Barbed Wire on the Prairie (Lucky Luke)

Des barbelés sur la prairie is a Lucky Luke comic written by Goscinny and illustrated by Morris. It was originally published in French by Dupuis in 1967 with the title-Des barbelés sur la prairie. English editions of this French series - titled Barbed wire on the Prairie have been published by Cinebook Ltd.

Barbed Wire on the Prairie
Cover of the English edition
SeriesLucky Luke
Creative team
Original publication
Published inSpirou magazine
Date of publication1967
Preceded by Ma Dalton
Followed byCalamity Jane


Lucky Luke involves himself in a quarrel between peaceful farmers and unscrupulous (and fattened-up) ranchers led by Cass Casey who indiscriminately drive their cattle right across the farmers' crops in search of new pastures. The only way the farmers can see to stop this continual rampage is to use the titular material to fence off and protect their land: barbed wire. With the assistance of Lucky Luke, both sides eventually come to realize that without greens there can be no meat, and the matter is settled in the usual happy-end manner.


  • Vernon and Annabelle Phelps: Farmers who own land on the prairie.
  • Cass Casey: A rancher.


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