Lot 48
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WILLIAM VANCE XIII SPADS (T.4), Dargaud 1987 Original plate n° 9. Signed. India ink on paper 44 × 59.5 cm (17.32 × 23.43 in.) It is with this episode, SPADS, that the sales of XIII sales of XIII began to take off, becoming one of the to become one of the most resounding bestsellers of the comics. This sequence recalls the formation of the amnesiac in the elite unit of the SPADS and this tone a little "macho-viril" tone that William Vance had always very comfortable with the military thing. In this panel, there are few blacks: taking the example of his contemporary Hermann, Vance lightens his inking to leave more room for the colorist. He can to dwell on what is the basis of his talent, like an unrivalled unrivalled goldsmith: the atmosphere. And in this plate, where the soldiers soldiers progress through perilous mangroves, it is incredibly accurate. A moving moment: the first appearance of sergeant Betty Barnowsky. I was then far from imagining that this sympathetic runner of men would become duchess of France. Jean Van Hamme
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