Lucky Luke: The Man From Washington
by Achdé & Gerra; trans. Erica Jeffrey (Cinebook, 2013)
Visually engaging but narratively lacklustre. While Achdé has captured Morris’s drawing style (down to Luke’s enormous, cyborg-gunslinger hands), Gerra’s story is a plodding tour of American heartland stereotypes circa 1876. Without any sparkle to the script, Luke’s inherent blandness makes itself felt.