The Adventures of Blake and Mortimer : The Affair of the Necklace v. 7 Paperback
Illustrated by Edgar P. Jacobs
A necklace that used to belong to Marie Antoinette, the last French queen before the French Revolution, turns up in the hands of a British collector who decides to present it to Queen Elizabeth.
Blake and Mortimer's sworn enemy Olrik, about to be tried in Paris, manages to escape and steals the precious piece of jewellery in front of their very noses during a glittering reception in the French capital.
The affair threatens to turn into a full-blown diplomatic incident, especially since Olrik is doing his best to embarrass Blake and Mortimer by tipping off the press about his every move.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 72 pages, comic strips
- Publisher: Cinebook Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/01/2010
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9781849180375
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Review by adpaton
The Necklace Affair is considered one of the weaker of the Blake & Mortimer books with good reason: tedious, slow moving and rather dull, it has none of the readibility or visual appeal of Tintin, and proves once again what a genius Herge was. Edgar Jacobs was in need of a ruthless editor to sharpen his stories and tighten both the actions and the drawing - but having said that, I would not be collecting his books if I didn't vakue his work.