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All Lucky Luke books are an entertaining read and as I've said previously I fail to understand why they are not more widely available in the UK, and the only answer I can come up with is the fact that LL always has a cigarette hanging out the corner of his mouth and our country's gone PC crazy unlike the continent where these books are readily available. The basis of this book is the treatment of newcomers, the tenderfoot of the title, when they arrived in the west where they are given a hard time either resulting in them merging with the crowd, leaving on the 1st train or more drastically taking a final visit to boot hill. The plot : An English gentleman , Waldo Badminton, inherits a ranch and LL is assigned to protect both him and his inheritance. On arriving the tenderfoot is given the raucous welcome treatment but plays the stiff upper lip to a fault, and handily has picked up boxing and shooting at school. The villainous Jack Ready pulls various stunts to remove Waldo and claim the ranch climaxing in getting Waldo arrested for his apparent murder. LL naturally saves the day by escaping jail and bringing Jack to justice moments before Waldo is hanged : exit cowboy into sunset job done. The humour in this book is in the contrasting lifestyles of an English Lord and a cowboy the ones spring immediatly to mind being foxhunting outfit v a stetson, a duel v a gunfight, and a butler v an indian cook. The artwork from Morris is again very sharp and the detail is excellent. Read & Enjoy
Comic book of cool cowboy Lucky Luke and his encounters with a British gentleman Tenderfoot.