Moebius #8 - Blueberry
(1991)

Graphitti Designs, 1989 Series
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Price
49.95 USD
Pages
204
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Graphitti Designs, Inc.
ISBN
0-936211-34-2 Search at WorldCat
Color
Color
Dimensions
European format
Binding
Hardcover

Issue Notes

Limited to 1500 copies, each one is signed by Jean Giraud / Moebius.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blueberry / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Inks
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Colors
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Synopsis
Blueberry lights a cigar before a train.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Blueberry / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jean Giraud
Inks
Jean Giraud
Colors
Jean Giraud

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Indexer Notes

Page signed by Jean Giraud.

Book One: The Iron Horse (Table of Contents: 2)

Blueberry / comic story / 46 pages (report information)

Script
Jean-Michel Charlier; Jean-Marc Lofficier (translator); Randy Lofficier (translator)
Pencils
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Inks
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Colors
Jean Giraud [as GIR]
Letters
Kenny Lopez; Bill Oakley

Characters
US Cavalry Lt. Mike S. Blueberry [Mike S. Donovan]; Jimmy McClure; Red Wooley; Jethro "Steelfingers" Drake; railroad workers; Red Cloud; Sitting Bull; Two Bears; Oglala Teton Dakota warriors; Cheyenne warriors; hired guns; soldiers
Synopsis
Lt. Blueberry is sent to negotiate peace with the Sioux and Cheyenne so the railroad can be built. But rival railroaders hire "Steelfingers" to kill Indians on both sides to stir trouble. Blueberry survives a buffalo stampede, bar shoot-up and inferno, and steel-fingered beatings. But the bad guys triumph by sniping Indians and scotching negotiations. Blueberry and crew barely escape on a roaring train over a burning bridge. Now he needs to settle with Steelfingers...
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Book Two: Steelfingers (Table of Contents: 3)

Blueberry / comic story / 46 pages (report information)

Script
Jean-Michel Charlier; Jean-Marc Lofficier (translator); Randy Lofficier (translator)
Pencils
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Inks
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Colors
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Letters
Michael Heisler

Characters
US Cavalry Lt. Mike Blueberry [Mike S. Donovan]; Red Wooley; Jimmy McClure; Jethro "Steelfingers" Drake; General Dodge (mentioned); Red Cloud; Sitting Bull; Spotted Tail; Crazy Horse; railroad engineers; Sioux warriors; thugs; Guffie Palmer; prostitutes
Synopsis
Continuing... Blueberry's assignment is to see the Union Pacific railroad pushes through. "Steelfingers" sabotages efforts for the rival Central Pacific. The town is surrounded by stirred-up Sioux. Blueberry sneaks out a train with a $200K payroll. Steelfingers connives with Sitting Bull to raid the train (and rob it). When the train is cut off, besieged, and set afire, Blueberry manages to save lives and bury the payroll. But their troubles are just beginning...
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Indexer Notes

General Dodge, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Spotted Tail, and Crazy Horse are real historical figures.

Book Three: The Trail of the Sioux (Table of Contents: 4)

Blueberry / comic story / 46 pages (report information)

Script
Jean-Michel Charlier; Jean-Marc Lofficier (translator); Randy Lofficier (translator)
Pencils
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Inks
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Colors
Jean Giraud [as GIR]
Letters
Phil Felix

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
US Cavalry Lt. Mike Blueberry [Mike S. Donovan] AKA "Broken Nose"; Red Wooley; Jimmy McClure; General Dodge; General "Golden Mane" Allister; Jethro "Steelfingers" Drake; Sitting Bull; Crazy Horse (mentioned); Lakota and Cheyenne warriors; soldiers; thugs; townsfolk
Synopsis
Continuing... Blueberry is caught by Steelfingers and Indians, and stalls to protect the soldiers' $200K payroll. Jimmy and Red send a fake telegram of reinforcement on the way. The Indians, trusting "Broken Nose", let Blueberry free, but as he digs up the payroll, is robbed by Steelfingers. Sent back to town, Blueberry is accusing of stealing and will be lynched. Yet the Indians return the payroll, having killed Steelfingers for failing to deliver guns. All's well, until General Allister arrives and orders the army to wipe out the Indians!..
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Indexer Notes

General Dodge, Sitting Bull, and Crazy Horse are real historical figures. General "Golden Mane" Allister is a stand-in for General "Yellow Hair" Custer (as explained in afterword of "The End of the Trail".

Book Four: General Golden Mane (Table of Contents: 5)

Blueberry / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
Jean-Michel Charlier; Jean-Marc Lofficier (translator); Randy Lofficier (translator)
Pencils
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Inks
Jean Giraud (signed) [as GIR]
Colors
Jean Giraud [as GIR]
Letters
Michael Heisler
Editing
Jean-Marc Lofficier; Randy Lofficier; Marie Javins; Claudine Giraud; David Scroggy; Carl Potts

Characters
US Cavalry Lt. Mike Blueberry [Mike S. Donovan] AKA "Broken Nose"; Red Wooley; Jimmy McClure; General "Golden Mane" Allister; Sitting Bull; Crazy Horse (mentioned); Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors; soldiers
Synopsis
Continuing... Out to make himself famous, and defying peace treaties, General Allister pushes the Army deep into Indian territory in bitter cold. Blueberry, branded a coward and traitor, and Red and Jimmy try to keep both soldiers and Indians alive as they scrap in firefights, cross icy rivers, and flounder in snow. Despite all obstacles, Blueberry gets a message out. Reinforcements drive off the Indians, and many lives are saved. But General Allister vows revenge on Blueberry. "FIN"
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Blueberry / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jean Giraud (signed) [as Moebius]
Inks
Jean Giraud (signed) [as Moebius]
Colors
Jean Giraud (signed) [as Moebius]

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Indexer Notes

backcover

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blueberry
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Blueberry
  3. 2. Book One: The Iron Horse
    Blueberry
  4. 3. Book Two: Steelfingers
    Blueberry
  5. 4. Book Three: The Trail of the Sioux
    Blueberry
  6. 5. Book Four: General Golden Mane
    Blueberry
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Blueberry
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