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Richard Coxon
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PostSubject: Michael Valliant comics   Tue 5 Jul 2016 - 10:30

I've managed to source one of the comics that was translated to English for a reasonable price, but my question is, how long are the comics in actual pages? I'm sure there are many of you in mainland Europe that have read them so I though I would ask here.

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PostSubject: Re: Michael Valliant comics   Tue 5 Jul 2016 - 10:34

The first ones are about 60 pages, then they dropped to ~45 pages. Which one did you buy ?

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PostSubject: Re: Michael Valliant comics   Tue 5 Jul 2016 - 10:45

I haven't bought it yet, but it is called "The unknown driver" is that one any good?
I think they only translated about 3 or 4 to English unfortunately. Best idea may be to learn French Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Michael Valliant comics   Tue 5 Jul 2016 - 10:59

Must be this one, "The faceless driver" would be the accurate translation of the title.



It's the tome 2, it's very old (1960) so it has a cool vintage feeling Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Michael Valliant comics   Tue 5 Jul 2016 - 11:12

This is the one i was thinking of buying. It's called "The mystery driver" it's the cheapest version I've seen of the English translations.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0965138011/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467713386&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=michael+valliant&dpPl=1&dpID=51cenM1V79L&ref=plSrch

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PostSubject: Re: Michael Valliant comics   Tue 5 Jul 2016 - 11:53

a big chance you might be able to drive it in rfactor in the future
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http://f1classic.your-talk.com/t18560-formula-one-1958-rf1-by-o-r-m

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PostSubject: Re: Michael Valliant comics   Thu 7 Jul 2016 - 13:06

Guillaume Siebert wrote:
Must be this one, "The faceless driver" would be the accurate translation of the title.



It's the tome 2, it's very old (1960) so it has a cool vintage feeling Smile


Smile je viens juste de me le retaper hier soir ( pour la 400 fois depuis mes 6 ans ) , toujours tres bon les" michel vaillant ".

le 8 eme pilote est excellent :top:

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PostSubject: Re: Michael Valliant comics   Fri 8 Jul 2016 - 12:20

Le Pilote Sans Visage is one of the best of the early comics. 60+ pages give you quite a lot to read.

I have the full series, in both Dutch and French, and a few special editions. HSO's Indy 500 made we want to read some albums again because Indy featured quite a few times in the series. The detail and realism are excellent, but I'm not a big fan of their recent reboot. I wasn't much into the final volumes of the original series. I used to read them again and again, now I read them once and they're off to the bookshelf without seeing the light of day again.

The first 30 albums contain a high level of American racing, certainly for a European series. In album 1 he takes on the Indy 500, in album 3 he goes to Sebring, album 6 sees his team entering the Carrera Panamericana, they return to Indy and Daytona in album 11, attempt a Land Speed Record at Bonneville in album 14 (which is the first of the 46 page albums), Nascar in Riverside/Daytona/Darlington in album 15, US motocross in album 20, Sebring again in 21, a rally from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in 22, his teammate Steve Warson tries to win at Indy in albums 26 and 28 and there's a San Francisco car chase (wonder where that idea came from...) in album 29.

The series also premiered a Lotus-Honda 25 years before that combination made it to F1. Admittedly, it was a Honda chassis with a Lotus engine in the back, but still it was 1964, 25 years before Lotus and the Japanese worked together. lol!

If you're considering buying the whole series in French, which I admit is quite an investment, you could buy the "Integrale Michel Vaillant" series. Those books contain 3 to 5 volumes, and unpublished shorter sorties which you won't find elsewhere, and it might cost less then it would cost to buy the albums separately.

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PostSubject: Re: Michael Valliant comics   Sun 10 Jul 2016 - 10:01

François Remmen wrote:
a big chance you might be able to drive it in rfactor in the future
:D

http://f1classic.your-talk.com/t18560-formula-one-1958-rf1-by-o-r-m

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nice car, can we race with such a car next season? I love the 60s

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