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, robbing 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 police 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?
About the Author
Born of Edgar Pierre Jacobs’ imagination during the post-WWII period, Professor Philip Mortimer, nuclear physicist, and Captain Francis Blake, dashing head of MI5, are legendary heroes of the 9th art. The author, a close relative of Hergé, appreciated the excessive and the astonishing that could be found within the scope of scientific invention; his heroes, very much ahead of their time, discover extraordinary objects and phenomena through their uncommon adventures. Before devoting himself exclusively to them, Edgar Pierre Jacobs collaborated with Hergé and took part in the realization of 'Tintin in the Congo', 'Tintin in America', 'The Blue Lotus', 'King Ottokar's Sceptre', 'The Seven Crystal Balls', and the 'Prisoners of the Sun'.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I figured out whodunnit about a third of the way into "The Yellow M" but still enjoyed the story, which is one of the marks of a good mystery for me. I loved the artwork and the feel of this comic.I can't help thinking of Blake and Mortimer as a sophisticated Scooby Gang, which is a comparison that doesn't really make sense. It's not a negative, though -- I'd definitely read more of their adventures.
Serial villain Count Orlik has more lives than any of the serial killers fond in Friday 13th or Halloween: no matter what Blake and Mortimer do, they simply cannot get rid of him. The Yellow M has a convoluted plot involving a mad scientist taking hias revenge on those who trashed a book he wrote 30 years before: