The Mystery of the Great Pyramid, Volume 1: Manetho's Papyrus
(Le Mystère de la Grande Pyramide, Tome 1) by the Belgian artist Edgar P. Jacobs
was the fourth comic book in the Blake and Mortimer
series, first published in Tintin
from March 23, 1950 to February 21, 1951. It appeared in book format in 1954.
Professor Philip Mortimer is going to Cairo
for a holiday. He soon gets mixed up in a weird business with ancient papyrus, heretic kings, lost treasures, an old nemesis, and the murder of his friend; Captain Blake.
The Mystery of the Great Pyramid, Vol. 1
was first published in English by Les Editions Blake and Mortimer in 1987. In 1990, Comcat Comics
planned to publish it as Secret of the Great Pyramid, Vol 1
, but the company went under before it could come out. It has been published by Cinebook Ltd
in November 2007.