Author/Illustrator: Edgar Pierre (E. P.) Jacobs
Genre: Bande dessinée (or “BD”; European comic), mystery
Captain Francis Blake and Professor Philip Mortimer are the stars of a comic book series – created by the Belgian writer/artist Edgar P. Jacobs (1904 – 1987) – that bears their names. They are two friends who live together in London's Park Lane, solving crimes and other various mysterious goings-on as they encounter them. Captain Blake is an army officer who works for the British secret service MI-5 and Professor Mortimer is a nuclear physicist and general academic. Their adventures are set in the late Forties/early Fifties and span 20 albums as of 2010.
About The Yellow “M” (from the blurb)
“London’s walls resound with the incredible exploits of the “Yellow Mark”. The spectacular actions of this mysterious criminal are on the increase: holding up the Bank of England, stealing the Imperial Crown...no one seems able to stop him. He is so audacious that he lets the police know in advance where he will commit his crimes, each time ridiculing Scotland Yard a little more. The apparent ease with which he evades polices schemes begins to worry the highest authorities of the country. The Home Office asks Captain Francis Blake to solve the mystery and discover the identity of the man who hides behind the Yellow Mark. The captain immediately takes as partner his old friend, Professor Philip Mortimer, whose scientific knowledge will be invaluable in solving this extremely complex enigma. Who hides behind the Yellow Mark?”
I enjoyed this story – which is, according to other reviews I've read, a high point of the Adventures of Blake and Mortimer series – quite a bit.
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