is a French-Belgian comic book series created by Jean-Michel Charlier and Victor Hubinon (also the creators of Barbe Rouge
). The title character is a pilot in the US Air Force (when he isn't assigned to the US Navy); he has two sidekicks, Jerry Tumbler and Sonny Tuckson.
Together they first get to fight the Japanese in WW2
, first as regular fighter pilots, and then as part of General Chennault's Flying Tigers in China. They go their separate ways after the end of the war but quickly reunite and become civilian pilots for a shady Middle Eastern company. They decide to re-enlist in the Air Force, become test pilots for the new generations of jet aircraft, and in 1950 are sent on the Korean front.
After The Korean War
, they have various adventures from Alaska to Malaysia, and earn a recurring Arch-Enemy
, the spy-for-hire Lady X. In the 1960s and early 1970s, rather than being deployed in The Vietnam War
, they fly on the Blue Angels acrobatic team and fight a drug cartel in South-East Asia.
The series is notable for its realistic depiction of aircraft, even as the stories themselves are pure fiction.
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