The Gondwana Shrine is the eighteenth Blake and Mortimer comic book in the series. The book was published in France and Belgium on March 28, In Tanganyika, Professor Heidegang discovers in the lake of the Ngorongoro crater a secret entrance leading to a sort of sanctuary. He seizes a ring as proof of his discovery but menacing men appear and he flees, wounded in the thigh. Nastasia Wardynska, of the CSIR, brings the results of the analysis of the rock he brought back from Antarctica: it is a million year old gold and diamond rock on which is engraved enigmatic signs that would prove the existence of a civilization at that time.
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Return to Book Page. L'Afrique de Juillard et Sente ravira tous les amateurs de grande aventure flamboyante. Get A Copy. Hardcover , 56 pages. Published March 24th by Blake Mortimer first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. This is a straight sequel to the two entries of the sixth continent episodes of the New adventures of Blake and Mortimer. Some of the things that happened in the two previous parts will play a major part in this sequel. Mortimer returned from Antarctica is still mentally tired and hurt by the adventures on Antarctica and is planning a vacation with Blake when the latter gets called away on duty.
Mortimer takes a find from Antarctic which is an impossible find and prove of intelligence on our plan This is a straight sequel to the two entries of the sixth continent episodes of the New adventures of Blake and Mortimer.
Mortimer takes a find from Antarctic which is an impossible find and prove of intelligence on our planet way before anything in our recorded history.
He revisits an old girlfriend before going on an expedition to Africa where something has been found that looks similar as Mortimer's find on Antarctica. They do not know yet but his everlasting nemesis is hot on their heels not because of the possibility of a scientific discovery but as always because of the possibility of untold riches. Their conflict can change the world as humanity wil be judged on their actions.
Once again we find the comic in the region of scifi which is does so well and delivers once again a great adventures with some unexpected surprises for the careful reader. Great stuff but should be read in sequence with the previous books. Like the previous two books the story is set in the year , because Blake and Mortimer belong in the past. The personality switch is very cunningly played out and gives this album a lot of re-read value.
Some of the art is stunning. I was disappointed that the entity in the shrine was not tied in more clearly with the Atlanteans we've encountered elsewheere. Also this is one too many story that ends with our hero's mind being wiped of a crucial secret. Other than that, a good addition to the series although I still prefer Van Hamme's stories a little.
View 1 comment. To modern eyes the characters are anachronisms, particularly with their attitudes and facial hair, but for some reason the sum is greater than the parts. There is no doubt that the plot stretches scientific credulity, but what the modern creators of Jacobs classic duo understand is not to bring modern sensibilities to the world in which Blake and Mortimer inhabit, because to do so would shatter the storytelling and render it all useless.
Because of this Blake and Mortimer are able to have the outlandish adventures that are denied more contemporary characters and it all works magnificently. The Gondwana Shrine follows on directly from The Sarcophagi of the Sixth Continent, and things haven't going well for Mortimer since his return. His doctor prescribes rest, but instead he finds his interest piqued when his friend Nastasia brings him some results of a patterned rock they returned from Antarctica with.
However, during this time, a mysterious man has been paying them a lot of attention and is following up their every step. I really enjoyed the twist towards the end which turns the whole scenario on its head and is an absolute credit to the creative team. Sente and Juillard, and in their turn Van Hamme and Benoit, are accomplishing an extraordinary feat in keeping this series alive with such careful sensitivity and thought so that it sits perfectly within the world Jacobs imagined for it.
Jul 12, Helmut rated it it was amazing Shelves: comics , favorites. Einfach deshalb, weil es mit Abstand der beste Band der gesamten Reihe ist.
Die Autoren beweisen unendliche Geduld und Konsequenz. This is a sequel to the two-part adventures of "The Sarcophagi of the Sixty Continent" and it is also pretty weird. I even enjoyed this one less than the previous adventure. There was a few strange uncharacteristic behaviours shown in our old archenemy, Colonel Olrik and the ancient civilisation that is encountered is also odd but probably not as peculiar as the secrets shared by Mortimer and Olrik!
Also mentions of a civilisation that's more than years old is just nonsense. Man has only be This is a sequel to the two-part adventures of "The Sarcophagi of the Sixty Continent" and it is also pretty weird.
