The publisher Idées+ has dedicated volume 8 in their comic book series “History of Pilots tome 8 – Marie Marvingt” (Histoires de pilotes – tome 8 : Marie Marvingt) to Marie Marvingt, one of the most outstanding figures in the history of aerospace and athletics.
A real pioneer in the field of aviation, she was nicknamed “la Fiancée du danger” and held four pilot’s licenses: balloon, airplane, seaplane and helicopter. A surgical nurse, in 1910 she took part in creating an ambulance plane, and then became the first woman in the world to fly combat missions during World War I.
In 48 artfully scripted pages, Monique Uderzo-Ott and Jacky Clech pay tribute to Marie Marvingt, and retrace some of the many highlights in the extraordinary life of this accomplished athlete (holder of 17 world records and one of the best mountaineers of the 20th century). She was also a journalist, artist, and quite the polyglot (she was fluent in five languages)… She also received 34 medals and honors.
Marie Marvingt passed away on December 14, 1963, at the age of 88.
Script: Monique UDERZO-OTT, Illustrations: Jacky CLECH, Histoires de pilotes tome 8 – Marie Marvingt, 48 pages, Éditions Idées +, ISBN: 978-2-916795-67-6