The Nyctalope Steps In
THE NYCTALOPESTEPS IN
by Jean de La Hire
edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier
cover by Ladrönn
"You can proceed without fear, boss. The job is done. The Nyctalope won't be pestering you anymore."
"Excellent! May the Devil take his soul!"
The Nyctalope Steps In is a collection of 15 stories featuring France's premier pulp superhero from the 1920s and 1930s. The title piece is a translation of a rare tale serialized in a regional newspaper in 1942, the last story ever written by the character's creator, Jean de La Hire, in which his hero comes to terms with France's occupation by the Nazis.
Fourteen other stories, eight of which were especially written for this volume, offer more exciting adventures from the Nyctalope's secret origins, lost in the mists of time, to his excursions into the future, from the blood-drenched trenches of World War I to the far-off planet Mars.
Also included in this book is a complete Nyctalope chronology by Emmanuel Gorlier.
Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
Jean de La Hire: The Nyctalope Steps In [L' Enfant Perdu] (1942)
Emmanuel Gorlier: Fiat Lux! (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°7)
Emmanuel Gorlier: The Three Sisters (new)
Julien Heylbroeck: The Season of the Shark (new)
Emmanuel Gorlier: The Lesson of Captain Danrit (new)
Matthew Dennion: The Hunters of Mars (new)
Roman Leary: The Children of Heracles (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°6)
Randy Lofficier: The English Gentleman's Ball (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°5)
Paul Hugli: Death to the Heretic! (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°7)
Stuart Shiffman: The Nyctalope's New York Adventure (new)
Emmanuel Gorlier: A Present for Hitler (new)
Emmanuel Gorlier: Twilight (new)
Roman Leary: A Moment of Perfect Happiness (new)
David L. Vineyard: The Mysterious Island of Dr. Antekirtt (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°7)
Emmanuel Gorlier: Out of Time (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°6)
The Nyctalope Chronology by Emmanuel Gorlier (new)
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