In 1982, Daniel Bardet began working as a scenarist for François Dermaut, whom he had met a few years earlier. Passionate about history, Bardet turned to this difficult domain and quickly got a reputation for historical accuracy. Working for the specialist Éditions Glénat, his first real work was 'Les Chemins de Malefosse', which was illustrated by his friend Dermaut and first published in Circus and later in Vécu.
During the same period, Bardet also worked with the artist Patrick Jusseaume on six albums of 'La Chronique de la Maison le Quéant' between 1985 and 1991. A seventh album, drawn by Puchulu, appeared in 1997. With Éric Arnoux and later Élie Klimos, he created 'Timon des Blés' (1986-1995). He was also the author of the collective album 'La Révolution, enfin!', a collection of short stories about the French Revolution illustrated by Didier Convard, Dominique Hé, J.F. Charles and Dethorey. In 1990, he began the World War II series 'Le Boche' with Eric and Jean-Marc Stalner, of which six albums appeared in Glénat's Grafica collection until 1995. The artwork of the series was continued by Stéphane Boutel from 2000. Also with the Stalner brothers, he created the Viking comic 'Nordman' in 1996. A year later, he teamed up with Elie Klimos again to produce one album of 'Le Parfum des Cèdres'.
At Dargaud, he published the 'Extrême Frontière' one-shot with Fabien Lacaf in