The Adventure of Blake and Mortimer by Edgar P. JacobsRequirements:
CBR Reader, 484 MB / 445 MB.Overview:
Born of Edgar Pierre Jacobs’ imagination during the post-WWII period, Professor Philip Mortimer, nuclear physicist, and Captain Francis Blake, dashing head of MI5, are legendary heroes of the 9th art. The author, a close relative of Hergé, appreciated the excessive and the astonishing that could be found within the scope of scientific invention; his heroes, very much ahead of their time, discover extraordinary objects and phenomena through their uncommon adventures. Before devoting himself exclusively to them, Edgar Pierre Jacobs collaborated with Hergé and took part in the realization of “Tintin in the Congo”, “Tintin in America”, “The Blue Lotus”, “King Ottokar's Sceptre", "The Seven Crystal Balls", and the "Prisoners of the Sun". The Adventure of Blake and Mortimer
Created by Edgar P. JacobsNote:
Edgar P. Jacobs, Jean Van Hamme, Yves Sente Writer(s)
Edgar P. Jacobs, Bob de Moor, Ted Benoît, André Juillard Artist(s)
Published by Les Editions Blake and Mortimer, Lombard, Dargaud, Cinebooks, Catalan Communications (USA), 1950-2011.
Blake and Mortimer is a Belgian comics series created by the Belgian writer and comics artist Edgar P. Jacobs. It was one of the first series to appear in the Belgian comics magazine Tintin in 1946, and was subsequently published in book form by Les Editions du Lombard.
The main protagonists of the adventures are Philip Mortimer, a leading British scientist, and his friend Captain Francis Blake of MI5. The main antagonist is their sworn enemy, Colonel Olrik, who has appeared in all but one of the books. Their confrontations take them into the realms of detective investigation and science-fiction, dealing with such themes as time travel, Atlantis and espionage.
The books by Jacobs himself are generally set in the very period of their writing, but those authored by others after his death are explicitly set in the 1950s only.
Since the death of Jacobs, new books have been published by two separate teams of artists and writers. A television series based upon the series was produced in 1997, entitled Blake and Mortimer.
01. The Secret of the Swordfish Volume 1: Ruthless Pursuit, 1950
02. The Secret of the Swordfish Volume 2: Mortimer's Escape, 1953
03. The Secret of the Swordfish Volume 3: SX1 Counterattacks, 1953
04. The Mystery of the Great Pyramid, Volume 1: Manetho's Papyrus, 1954
05. The Mystery of the Great Pyramid Volume 2: The Chamber of Horus, 1955
06. The Yellow "M", 1956
07. Atlantis Mystery, 1957
08. S.O.S. Meteors: Mortimer in Paris, 1959
09. The Time Trap, 1962
10. The Necklace Affair, 1967
11. Professor Sató's Three Formulae, Volume 1: Mortimer in Tokyo, 1977
12. Professor Sató's Three Formulae, Volume 2: Mortimer vs. Mortimer, 1990
13. The Francis Blake Affair, 1996
14. The Voronov Plot, 2000
15. The Strange Encounter, 2001
16. The Sarcophagi of the Sixth Continent, Volume 1: The Universal Threat, 2003
17. The Sarcophagi of the Sixth Continent, Volume 2: Battle of the Minds, 2004
18. The Gondwana Shrine, 2008
19. The Curse of the Thirty Denarii, Volume 1: The manuscript of Nicodemus, 2009
20. The Curse of the Thirty Denarii, Volume 2: The gate of Orpheus, 2010
Although the series is (no doubt for reasons of euphony) called Blake and Mortimer, it is Professor Mortimer who is the main protagonist. In the original series, it is mainly he who, through his impulsive character, gets entangled in adventurous circumstances. Blake is the straight man, the serious army officer who comes to the rescue. On the bad-guy side, Colonel Olrik combines characteristics of both heroes.
Blake and Mortimer are sometimes shown to live in the same house, sharing an apartment in the same manner as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Many Belgian comics have had similar themes of confirmed bachelors living together, including Tintin and Captain Haddock, Spirou & Fantasio and Tif & Tondu.
Jacobs always drew his stories as being contemporary, and so the first few titles have a 1950s look and feel while the last installment looks decidedly 1970s. One exception to this rule is, again, Time Trap, which starts in the present (i.e. early sixties) but whose action, due to a malfunctioning time machine, largely takes place in the 51st century, and includes a short ventures in medieval times and a stopover in the Jurassic period. Post-Jacobs stories are based in the 1950s.
The layout in most of the stories include some similarities: when the adventure begins certain important but unseen events have already taken place: at the beginning of The Yellow Mark, for instance, the titular character has already made himself known through various activities which the reader only learns about when Mortimer reads a newspaper about these events.
Some of the adventures also end with the characters reflecting on what they have learned from their experiences: after his travels through time in Time Trap, Mortimer concludes that rather than dwell on the "good old days" or look forward to a "brighter future", one should be content with the present.
The book in English numbered in accordance with the original French releases.Download Instructions:http://novafile.com/18z22yx9cxyg
-- Blake and Mortimer 01 The Secret of the Sworfish 01 (1950)http://novafile.com/284qfx65dwsi
-- Blake and Mortimer 02 The Secret of the Sworfish 02 (1953)http://novafile.com/akq934uhaqu2
-- Blake and Mortimer 03 The Secret of the Sworfish 03 (1953)http://novafile.com/b7ysetwotj3s
-- Blake and Mortimer 04 The Mystery of the Great Pyramid 01 Manethos Papyrus (1954)http://novafile.com/58m7bjulbp32
-- Blake and Mortimer 05 The Mystery of the Great Pyramid 02 The Chamber of Horus (1955)http://novafile.com/b231dw1lumrc
-- Blake and Mortimer 06 The Yellow M (1956)http://novafile.com/ojmu3keiwg8v
-- Blake and Mortimer 07 Atlantis Mystery (1957)http://novafile.com/cfv8zu00vton
-- Blake and Mortimer 08 S.O.S. Meteors (1959)http://novafile.com/3cxl0kt1arfl
-- Blake and Mortimer 09 The Time Trap (1962)http://novafile.com/t6tg7d3mu1op
-- Blake and Mortimer 10 The Affair of the Necklace (1967)http://novafile.com/aampxx6493cx
-- Blake and Mortimer 13 The Francis Blake Affair (1996)http://novafile.com/3m9cj1erihv1
-- Blake and Mortimer 14 The Voronov Plot (2000)http://novafile.com/vx0bjfclp6s2
-- Blake and Mortimer 15 The Strange Encounter (2001)http://novafile.com/wl5kmgftb0b7
-- Blake and Mortimer 16 The Sarcophagi of the Sixth Continent 01 The Universal Threat (2003)http://novafile.com/kt55vs56m493
-- Blake and Mortimer 17 The Sarcophagi of the Sixth Continent 02 Battle of the Minds (2004)http://novafile.com/019l3ozud7n0
-- Blake and Mortimer 18 The Gondwana Shrine (2008)http://novafile.com/ch0ve746hwz0
-- Blake and Mortimer 19 The Curse of the 30 Pieces of Silver 01 The Scroll of Nicodemus (2009)http://novafile.com/75s67kx6jwqn
-- Blake and Mortimer 20 The Curse of the 30 Pieces of Silver 02 The gate of Orpheus (2010)http://novafile.com/k902lowj83li
-- Blake and Mortimer 21 The Oath of the Five Lords (2012) New!FrenchAnime: