The Singing Wire (Lucky Luke)

Le Fil qui chante is a Lucky Luke adventure written by Goscinny and illustrated by Morris. It is the forty sixth book in the series and was originally published in French in the year 1977. The story is based on the historical feat of constructing the First Transcontinental Telegraph line connecting the West Coast of the United States and the East Coast of the United States in 1861. The title, "The Singing Wire", refers both to "singing" of wires (caused by vortex shedding), and the transmission of communication (later voice) across electric cables.

Lucky Luke #46
Le Fil qui chante--The Singing Wire'
Cover of the French edition
Date1977
SeriesLucky Luke
PublisherDargaud
Creative team
WritersGoscinny
Morris
ArtistsMorris
Original publication
Date of publication1977
LanguageFrench
Chronology
Preceded byL'Empereur Smith (1976)
Followed byLa Ballade des Dalton, (1978)

The story features cameos of real-life historical figures like Buffalo Bill, James Gamble, Edward Creighton, Hiram Sibley, Brigham Young, Stephen J. Field and Abraham Lincoln.


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