The Adventures of Blake and Mortimer : The Curse of the 30 Pieces of Silver, Part 2 v. 14, Paperback Book

The Adventures of Blake and Mortimer : The Curse of the 30 Pieces of Silver, Part 2 v. 14 Paperback

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Captured and then abandoned by Olrik, Mortimer is now lost at sea with no provisions.

Fortunately, he can always count on Blake. Once reunited, and with the help of some old friends, the two British gentlemen continue their dangerous mission to stop Von Stahl from resurrecting the Third Reich using the evil power of the 30 pieces of silver.

A mission that will take them throughout Greece and into the very Kingdom of Hades!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Cinebook Ltd
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  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9781849181303



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Part 2 of <i>The Curse of the 30 Pieces of Silver</i> continues the Indiana Jones theme established in Part 1, but it's still very much a Blake and Mortimer production. Given that Jacobs's original stories were part of the tail-end of the Pulp tradition that inspired Lucas's movies, Van Hamme can be forgiven (if not thanked) for this homage.The plot nicely weaves elements of Ancient Greek and early Christian stories into its central mystery, including an undeniable supernatural twist. Oh, and is that Captain Haddock's jumper Olrik is wearing at one point?I also like the continuing frisson of attraction between Mortimer and Special Agent Jessie Wingo, set up in <i>The Mysterious Encounter</i> and developed in this two-parter. I'd be interested to see if this sub-plot goes anywhere.That, however, will clearly have to wait some time as, reading the English-language series in order of publication, I now have to hop back to the early 1950s to read the three volumes of Jacobs's original Blake and Mortimer adventure, <i>The Secret of the Swordfish</i>!