Le Moulin Noir -Espionnage
Caution ! There is André Guerber at the wheel of this series…That means 60 issues between 1959 & 1963 on 3 different labels and two differently entitled serie.
#01 to #36 - series “Le Moulin Noir Espionnage”, started [July 1959] at Editions de l’Etoile, ended [February 1962]at Editions du Champ de Mars.
#37 to #60 - series “SS Service Secret” at Editions Baudelaire [March 1962- April 1963].
Guerber politics mean also
stolen borrowed covers, stolen borrowed pen-names, stolen borrowed label signs and probably stolen borrowed novels. Common denominator: to pay the less author rights as possible, ideally not to pay any author rights at all.
The series “Le Moulin Noir Espionnage”’s label sign, as well as the covers, come from spanish publisher Editorial Molino. The series “SS Service Secret”s covers come from the spanish series “Servicio Secreto” from Editorial Bruguera.
The pen-names are also, for a part of them, from those spanish series and, for the rest, french signatures. The cover indications never correspond to the novels they overlay. The novels are often double-signed: false signature on cover, and other signature on the first page (quite as false). What else? The novels themselves? French spionage or crime novels reissues.
Thanks André Guerber. It is really fun to try to get through all those manipulations….
cover art: R. Cortiella, Pablo Ramirez, Antonio Garcia…
publishing director:André Guerber