"Bravo" published the following series:
Two curiosities for the American fan are:
|Flash Gordon had first appeared in France (under
the title "Guy l'Eclair") in the French weekly magazine "Robinson", published from April 1936 to June 1940. "Robinson" was owned and operated by the comics syndicate Opera
Mundi (owned by Paul Winkler) who imported most of the classic American comic
strips in France.
After the end of "Robinson", Flash Gordon migrated to "Bravo", where it was retitled "Gordon l'Intrepide" [Gordon the Fearless].
In early 1942, soon after the US entered World War II, the Nazis stopped the import of American materials and ordered the discontinuation of US strips. Eventually, in mid-'42, the "Bravo" editors ran out of original Flash Gordon pages and asked Edgar P. Jacobs to continue the series as a ghost artist, which he did for a few weeks. But the Nazis stepped in and gave "Bravo" a week to stop the series. So the "Bravo" editors were forced to ask Jacobs to draw a final page bringing the series to a quick conclusion.
|In 1950, "Bravo"
published a wholly-new adventure starring Captain Marvel Jr, produced under license from Fawcett, and drawn by Albert Uderzo, an artist who later gained world-wide fame with his creation (with writer Rene Goscinny) of Asterix
the Gaul for "Pilote" in 1959. (Captain Marvel Jr had previously been published in France
by the Societe Parisienne d'Edition.)
The story was 26-pages long, and was published in "Bravo", 10th Year (Volume 10), Nos. 16 to 41 (1950). It pit Captain Marvel Jr against the evil Dr. Satanas.
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