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Nuclear physicist Professor Philip Mortimer and head of MI5, Captain Francis Blake, are the legendary heroes of Edgar Pierre Jacobs' series of comic books.
Together with Herge, Jacobs appreciated the astonishing that could be found in scientific invention. His heroes, very much ahead of their time, discover extraordinary objects and phenomena through their uncommon adventures.
The books are a mix of adventure and science fiction, drawn in the clear line style that will be familiar to readers of Tintin. Jacobs actually collaborated with Herge on several Tintin books, most notably the books, The Seven Crystal Balls and the Prisoners of the Sun.
20 titles have been released in the series; 14 of these have been translated into English (with 3 more to come in 2013).
Cinebook have release two additional titles in E.P.Jacob's Blake and Mortimer series, with an additional three titles to be released in 2013.
In "The Curse of the 30 Pieces of Silver", Professor Mortimer is invited to Greece to help solve an incredible mystery surrounding a Roman silver coin. Very quickly, Mortimer discovers that he is not the only one interested in the coin...
"The Secret of the Swordfish", takes us back to E.P.Jacob's original adventure, where nuclear physicist Professor Phillip Mortimer and Captain Francis Blake, dashing head of MI6, team up to save the world from imminent danger.
The 18 books in the series chronicle the adventures of Ken Holt and Sandy Allen.
Ken is the son of the world-famous foreign correspondent Richard Holt, the star investigative reporter at Global News, and is an up and coming reporter himself. Sandy's passion lies in photography. Together, the boys work at a Pop Allen's local weekly newspaper, the Brentwood Advance.
While trying to avoid trouble where possible, Ken and Sandy always manage to find themselves in the middle of exciting adventures. Using their wits (and sometimes their fists), the two work as a team to solve the many mysteries that come their way.
Born in 1910 Bowral, NSW, Australia, Paul White had Africa in his blood for as long as he could remember. His father captured his imagination with stories of his experiences in the Boer War which left an indelible impression. His father died of meningitis in an army camp in 1915, and he was left an only child without his father at five years of age. He inherited his father's storytelling gift along with a mischievous sense of humour.
He committed his life to Christ as a 16 year old school boy and studied medicine as the next step towards missionary work in Africa. Paul and his wife, Mary, left Sydney with their small son, David, for Tanganyika in 1938. He always thought of this as his life's work but Mary's severe illness forced their return to Sydney in 1941. Their daughter, Rosemary was born while they were overseas.
Within weeks of his return, Paul White was invited to begin a weekly radio broadcast which spread throughout Australia as the Jungle Doctor Broadcasts. The weekly manuscripts for these programmes became the raw material for the Jungle Doctor Hospital stories - a series of 20 books.