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Purchased in a small comic shop (the only one at the time) in Madeira's capital city Funchal. My first Blueberry is fortunately in-universe the very start as well - although not the earliest created it does have Blueberry's origin story. Which is deeply handy. The stories are fast-paced and tidily constructed, there are three in all (as well as a bonus early Moebius story) and in the great French comic tradition they are both pleasingly self-contained and still part of an ongoing narrative. Jean ...more
Feb 13, 2011 The_Mad_Swede rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
The first collection of Young Blueberry collects the first three chapters of Jean-Michel Charlier and Jean Giraud's companion series to their masterful Blueberry series. As the title implies, it is a prequel to the regular series (and has remained so in the albums Charlier did without Giraud too and even in the albums done without the contribution of either of the two creators), which provides the back story for Southerner Michael Steven Donovan, a.k.a. Blueberry, and also chronicles his partici ...more
This book was highly recommended, but I cannot highly recommend it. The story is too recycled to satisfy, yet the telling is fresh and well-done. It is probably best read by those with a soft-spot for Western graphic novels created in Europe, and not the rest of us. Entertaining, but forgettable.
Jean-Michel Charlier was a Belgian script writer best known as a writer of realistic European comics. He was a co-founder of the famed European comics magazine Pilote.More about Jean-Michel Charlier...
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