So, I watched the film and loved it (it’s like the French version of Indian Jones with a dash of the Mummy).
The book of the comic strips was not as good as I had hoped, but I’m chucking it up to the translation and time period. I found that their expressions stayed the same, the men were hard to tell apart at times, and the pacing was a bit off–scattered and hard to follow. The film greatly improved these things.
I was able to Inter-Library Loan the copy. I probably won’t be reading the second volume because meh. But it still gave me thrill to think I was reading something obscure and rare.
Go watch the movie and report back to me!