Yves Duval was one of the most prominent scenarists of the magazine Tintin. He started at Lombard publishers when he was only sixteen years of age. His first published work in Tintin was 'Ils l'Appelaient Alcibiade', illustrated by Raymond Reding. In 1952 he adapted Robert Louis Stevenson's 'David Balfour' into a comic illustrated by Jacques Laudy. He soon specialized in short documentary stories, of which he made about 1500. These comics were illustrated by many of the "big names", like Jean Graton, René Follet, Hermann, Sidney, Eddy Paape, Juan Cicuendez, Fernand Cheneval, Philippe Delaby, Jean-Claude Servais, Fred Funcken, Ferry, Christian Denayer, Jo-El Azara, Charles Jarry, etc. At the same time, Yves Duval wrote numerous articles, tales, novels and interviews for the magazine for magazines like La Semaine de Suzette, Line, Pilote and Record.