செவ்வாய், 12 ஜூலை, 2011
Mike Blueberry and his creators
CREATOR - STORY
Name: Jean-Michel Charlier.
Personal dates: Born 1924 in Belgium. Died 1989 in France.
Other creations: Barbe Rouge, Buck Danny, Jim Cutlass (#1), Los Gringos, Tanguy et Laverdure.
CREATOR - GRAPHICS
Name: Jean Henry Gaston Giraud.
Personal dates: Born 1938 in France.
Other creations: Jim Cutlass (#1 graphics, the rest story), John Difool.
Comments: Giraud also uses the pseudonyms of Gir and Moebius.
The series premiered in 1963.
The main character in this colossal Wild West epos is Michael Steven Donovan better known under his nickname of Blueberry. He is a righteous and heroic figure who is often hurled into complicated and bloody events sometimes accompanied by his sidekick Jimmy McClure, a hard-drinking deputy.
The story runs over a long span of time starting with Blueberry's time as a participant in the American Civil War on the side of the North. Later he joins the army and advances to the rank of Lieutenant, but after he is kicked out on false accusations he drifts around helping people in need. Especially the Indians have a great place in his heart.