I've just got hold of The Rainbow Orchid
, and it looks really great! Very much inspired by Hergé, it's the sort of comic I want to see on the market. It's good enough to put along side my collection.
Speaking of which, have you ever come across Björn Karlström's Biggles
Here's the lambiek.com Björn Karlström
I found Biggles and the Menace from Space
(1979) and Biggles and the Tiger
(1981) (published in England by Hodder & Stoughton) in a flea market in Devon.
These are the only two I have ever seen and if anyone could direct me in the direction of more it would be appreciated. The artwork is very reminisent of Hergé's stlye, even to the extent of direct copying. Biggles looks identical to Skut, The wing commander is exactly the same as Spalding. They are books worth looking up for any Tintinologist. The similarites are remarkable, but it did not deter me from reading them, they were very interesting.
Has anyone else read any of the Karlström Biggles
series? I would like to hear your views.
There were another two in the series by Karlström, which ran (Swedish publication order):
Book 1. Biggles and the Saragasso Triangle
Book 2. Biggles and the Golden Bird
Book 3. Biggles and the Tiger
Book 4. Biggles and the Menace from Space
The series then was taken over by Stig Stjernvik & Jerk Sander:
Book 5. Biggles in the Kalahari
Book 6. Biggles and the Gibraltar Bomb
Book 7. Den Hemliga Eskadern
[The Secret Squadron
- not translated or published by Hodder & Stoughton] (1984)