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Bob Morane by William Vance - Comic Strip

Bob Morane

Comic Strip
Opération Chevalier Noir
Pilote 484
Pilote 484 - Opération Chevalier Noir


Opération Chevalier Noir


Planche de la nostalgie, parue dans le Pilote n° 484. Bob Morane c'est la préadolescence, c'est Pilote et ses formidables séries d'aventures, un monde révolu. Tout le style de Vance est dans ces planches et n'a jamais bougé depuis, jusqu'à XIII.


  • Opération "Chevalier Noir"
  • Lombard
  • 07/1969
  • Interior page

About William Vance

William Vance, pseudonym of William van Cutsem, made his debut with some illustrations in the Dutch version of Tintin magazine. His first comic stories were generally biographies, but in 1964 he started his first series, 'Howard Flynn', about a navy officer. Vance's talent really revealed itself when he made the western series 'Ray Ringo' and the special agent series 'Bruno Brazil', which was written by Michel Greg. He then succeeded Gérald Forton on Henri Verne's 'Bob Morane' series, which was published in Femmes d'Aujourd'hui, Pilote and Tintin. While doing 'Bob Morane', Vance illustrated several other stories for Femmes d'Aujourd'hui, such as 'S.O.S. Nature', 'Mongwy', 'Rodric' and the 'Ramiro' series. Together with André-Paul Duchâteau, he made 'Bruce J. Hawker' from 1976 in Tintin and again Femmes d'Aujourd'hui. Highlight of his career became 'XIII', an espionage series written by Jean Van Hamme, inspired byLudlum's book 'The Bourne Identity'. Starting in 1984, 'XIII' is built around a character in search of his true identity. What follows is a series of exciting intrigues, government and military cover-ups, murder attempts and action scenes. Vance returned to the western genre in 1991 with illustrating the 'Blueberry' spin-off 'Marshall Blueberry' (text by Jean Giraud). Text (c) Lambiek

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JM61 De belles gueules cassées comme Vance les aime, et une belle ambiance de polar.
Apr 6, 2020, 9:36 AM
falonex Très jolie planche
Nov 3, 2019, 11:34 AM
buldbul La porsche ressemble à celle de Ric Hochet, les mechants ont les meme costumes que ceux des 'yeux sans visage' de la serie Bruno Brazil... Par contre, les hyperboréens sont tres 'Chevalier Noir'... Une tres belle piece.
Oct 16, 2018, 11:27 AM
Difool Jolie planche d'un album graphiquement très réussi !
Feb 5, 2018, 8:29 AM
ThierryStark D’accord avec vous!! Belle planche..
Feb 4, 2018, 7:17 PM