Reading List: Lucky Luke

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February 18, 2021

The Man Who Shot Lucky Luke

Does Lucky Luke know what he’s getting himself into when he arrives at Froggy Town on a stormy night? As in many cities of the Wild West, a handful of men pursue the madcap dream of finding gold. Luke is just looking for a place where he can make a quick stop to replenish his tobacco supplies. But he can’t refuse the request for help made by a committee of citizens to find the gold that was stolen the previous week from the poor miners. With the help of Doc Wednesday, Lucky Luke leads a dangerous investigation while facing up to the ruthless siblings – the Bones brothers.

Lucky Luke Saddles Up

“What… a… darn… stupid… contraption!” The 1st Columbia San Francisco Bicycle Race seems like the perfect opportunity for Albert Overman to impress the nation with his revolutionary design. But when a rival manufacturer hires two goons to intercept him, it‘s up to Lucky Luke to save the day once more. The lonesome cowboy will find himself swapping stirrups for pedals as he heads west in the saddle of Overman‘s invention. Will he make it to the starting line in time, or will the dawning of the modern age be stopped by ruthless thugs, stubborn hillbillies, and wary Apache? And what will Jolly Jumper think of his cowboy changing steeds?

The Adventures of Kid Lucky – 1. Cowboy In Training

He’s got a yellow shirt and a red neckerchief, unruly locks and a sprig of grass in his mouth. He maintains law and order at the Nothing Gulch School, and he runs faster than his shadow as soon as there’s even the slightest hint of chores to be done. It’s Kid Lucky, a young cowboy knee-high to a grasshopper, always ready to discover the customs of the Wild West, and, most of all, to muck about with his buddies. This is the birth of a legend: the greatest (but still quite small) cowboy of the Wild West! In this first album, Kid Lucky learns his very first cowboy lessons.

The Adventures of Kid Luky – 2. Dangerous Lasso

He’s got a yellow shirt and a red neckerchief, unruly locks and a sprig of grass in his mouth. He maintains law and order at the Nothing Gulch School, and he runs faster than his shadow as soon as there’s even the slightest hint of chores to be done. It’s Kid Lucky, a young cowboy knee-high to a grasshopper, always ready to discover the customs of the Wild West, and, most of all, to muck about with his buddies. This is the birth of a legend: the greatest (but still quite small) cowboy of the Wild West! In this second album, Kid Lucky learns more cowboy lessons.

The Adventures of Kid Lucky – 3. Statue Squaw

Kid Lucky loves to have fun—he plays lacrosse, builds tree houses, puts on magic shows, and races frogs. As if having fun doesn’t keep him busy enough, he’s also got chores to do, baths to take, math problems to solve, and a girl to ask to a dance. Daily life is always interesting in Kid’s little Texas town—he meets some mighty fascinating critters there, and some of the most fascinating ones walk on two legs.

The Adventures of Kid Lucky – 4. Follow The Arrow

Sometimes you don’t get what you want for Christmas. Sometimes the girl you fancy gets another date to the dance. Sometimes, despite warnings from your parents, you want to see what it’s like to smoke a pipe. The pleasures—and perils—of childhood come alive with an Old-West flavor in another round of adventures with Kid Lucky and his pals in Nothing Gulch. Saddle up, cowboys in training, and discover a world of stagecoaches and smoke signals, train tracks and cowboy coffee, outlaws and Neanderthals, as the luckiest kid in the West faces life on the prairie.

 

 

 

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