Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this!
And it's a shame; a real shame...
Uderzo said that he and Goscinny had several ideas for books that they hadn't got round to producing at the time of Goscinny's death, and that these unused storylines formed the bases for his first solo books.
That explains a lot.
Harrock n roll wrote:
I had a quick look at the aliens in the last book, out of curiosity when I was in a bookshop. That was enough for me!
Exactly what i did; I'd read a bit about it on the internet, and when it came out i popped into Waterstones and had a look for myself...
Now, I bought Actress
when that was first out, and I wasn't impressed when I flicked through it while waiting in the queue at the check-out. I still bought it, because- I guess- it was a fan-thing to do. Falling Sky
however is wrong on so many levels. The aliens for a start. At least in Flight 714, (which I actually like;Tintin's unrepeatable telepathic reply to Kanrokitoff near the end always makes me smile!) the aliens had a bit of mystery about them, these don't, and i felt uncomfortable with the depiction and treatment of the manga-esque ones.
If Uderzo wanted to comment about the Iraq war, or the growing dominance of Japanese (and American) comics in France, there must be better ways of doing it.