Extreme weather threatens Europe. When France calls on Mortimer to help solve this enigma, he goes to visit Professor Labrousse, chief French meteorologist. After the driver Labrousse sends to pick up Mortimer disappears, our friend is the prime suspect. Mortimer contacts Captain Blake to help him with this tricky situation. Then Blake disappears. Mortimer and Labrousse have two missing-person cases to investigate. They soon discover that the disappearances are linked to the climatic catastrophes.
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SOS Meteors is beautifully drawn but oh dear me it can be dreary! Sympathetic nature as it were, the mood of the story reflecting the extreme rain which is a feature of the plot - don't get me wrong, I love the rain, wet weather and dark skies are as mother's milk to me - but I don't want a wet and cloudy plot, as it were. SOS Meteors [think machines like Herge's The Calculus Affair but without the humour, excitement or imagination] was, dare I say it, boring. Mortimer drives into a lake at night in the middle of the French countryside and subsequently battles to relocate the lake and the missing taxi driver while Orlik is, as usual, the villain of the piece. Orlik is the villain of every piece, which becomes a bit of a drag: we love serial villains - Carl Peterson in Bulldog Drummond, Erich von Stalhein in Biggles, and Tintin's Rastapopoulis - but to have the same one in every story is rather too much. One has to hand it to old orls however - he's nothing if not resiliant and always bounces back with a vengenace!