Lucky Luke (1977)
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Publisher: Ehapa Verlag
Publication Date: June 1977 - Ongoing
Lucky Luke (1977) #15 continues from Zack Album (1973) #14
German edition of the French series.
Volumes 15-62 and 64 were published by Delta, a joint venture between Ehapa and Dargaud.
In the 70ties and early 80ties 14 volumes (starting with the French volume 10) were published by Koralle in various Zack publications (such as "Zack Album").
When Ehapa aquired the license, they started/continued with volume 15, because the rights of those 14 volumes were still held by Koralle who ceased operations in 1981 (the official reason given was "to not confuse the readers"). As the series went on those first 14 volumes were incorporated into the continuing numbering of the series (to this day there are no volumes 1-14).
Over the years the series spawned several spin-offs:
Lucky Luke Classics (1990-1995)
Reprints of the first 9 French volumes for the first time. Several years ago the publisher started to incorporate them into the main series as well.
Reprints of 10 volumes of the French series (incomplete)
Lucky Kid (1995)
This series told adventures of Lucky Luke as a kid (hence the name). Only 1 of the 2 French albums was published. The second one was published within the main series and volume 1 was eventually incorporated into it as well.
Rantanplan Strip (2006-2007)
4-volume series reprinting the French "Bêtisier" volumes.
Number of issues cataloged: 114