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Entertainment Lucky Luke. "Un cowboy dans le coton" unveils its first boards and tackles racial segregation

21:05  01 october  2020
21:05  01 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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La couverture du prochain Lucky Luke, © Editions Dargaud The cover of the next Lucky Luke, "Un cow-boy dans le coton".

Lucky Luke's new album is due out on October 23. Entitled "A Cotton Cowboy", this opus is devoted to racial segregation. This is the first time since the inception of the comic that African-Americans will be brought to the fore in the plot.

Lucky Luke's new album, due out on October 23, titled A Cotton Cowboy, will feature Bass Reeves, one of the first black "marshalls" of USA . A first for the comic book . As Jul, the screenwriter of Lucky Luke since Morris's death, explained to BFM TV : "This Bass Reeves, mythical black sheriff who has in reality arrested more than 3,000 criminals in his entire career , we made a friend of him ”.

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The plot of this new album will take place in Louisiana. Lucky Luke, who inherits a cotton plantation, will find himself confronted with racial segregation and the Ku Klux Klan . To help him return these lands to black farmers, he can count on the help of the Dalton and the Bayou Cajuns. But it will be mainly the character of Bass Reeves, this African-American sheriff, himself born a slave, who will help him to bring justice.

. @jul_auteur and @lenicolasbehar make us discover this morning on @BFMTV the first images of the new Lucky Luke, Un cow-boy dans le coton (release planned at @EditionsDargaud on October 23) pic.twitter .com / YeMfb5Bcyo

- Jérôme Lachasse (@J_Lachasse) October 1, 2020

More relevant than ever

Even if Jul had told Ouest-France that this new album had been “conceived long before the death of George Floyd », this opus has a particular resonance. Indeed, faced with the reminiscence of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is more relevant than ever.

This isn't the first time the screenwriter has tried to bring Lucky Luke closer to the real facts. In 2016, in the album The Promised Land, the man who shoots faster than his shadow shared the limelight with a Jewish family.

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