CREATOR - STORY

Name: Jean-Michel Charlier.
Personal dates: Born 1924 in Belgium. Died 1989 in France.
Other creations
: Blueberry, Buck Danny, Jim Cutlass (#1), Los Gringos, Tanguy et Laverdure.
Successors
: None.
Comments
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CREATOR - GRAPHICS

Name: Victor Hughes ( Victor Hubinon).
Personal dates: Born 1924 in Belgium. Died 1979 in Belgium.
Other creations
: Buck Danny.
Successors
: Joseph Gillain (JijÚ), Christian Catignol (Christian Gaty), Patrice Pellerin.
Comments
: Hubinon died from a heart attack while working at his drawing desk.
JijÚ took over after Hubinon's sudden death.

 

 

MAIN STORY

The series premiered in 1959.

Barbe-Rouge takes place between 1715 and 1750 and it partly based on historical pirates roaming the 7 Seas. The character of Barbe-Rouge (means Redbeard in English) is a pirate captain of French origin who is primarily seeking his fortunes in the Caribbean onboard his ship Faucon Noir (Black Falcon). According to a later spin-off series his given name is supposed to be Jean-Babtiste Cornic.
It is astonishing to realize that Barbe-Rouge is not present in all the albums, whereas his adopted son, Eric Lerouge (means The Red although he is blond!), plays a starring role in the entire series, which in reality makes him the main character. Eric's given name is Thierry de Montfort, and he is an uncharacteristic pirate in several ways; he is a nobleman, he is a scholar - and he dislikes pirate life...

 

 

MAIN CHARACTERS

Barbe-Rouge

Eric Lerouge

 

 

GALLERY

 

 

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