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WWI themed comic book. Looks pretty good.

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Great looking stuff...especially the paint job (skin) on the Morane. I hope someone does that when P4 gets here.

 

I tried to find the title of this book. It might be LE PILOTE A L'EDELWEISS but an amazon.com search found nothing. Perhaps one of our French speaking pilots can help here.

Then I went back and started following the links in the column to the far left. There is treasure here. Great art...and all too damned expensive. Books with mouth-watering airplane art ranging from $50+ to $150+. Here's a clip from "The Speedbirds". It's a book about the Schneider Cup races. Then you turn it upside-down and there are illustrations of what the Schneider Cup planes might look like in 2100. Almost every link had something I wanted. Don't miss it.

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Yep, there's some pretty fine artwork lurking in the links and some very nice IL2 skins to boot. Good find... I'll be revisiting there.

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The French certainly know how to announce an Air Show!

 

And how to make bicycles look sexy...

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And how to make bicycles look sexy...

With the right set of buns on the seat, they've always been pretty sexy.

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wow.......le grand duc series looks marvellous.....wonder if there are english editions?......very cool...thanks for sharing!!!

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wow.......le grand duc series looks marvellous.....wonder if there are english editions?....

I dont know, but I suspect not. It took years before the works of Moebius and Phillipe Druillet arrived via 'Heavy Metal'. Today my self control crumbled and I bought about $100 of books seen in those links. "Le Grand Duc" was not among them, but I feel it won't be long. Maybe I can con the family into getting them for Christmas.

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I found several of his works translated to German. Here is a page of "Über den Wolken" (Above the Clouds):

 

 

 

"Le Pilote de l'Edelweiss" will only appear next year.

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Just google for pictures with "Romain Hugault" and you'll get lots. He has good knowledge of the aircraft of WW2.

 

 

 

 

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I always like this one.

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From 1965. Pretty unusual to make a comic about a German war hero at that time in the USA. Very unusual hero, too.

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"Le Pilote de l'Edelweiss" will only appear next year.

Thanks, Olham. You've just saved me hours of searching because I really wanted that one!

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Just google pictures for the author and illustrator names:

 

Yann Hugault

 

and you should get some titles, like "Le Grand Duc". Here are two covers (it must be a series):

 

 

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I'm guessing she used a lot of back elevator to keep the nose level on her planes.

Fortunately, in a P-39, Lily was sitting right at the center of gravity. Probably all she had to do was adjust her seat back a few inches and the plane, and herself, were perfectly in trim.

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Yep, Hugault's art is wonderful. Both about slender planes and buxom girls. But Olham, the French comics publishers even hijack the best German-speaking authors, just the way Delcourt has hired excellent Swiss artist Franz Zumstein for "Les faucons du désert", about fascinating WW2 air warfare over North Africa and Malta. A fine work, and at least, the German version is easy to find.

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Thank you, Capitaine - do you mean by hijacking, that the French buy their works? Or copy them?

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