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When Luke was definitely a long, long way from home.

References made to Lucky Luke.

Comic Books

  • Gotlib: In one gag Pépé Le Pervert plays an outlaw character and rides off into the sunset, parodying the Every Episode Ending of every Lucky Luke album.
  • Achille Talon: One gag has Achille dressing up like Lucky Luke. He then tries to outrun his own shadow and succeeds!
  • Benoit Brisefer: During a chase scene in Lady Adolphine one of the criminals notices he has shot a bullet through a playing card and boasts: Look at that! Straight through the ace! Just like Lucky Luke!
  • Les Tuniques Bleues: On page 34 of La Grande Patrouille Lucky Luke passes by.
  • Lucky Luke is also seen, realistically drawn, in the album The Gold of Duncan in the comic strip series Durango on pagina 15.
  • Natacha: In L'Ange blond (The Blonde Angel) Walter imagines himself being finger pointed by comic book characters from different franchises, among whom we can recognize Joe Dalton.
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  • In Timo 2 the rabbit Timo dresses himself up as the cowboy who eats carrots faster than his own shadow.
  • Clovis Chaumel in Angelus spots the Lucky Luke album Daisy Town in a store, which put his thoughts into motion about a certain case.
  • Gaston Lagaffe: Drawings of Lucky Luke are sometimes seen hanging on the walls of Gaston's office.
  • In the seventh album of Lincoln Lucky Luke can be spotted in the background, playing guitar.
  • Mœbius once redrew a page from a Lucky Luke album in his characteristic realistic drawing style.
  • In The Reporter Smurf, a Smurf wears a Lucky Luke costume during a costume party.
  • Urbanus:
    • Cesar tries to get rid of his dog in Nabuko Donosor Loopt Voor De Voeten by leaving him behind in the forest. As he arrives at his spot several dogs from other franchises are also tied up to a tree, among them Ratanplan.
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    • In Kermis in de Hel Lucky Luke appears in the title card.
  • De Kiekeboes:
    • In De Snor van Kiekeboe The Daltons appear among the moustached comic book characters who protest the fact that Kiekeboe was elected as Moustache of The Year 1984 instead of them.
    • In Album 26 Kiekeboe and Konstantinopel are surprised by sudden fog. When the air clears again they suddenly see Lucky Luke driving by, singing I'm A Poor Lonesome Cowboy. Konstantinopel says: Either he is in the wrong comic strip, or we are. Earlier in the story Kiekeboe had already complained to his creator: Do you think that Tintin, Asterix and Lucky Luke do all their dangerous stunts themselves?
    • Lucky Luke is one of the comic strip characters from rival series who attends Kiekeboe's funeral in Afgelast Wegens Ziekte.
  • Lucky Luke can also be seen in the Dutch comic strip series Van Nul Tot Nu, during a scene where someone is complaining to him about a rail track which is not connected well. This is a shout-out to the album Des rails sur la prairie (Rails on the Prairie), where a similar gag takes place.
  • In Grandville: Noel, Inspector LeBrock teams up with a Pinkerton agent called Chance Lucas, who looks exactly like you'd expect.
  • The Asterix tribute album "Astérix et ses amis" (Asterix and his friends) features Lucky Luke, and actually gives an explanation for Lucky Luke's superhuman gunslinger skills. Apparently, Asterix accidently left some Magic Potion in America when he and Obelix visited the continent in Asterix and the Great Crossing, and many centuries later Lucky Luke drank one drop of this magic potion.


  • French singer Joe Dassin recorded a song in 1967, Les Dalton, referencing the outlaws from this comic strip.

Video Games

  • The Wild West-themed First-Person Shooter Call of Juarez: Gunslinger includes collectible "nuggets of truth" (bios and trivia about Wild West characters). One of them is about the real Dalton brothers (who are encountered in person during a pair of levels), and states they shouldn't be confused with their cousins.
  • Red Dead Redemption II has an outlaw group of four incompetent brothers led by their elderly mother called the Watsons.


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