Man has only been around for that length of time according to the Bible and so if anyone tries to say otherwise, it is false. Het is geen losstaand verhaal, maar volgt onmiddelijk op "De sarcofagen van het 6e continent" delen 1 en 2. In feite is het deel 3, want je moet "De sarcofagen van het 6e continent" gelezen hebben vooraleer je hier aan begint.
Het onderwerp, het heiligdom van Gondwana, is in feite niet zo goed uitgewerkt en zelfs ongeloofwaardig. De rest van het verhaal daarentegen, is wel zeer goed uitgewerkt.
Je leert wat meer over het verleden van Mortimer, de reis naar Afrika met 2 vrouwelijke metgezellen Het is geen losstaand verhaal, maar volgt onmiddelijk op "De sarcofagen van het 6e continent" delen 1 en 2. Mar 05, Pascal rated it liked it Shelves: bd-aventures , bd-science-fiction.
Pas mal, les dessins sont beaux et l'intrigue nous fait voyager De titel van het album is wat verwarrend. Meer het officieuze derde deel van de sarcofagen van het zesde continent. Het idee van het oercontinent ben ik zeer genegen maar hoe het is uitgewerkt is rommelig. De cliffhanger op het einde is ook slecht uitgewerkt en het neerknallen van een olifant door Mortimer vond ik echt ongepast.
The subject matter, though, can seem somewhat adolescent, more like a comic book. In this case, Morty is looking for a lost civilization. Though the series has a foot in both graphic novels and comic book camps, it is to the detriment of neither. Though set in the s, the tales embody that brand of indistinct, Indiana Jones-esque timelessness. They feature frequent zany plotlines in which anything can happen and usually does.
TGS, for example, features Morty recuperating after a grave illness not with bedrest, and reading leather-bound tomes, but by gathering some compadres and searching for a lost civilization in the wilds of Africa.
Indeed, original writer and artist Edgar Jacobs assisted Herge with Tintin. Like that exemplary series, these take forever to actually read. Elephants charge, underground-dwelling dudes try to murder everyone, and hot chicks strip down to their bathing suites. All are completely enjoyable. TGS features a truly weird and ingenious trick ending.
Find this review and others at Books for Dudes, Books for Dudes , the online reader's advisory column for men from Library Journal. Copyright Library Journal Following on directly from The Sarcophagi of the Sixth Continent , this feels like a minor entry in the series, or perhaps a long, drawn-out denouement. It doesn't really stand on its own, as it's too dependent on the previous two-parter, and yet for most of the story, the connection is tenuous. It doesn't really become apparent how closely connected the two stories are until the end, so be aware that you'll really need to read the two-parter first.
The premise is a perfect pulp-adventure set-up: Following on directly from The Sarcophagi of the Sixth Continent , this feels like a minor entry in the series, or perhaps a long, drawn-out denouement. Dogging his path is the ever-present Olrik who seems to have escaped the destruction of the Antarctic research base. While it's a disappointment as a stand-alone, and yet not developed enough to be a "Part 3" it does bring in a host of minor characters from the series, resolves a few lingering questions, and gives us a nifty setting -- Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Great Rift Valley -- that I wish had a better story to go along with them.
I'll say one thing for Sente and Julliard -- they've successfully managed to inject solid female characters into what was once a boys-only series of adventures. Una specie di proseguimento ideale de "I Sarcofaghi del Sesto Continente", questa avventura mi pare troppo povera a livello di soggetto e nemmeno la sceneggiatura mi convince molto.
Sempre buoni i disegni. Jul 27, Jpp rated it did not like it. Un Blake et Mortimer bien sur
Le Sanctuaire du Gondwana
Having brought a mysterious rock of his expedition to the South Pole, Mortimer is soon put on the trail of a great civilization whose cradle seems nestled in the bowels of the Ngorongoro Crater, near Lake Victoria. Thus began a sumptuous African adventure that lead for the first time our two heroes to black Africa and Tanganyika present Kenya and Tanzania. With this great return of the two most famous gentlemen of comics, Yves Sente and Andre Juillard sign a thriller that will surprise. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK.
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