The Vroom by James Zee
Mon Journal's Extensive SI Printing Program
Other Selecciones Ilustradas syndicated series published by France's Aventures et Voyages (Mon Journal) include:11This information has been compiled from various sources, including www.comicbd.fr, www.bedetheque.com and bdmonjournal.free.fr....
Riffle is the story of Bob Freedman, nicknamed "The Flash", a tough guy with a fast gun who rescues the weak. Written by Fernando Manuel Sesén and drawn by Rafael Lopez Espi from 1958 to 1960, it was published in under the title Bob l'éclair ("Bob the Flash") in Whipii! 59 (1974). There were numerous earlier French printings of the rest of this series, but it does not appear to have been printed in Australia.
Gringo is Syd Bicking, a white Americano ("gringo") who defends the marginalised in the US south-west. Created in 1963 by Carlos Giménez and Manuel Medina, with subsequent work by writers Miguel González Casquel and Carlos Echevarria, and artists Domingo Alvarez Gómez and Suso Peña Rego, the series was published in Totem 1-14 and 17-44 (1970-1981) and printed in Australia as Ringo.
Delta 99, an advance human-looking alien on a vague mission to prevent evil on earth, is a science fiction series solidly immersed in the spirt and syle of the late 1960s. Conceived by Josep Toutain in 1967/68, written by Jesus Flores Thies and Victor Mora, and drawn by Adolfo Usero, Carlos Gimenez and José Mascaro, this series was published in most issues of Vick 26-42 (1976-1977) and Safari 131-157 (1984-1986), and printed in Australia by Gredown in a number of one-shots.
Sunday, a Union colonel who returns from the civil war to find his wife killed by southern bandits, sets out in search of his son, helping the people he meets. Created in created in 1968 by Víctor de la Fuente and Victor Mora, with later art by Ramón de la Fuente, the series was published in Pistes Sauvages (1972-1973) and printed in Australia in Ringo.
Dick Turpin recounts a highly fictionalised account of the famous English highwayman, transformed into a "robin hood" style hero with a secret identity. Written by Victor Mora with art by Martin Salvador, the series was published in Atoll 89-103 (1972-1976) and was printed in Australia in Super Giant.
Lanky Lank, a former Pinkerton agent educated in martial arts, seeks revenge against criminal Tong leaders. Created by Luis Bermejo and Suso Peña Rego, the series was published in Atémi 1-46, (1976 to 1978) and printed in Australia mainly in Kung Fu as Jeff Blake, Man of Pinkerton.
Tchi-Kiai is a "Robin Hood" type story set during construction of the Great Wall of China. Written by Carlos Echevarria and drawn by Brocal Remohí, Martin Salvador, Cesar Lopez, >Leopoldo Ortiz, Leopoldo Sanchez, Amador and José Maria Cardona, the series was published in Atémi 1-118 (1976-1981) and printed in Australia in Kung Fu as Shi-Kai the Rebel.
Tsé-Khan L’Epervier is a bounty hunter who uses his mastery of martial arts to fights crime. Gradually, he rejects the violence, but it continues to pusue him. Writen by Andrés Martín and drawn by Jordi Bernet, Jose Ortiz, Eduardo Feito and Sanchez Abuli, this series was published in Atémi 1-117 (1976 to 1981) and printed in Australia in Kung Fu as The Crow.
Eva Wong is a secret agent for Interpol, operating like a female James Bond and using martial arts as her main weapon. The series was published in Atémi 47-54 (1978-1979) and does not appear to have been printed in Australia.
Steve Dallas is a martial arts expert who fights the underworld personally and by training police. It was published in Atémi 119-135 (1978 to 1982) and does not appear to have been printed in Australia.
Le Serpent et le Lion is a medieval adventure. Created by Roger Aran and Xirinius (Jaime Juez Castellà), the series was published in Brik 171-172 (1975-76) and does not appear to have been printed in Australia.
Professeur Cumulus Drawn by Juan Giralt, is reported to be Selecciones Ilustradas work but may just be of Spanish origin. The series was published in Brik 174-175 (1976) and does not appear to have been printed in Australia.
Aventures et Voyages also published many works by SI personnel indirectly, via their contract work in the UK. One such series was Humbert Higgs, The Gentle Giant (Valiant) in Atémi 248-251 (1988).22See wikipf.net....