Le Grand Duc
|Lucky Luke #40
Le Grand Duc--The Grand Duke'
Cover of the French edition
|Date of publication||1973|
|Preceded by||Chasseur de primes (1972)|
|Followed by||L'Héritage de Rantanplan, (1973)|
The Russian grand duke Leonid pays a diplomatic visit to the United States, but in order for an important treaty to be completed, he first wants to have a recreational trip through the West, complete with bandits and Indian attacks! Lucky Luke is assigned as a bodyguard to the duke, who is quickly targeted by all sorts of villainous persons - first and foremost a Russian anarchist who tries his best (or worst) to assassinate the grand duke. The story is loosely based on The Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia, who undertook a tour of America in 1870-1871.
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