When Scrooge McDuck met Daimler: Mercedes-Benz in comics
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Actros and “Fintail” models have all made a name for themselves as fictional heroes as well as top performers in real life. Over recent decades, comic-books have offered a fascinating slant on the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand. Indeed, a Mercedes appeared in the first ever “Tintin” book, published in 1929, since when numerous albums and series have inadvertently helped compile an illustrated encyclopedia of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. From exquisite vintage models to dependable taxis, elegant sports cars to prestige sedans, the qualities of the Stuttgart-based manufacturer have been highlighted in a variety of comics. Some the stuff of enthusiasts’ dreams, others an integral feature of everyday life, Mercedes automobiles have become ingrained in the psyche and landscape of both real-life cities such as Brussels and fictional towns like Duckburg.