Blake & Mortimer 8 – The Voronov Plot
Author: Yves Sente & André Juillard
Based on the Characters of E.P. Jacobs
Age: 10 years and up
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
Number of pages: 72 colour pages
Publication: September 2010
A Soviet rocket falls back to Earth carrying deadly bacteria. KGB Professor Voronov turns the extraterrestrial threat into a terrifying weapon that could be used to devastate the Western world–but he doesn’t take into account the vigilance of Her Majesty’s intelligence services. Soon, Blake and Mortimer are drawn into a lethal, shadowy war, from Moscow to London, where the stakes are no less than international peace and the real enemy may not be so obvious.
These Blake & Mortimer books are still great reads as far as I am concerned. I like the fact that if you read these books without checking out the credits you’d think E.P. Jacobs was still working on them! I am quite sure that somewhere out there is a Jacobs purist who will point out every little detail as to why it isn’t Jacobs but to be honest –I don’t care!
The story is good. The art spot on and the colour work by Didier Convard is just great. A good working team all together.
This issue Cinebook adds a four page text feature –“Behind The Scenes Of The Voronov Plot” looking at how the writer,artist and colourist came together. I’d certainly like to see more of this type of feature because it does tell the reader about the creation of a book rather than just presenting the completed book leaving questions like:”So how did he copy Jacobs’ style?” or “Who are these people –why did they take over from Jacobs?”
Spot on fun and there is also a preview of the upcoming first part of The Sarcophagi Of The Sixth Continent –can you seriously ask for more for £7.99?!??