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Le Testament de William S.

(Blake et Mortimer #24)

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Nouvelle aventure shakespearienne pour Blake et Mortimer !

Nos héros les plus british mènent l'enquête sur le plus british des dramaturges : William Shakespeare of course ! Mais qui est-il vraiment ? Entre l'Angleterre et l'Italie, Philip Mortimer et Elizabeth, la fille de Sarah Summertown, résolvent des énigmes plus ardues les unes que les autres. Entre-temps, Francis Blak
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Hardcover, Blake & Mortimer, 64 pages
Published November 25th 2016 by Dargaud (first published November 2016)
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Veronique
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, stars-4-0


Here is another favourite Belgian comic of mine. This series follows two heroes, professor Philip Mortimer, a nuclear physicist, and his friend, Sir Francis Blake, a military man (RAF) working now for the British secret services (MI5). The British duo face plot after plot, each more Machiavellan, which often put them in the path of their arch enemy, colonel Olrik (who incidentally looks like the author as a young man!). The stories, set mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, have the distinct flavour of
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Mark
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was a wee lad I discovered my aunts comic stash, my dad has always denied he ever read any but I have always suspected they were his. I was totally in awe with this Blake and Mortimer series that were exciting and scifi like in a way I had not yet seen before. And a few years back they started releasing new adventures written and drawn by new artists as the original writer and penciller Edgar P. Jacobs was no longer around to do so. And the new work so far has been certainly above average ...more
toxicangel
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bd
Avec une intrigue centrée sur l'oeuvre de William Shakespeare, et plus particulièrement sur le Marchand de Venise, ce dernier tome de Blake et Mortimer ne pouvait que me plaire.
Les théories sur la vie et l'oeuvre du dramaturge sont très bien documentées, le jeu de pistes réserve son lot de suspens et de surprises, on retrouve pas mal de têtes connues... Non franchement ce dernier tome relève la barre après un Bâton de Plutarque décevant. Mon seul reproche c'est qu'aussi intéressant que soit le t
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Elise Schokker
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deze serie strips zijn mijn guilty pleasure wat stripboeken betreft. Het gele teken uit deze serie is een klassieker. Dit deel is een Dan Brownachtig verhaal en naar mijn smaak één van de beste uit de reeks.
Ian
Feb 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been picking these up as Cinebook publish the English translations, and if that’s not a testament to their quality, then I don’t know what is. Perversely, they’ve improved considerably since the series creator, Edgar P Jacobs, died. In most cases, the originator does it best – Hergé refused to let anyone continue the Tintin series after him; but the Asterix and Obelix series is generally considered to have declined now that both Goscinny and Uderzo are dead. But Jacobs’s stories for Blake a ...more
David Ferreira Alves
Uma história que respeita o espírito do autor original, Edgar P. Jacobs.
Um foco na obra de Shakespeare e no seu autor relembra um Brown e o seu Código Davinci. A banda desenhada respeita o traço original.
Gostei muito.
Rainer Lakmann
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Venedig fährt ein Schiff versehentlich gegen ein Haus und löst damit eine Kettenreaktion aus, die zu einer Schnitzeljagd quer durch England und Italien führt. Im Keller des Hauses werden Unterlagen gefunden, die Hinweise auf die wahren Autoren der Werke von William Shakespeare enthalten.

Philip Mortimer jagt diesen Hinweisen, die zu weiteren Hinweisen führen, hinterher; dabei begleitet von der hübschen Tochter einer guten Freundin. Beide müssen gegen eine von London aus operierende Gruppierung
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Green Jazz Blues
Here is another example where I thought this tale would be as boring as ditchwater but how wrong I was! The supposed explanation for the true authorship of the works ascribed to William Shakespeare is so convincing and very believable - very plausible indeed.
I think I'll have to read this again because as far as I can tell, it doesn't appear that Mortimer or Blake suspect that Olrik has had any involvement in providing support for the negationist side - those who claim that the playwright could
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Harry
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great new adventure for Blake and Mortimer in the detective/solve-the-mystery style that I love so much in the original works of E.P. Jacobs. Yves Sente & André Juillard created six other stories in the Blake and Mortimer universe. This time no fear of foreign/space invasion or experimental science but a search for the real identity of William Shake-Speares.

Besides the story I like the references to other literature. This time there is a special place for Agatha Christie. First directly to
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Michaël R
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
If you're in for a classic Belgian comic, consider this one. The latest albums have had some skinny stories but this new adventure is a good read. Especially if you have a thing for Agatha Christie, Dan Brown or a vintage Bond movie.
Miguel
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd, blake-mortimer
A mais recente aventura de Blake & Mortimer, inspirada nas personagens criadas por E P Jacobs, leva-nos à polémica sobre a verdadeira identidade de William Shakespeare. Divertido e imperdível.
TMM
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Intriguing & entertaining literary mystery. What if there were two Shakespeares? What is the secret behind the Dark Lady? What connects Verona, Venice and Stratford? In the Blake & Mortimer series.
Bram Wijngaarden
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Mortimer meets Da Vinci code. Helaas niet meer dan een spel, een luchtig interlude in een veel indrukwekkender oeuvre.
Rui Alves de Sousa
É uma tarefa ingrata continuar as pisadas de E.P. Jacobs: génio absoluto da BD, deixou em menos de uma dezena de álbuns um legado de mestre, com histórias extraordinárias em precisão e detalhe, quer no desenho, quer nos diálogos e nas descrições gigantescas de todos os actos das personagens (até às coisas mais minúsculas, como abrir uma porta, o autor conseguia dar sempre uma certa grandeza!).

90% das tentativas de prolongar o universo Jacobiano resultaram em grandes asneiras: desde a patetice d
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Luís Castilho
Confesso que não conhecia esta BD (até porque nunca fui um grande seguidor deste formato) apesar de já ter ouvido falar dela (em especial da aventura da "Marca Amarela" que marcou a juventude da geração do meu pai). No entanto, numa compra impulsiva apeteceu-me ler o mais recente número desta coleção e fiquei rendido. Trata-se de uma aventura inteligente e bem escrita à volta de um alegado último manuscrito perdido de William Shakespear. Os desenhos são excelentes (para quem gosta da escola de B ...more
Yann Julien
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Exploitant la rumeur sur la non-existence de Shakespeare, ou alors en tant que prête nom, cette énigme policière ne manque pas d'aventure, même si elle ne reste qu'urbaine.
Une bonne histoire, agréable à suivre et à lire, mais j'ai eu la même impression que toxiangel (voir sa review) à sa lecture : de nombreux éléments présents avec la patte de E. P. Jacobs sont absents, comme la science-fiction, mélangée à l'ésotérisme, une ambiance un peu plus sombre (qui collait peut-être à l'époque et à son a
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Lorelaï Gilmore
Jan 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Une intrigue séduisante quoique sans grande surprise...
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