dargaud continues the publication of the complete adventures of the famous pilots, Tanguy and Laverdure, with Volume 5 entitled “Menaces sur Mururoa” (Peril over Mururoa).
A legendary comic book series created by Jean-Michel Charlier and Albert Uderzo from the magazine Pilote, Tanguy et Laverdure takes readers to the ends of the earth alongside the two inseparable friends with diametrically opposite personalities.
In the two main stories that make up this volume, we find our two heroes in 1969, on the island of Tahiti, where France is preparing to carry out further nuclear tests. A secret organization is threatening the mission and seems determined to seize the bombs that both the pilots are tasked with testing out.
The illustrator Jijé, who replaced Albert Uderzo in the recent episodes, has created some remarkable plates in these two albums, meticulously sketching a number of planes of that era, including the famous Mirage III.
Volume 5 also features three short stories in black and white (“”Rapt en plein ciel” (Abduction in the sky), “Le Saboteur” (The Saboteur) and “Contre-espionnage aérien” (Air Counter Intelligence)) as well as a dossier by the experts Gilles Ratier and Patrick Gaumer.
The Complete Adventures of Tanguy and Laverdure – Volume 5: Peril over Mururoa, Illustrator: Jijé, Script writer: Jean-Michel Charlier, 168 pages, Dargaud, ISBN: 978-2205075526