From Michael Sanlavalle, illustrator of Rocher Rouge and Le Fleur Vert, and co-creator of Lastman and Hollywood Jan (with Bastien Vives).
San Antonio is a series of eccentric crime novels written by Frédéric Dard about a Detective Superintendent, Antoine San-Antonio, and his partner, Bérurier. The wildly successful series comprised 175 volumes, published from 1949 to 2001.
Sanlaville creates a new album featuring these detectives. This action-packed detective thriller features far too much nudity and sex to ever be published in America, so enjoy this French album without any fear of it ever being translated.
From the publisher:
The grand return of San Antonio!
If Bérurier is playing school teacher, it is not for educational purposes: two students have disappeared and a teacher murdered! Detective Superintendent San-Antonio is convinced that only undercover work will reveal the culprits...
Hip, earthy, and sexy, SAN-ANTONIO brings together all the ingredients that made the original a success in 1960s France, halfway between OSS 177 and Les Tontons flingueurs!
Le grand retour de San-Antonio!
Si Bérurier joue les maîtres d'école en plein Beaujolais, ce n'est pas par vocation pédagogique : deux élèves ont disparu et un professeur a été assassiné!
Le commissaire San-Antonio est convaincu que seul un travail d'infiltration permettra de démasquer les coupables...
Rythmé, truculent et sexy, SAN-ANTONIO rassemble tous les ingrédients qui ont fait le succès de la création française des années 60, à mi-chemin entre OSS 177 et Les Tontons flingueurs !
Detective Superintendent Antoine San-Antonio is a kind of French James Bond without gadgets, flanked by two colleagues, the old, sickly but wise inspector César Pinaud and the gargantuesque inspector Alexandre-Benoît Bérurier. He is a member of the French secret service and has to fulfill impossible missions given by "Le Vieux" (the Old Man), later known as "Achilles", the head of the French police. With the help of his colleagues he always succeeds through various adventures.
Written in a classical crime novel style at the beginning in the 50's (classic spy stories), San Antonio adventures become more satirical from the beginning of the sixties and leave the strict format of the crime novel literature.