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Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke started out on his career in the stables of Dupuis (den Haag, Bruxelles). The first two books were of a later date than the third; obviously, Lucky was such a hit that a market was created for preceding efforts which had remained unpublished before; their panel numbers were repeated in the first published book. All in all, Dupuis published 30 titles.

Somewhat after 1970 Dargaud (Bruxelles) took over and started numbering anew from no. 1. As far as I know, they published 29 albums. The name Dargaud also appears on books published by Amsterdam Boek.
Finally, I have 1 album that was published by Lucky Productions, Geneva. Checking recently, it looks like the strip must have gone on beyond that; I'll try to update.
One problem is that all publishers had a habit of copyrighting anew for every reprint (not such a bad idea either) which makes it hard to find out exactly when a title first appeared. A further complication is that the panels have been numbered in an order different from the strip album numbers.
Without going too far, a joke is a joke, I collected all info on dates I could find. I translated the titles and checked the English-language editions I could find. Morris, however, especially for a speaker of French, had a very English turn of mind and I should be reasonably close.
Somebody take it from here! Please?



As you can see below, Morris was not above recycling his "The End" titles. I had a lot of fun finding similarities and will not deprive you of that pleasure, if you are so inclined. I only mention the very last frame (L01 - Spokenjacht) which contains a mistake ("a long ways from home"); but the same one had been used already in (DA27 Nytroglycerine) - where it had been corrected; and pretty sloppily obvious, too.
Some of the thumbnails give access to a larger version; mainly those with an irregular format or combinations of several stories in one album.
The links to Amazon Deutschland are to German titles; the rest are to English translations. There must be more; you can always search Amazon.


#
last frame
Dupuis titlein Englishyearpanel #sauthor(s)
1

Dick Digger's goudmijnDick Digger's Gold Mine
Deutschland
19471-25Morris

d0147a
[untitled]Mad Jim194726-50Morris
2
d0248
RodeoRodeo
Deutschland
194851-89Morris

d0248b
Goudrush naar Buffalo CreekGold Rush to Buffalo Creek194890-108Morris
3
d0345
ArizonaArizona1945/61-20Morris


[untitled]1-pager-2XMorris


[untitled]1-pager-27Morris

d0345b
tegen Cesar SigaretVersus Cesar Cigarette1949110-126Morris
4
d04a
Joe KruitdampGunsmoke Joe-126-142Morris

d04b0
De lasso knalt!The Lasso Cracks!-143?-153?Morris

d04c
Harde knoestenHard Fists-154-170Morris
5
d05
Contra Pat PokerVersus Pat Poker
Deutschland
-171-248Morris
6
d06a
VogelvrijThe Outlaws
Deutschland
-191-224Morris

d06b
De terugkeer van de DaltonsThe Return of the Daltons-225-258Morris
7
d07
Dr. Doxey's ElixirThe Elixir of Dr. Doxey
Deutschland
-259-302Morris
8
d08
Phil IJzerdraadPhil the Wire
Deutschland
1953303-337Morris


"De Pil""The Pill"-338-346Morris
9
d09
Spoorweg door de prairieRailroad through the Prairie
Deutschland
-347-390Morris & R.G.
10
d10
Blauwvoeten op het oorlogspadBlue Feet on the Warpath
Deutschland
-391-434Morris
11
d11
Bende van Joss JamonThe Joss Jamon Gang
Deutschland
-435-478Morris

d12
De neven DaltonThe Dalton Nephews
Deutschland
-479-522Morris
13
d13
De rechterThe Judge
Deutschland
-523-466Morris
14
d14
De trek naar OklahomaThe Oklahoma Trail
Deutschland
-1A-44BMorris
15
d15
De Daltons breken uitThe Daltons Break Out
Deutschland
--Morris
16
d16
Bootrace op de Mississippi
Obviously inspired by Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi
Boat Race on the Mississippi
Even while there are many Lucky Luke albums on the opening of the West, Morris somehow missed that most pioneers arrived there by boat. The development of steam engines was a prime factor in How the West Was Won.
Deutschland
--Morris
17
d17
In het spoor van de DaltonsOn the Track of the Daltons
Deutschland
--Morris
18
d18
In de schaduw der boortorens
And now, off to Texas
where there's no oil yet!

Let's hurry!
In the Shade of the Derricks--Morris
19
d19
Naijver in Painful GulchRivalry in Painful Gulch
Deutschland
--Morris & Goscinny
20
20
Billy the Kid[You'll never guess!]
Deutschland
--Morris & Goscinny
21
d21
De zwarte heuvelsThe Black Hills
Deutschland
--Morris & Goscinny
22
d22
De Daltons in the blizzardThe Daltons in the Blizzard
Deutschland
--Morris & Goscinny
23
d22
De Daltons op vrije voetenThe Daltons at Large--Morris & Goscinny
24
d24
De karavaanThe Wagon Train
Deutschland
--Morris & Goscinny
25
d25
De spookstadGhost Town--Morris & Goscinny
26
d26
De Daltons kopen zich vrijThe Daltons Buy Freedom
Deutschland
--Morris & Goscinny
27
d27
Het 20e cavalerieThe 20th Cavalry
Deutschland
--Morris & Goscinny
28
d28
Het escorteThe Escort
Deutschland
--Morris & Goscinny
29
d29
Prikkeldraad door de prairieBarbed Wire in the Prairie
Deutschland
--Morris & Goscinny
30
d30
Calamity Jane Calamity Jane
[tough to translate!]
USA Deutschland
Also an animated movie
--Morris & Goscinny
31
d31
Tortillas voor de DaltonsTortillas for the Daltons
Deutschland
--Morris & Goscinny

#

Dargaud titlein Englishyearauthor(s)
1
01 postkoets
De postkoetsThe Stage Coach
USA Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
2
02 tenderfoot
TenderfootTenderfoot [All these are so hard to translate!]
USA Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
3
03 dalton city
Dalton CityDalton City
USA Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
4
04 jesse james
Jesse JamesJesse James
USA Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
5
05 circus
Western circusWestern Circus
USA Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
6
06 apache canyon
Apache CanyonApache Canyon
Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
7
07 ma dalton
Ma DaltonMa Dalton
USA

Morris & Goscinny
8
8c
(click to see all 3 last frames)
De wandeling
Alle begin is moeilijk
De Rijstoorlog
The Rice War
Morris & Goscinny
9
09 premiejager
De premiejagerThe Bounty Hunter
Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
10
10 grootvorst
De grootvorstThe Grand Prince
Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
11
11erfenisrataplan
De erfenis van RataplanRataplan's Heritage
Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
12
12 witte ridder
De witte ridderThe Dashing White Cowboy
USA Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
13
13 genezing daltons
De genezing van de DaltonsThe Daltons Get Cured
Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
14
14 zkh smith
Zijne keizerlijke hoogheid SmithHis Imperial Highness Smith
Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
15
15 7 verhalen
Zeven korte verhalenSeven Short Stories
click on picture to see all 7

Morris & Goscinny
16
16 zingende draad
De zingende draadThe Singing Wire
Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
17
17 ballade daltons
De ballade van de DaltonsThe Ballad of the Daltons
Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
18
da18
De schat van de DaltonsThe Treasure of the Daltons
Deutschland

Morris
19
da19
(click to get all 7 last frames)
De strop van de gehangene en andere verhalenThe Hangman's Noose and other stories
Deutschland

Morris
20
da20 one-armed bandit
De eenarmige bandietThe One-Armed Bandit
Deutschland

Morris
21
da21 sarah bernhardt
Sarah BernhardtSarah Bernhardt
Deutschland

Morris, X. Fauche & J. Léturgie
22
da22 daisy town
Daisy TownDaisy Town
Deutschland

Morris & Goscinny
23
da23 fingers
FingersFingers
Deutschland

Morris & Lo Hartog van Banda
24
da24 daily star
De Daily StarThe Daily Star
Deutschland

Morris, X. Fauche & J. Léturgie
25
da25 verloofde van ll
(click to read the song text)

De verloofde van Lucky LukeThe Fiancee of Lucky Luke
USA Deutschland

Morris & Guy Vidal
26
da26 duivelsranch
(click to see all 4 last frames)
De duivelsranch; de waarzegster;
het standbeeld; de waterbaan
The Devil's Ranch; the Fortune Teller;
The Statue; the Water Course
Deutschland

Morris, X. Fauche & J. Léturgie
- Claude Guylouï -
27
da27 nytroglycerine
NytroglycerineNitroglycerin
Deutschland

Morris & Lo Hartog van Banda
28
28 alibi
Het alibi; Athletic City;
Ole Daltonitos; Een paard verdwijnt
The Alibi; Athletic City;
Olé Daltonitos; A Horse Disappears

Morris & Claude Guylouï
29
da29 pony expres
De pony expressThe Pony Express
Morris & Lo Hartog van Banda

#

Lucky Productions titletranslated titleyearauthor(s)
1
L01 spokenjacht
SpokenjachtThe Ghost Hunt1992Morris & Lo Hertog van Banda


The End of the Affair
The following books never appeared on the Dutch market
as far as I know they were published in French and German




Les Daltons à la noce
High Noon in Hadley City Deutschland
MorrisX. Fauche
J. Léturgie
1993


Le pont sur le Mississippi
Die Brücke am ol'man river Deutschland
    Morris    X. Fauche
J. Léturgie
    1994


Belle Starr DeutschlandMorrisX. Fauche1995


Le Klondike
Am Klondike Deutschland
MorrisYann
J. Léturgie
1996


OK Corral DeutschlandMorrisX. Fauche
E. Adam
1996


Marcel Dalton DeutschlandMorrisBob de Groot1998


Oklahoma Jim DeutschlandMorris
Pearce
Pearce
J. LéturgieX. Fauche
1996


Le Prophète
Der Prophet Deutschland
MorrisPatrick Nordmann2000


L'artiste peintre
Der Kunstmaler Deutschland
MorrisBob de Groot2001


La Légende de l'Ouest
Eine Wildwest Legende Deutschland
MorrisPatrick Nordmann2002


Lucky Kid
Am Fluss der rosa Biber Deutschland
Morris
Pearce
Pearce
J. Léturgie
1995


Goodbye now, my Friend...


1953: I am pretty sure of that date as that was when George Stevens's Shane, with among others Jack Palance, was released in the U.S.A. At that time, it easily took over 6 months for the European release to follow. (back)
I stop listing panel numbers from Dupuis #14 (The Oklahoma Trail) as they all are essentially the same in all albums. (back)

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