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Spirou & Fantasio

- Wed, 25 May 2016 12:30:11 EST YaPhTZBh No.41992
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Anyone knows where I can get the complete collection
of Spirou and Fantasio?
Rumbling Humboldt - Sun, 29 May 2016 09:47:12 EST 27gNXF3j No.42042 Reply
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one of the most hard to find series, if you want it complete!

Still don't understand why!
The stories (and the detail!) are still astonishing
without beeing convoluted and heavy like Manga.
Edward Didgeback - Mon, 30 May 2016 04:22:19 EST fdsS526C No.42050 Reply
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I imagine English translations can be hard to find

They're pretty widespread over here, and the cartoon was pretty neat as well, never cared too much for the actual comics though. I'm more of a Gaston fan, which is done by one of the Spirou artists and also features Fantasio.
Frederick Tootdale - Mon, 30 May 2016 15:15:32 EST tkm5lfon No.42055 Reply
The Spirou cartoon was okay, the best part was the female fanservice.

The stuff from the whole Spirou franchise I liked most were Petit Spirou, Gaston and Marsupilami. Plenty of those comics around my house as a kid.
Priscilla Sarringcocke - Tue, 31 May 2016 02:34:04 EST 5GTdn+lP No.42057 Reply
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Gaston! Yes, still love the series!

With the most dangerous music-instrument ever invented:
His Gapphophone
Augustus Sambleson - Tue, 31 May 2016 03:03:26 EST tkm5lfon No.42058 Reply
Most of Gaston's inventions were Geneva Convention-ban-worthy, the man was a living hazard zone. Seeing his co-workers dodge that shit was hilarious.
Polly Billingford - Tue, 31 May 2016 05:46:42 EST 0L0HXcTs No.42062 Reply
Guy looks kind of like a tiny scruffy Hitler. Comic looks and sounds pretty cool.
Lumpy Princess - Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:51:36 EST umSi0maG No.42072 Reply
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is it allowed to post DL-Links for Spirou-Comics here?
Fanny Dapperkock - Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:48:55 EST bYkWAec5 No.42076 Reply
Man, why are European artists so good at what they do?
I dont mean other comic artist from different nationalities arnt decent but Europe is a gold mine of truly creative artistic minds
Phineas Ciblingsidge - Thu, 02 Jun 2016 22:13:25 EST 6CIZoQ55 No.42081 Reply
Because they actually have a comics culture and consider it a legitimate artistic medium.
Wesley Chillyleck - Fri, 03 Jun 2016 03:08:44 EST fdsS526C No.42084 Reply
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The standard was a bit higher too, these weren't 10 cent flimsy throwaway magazines you'd buy at a newsstand.
Angus Havingchetch - Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:22:19 EST dJKLUw9z No.42364 Reply
The Euro comic industry has a different history than the American one. Ironically, I think it all starts with an American: Hal Foster. He was the author of the Prince Valiant series, a quasi-historical Fantasy comic that came out in the 30's. Foster was different than other American artists in that he spent about 60 hours working on a single page. And his work is more reminscent of the modern Franco-Belgian style than it is of contemporary American artists. But the real kicker is: Prince Valiant is still being sold in European stores. There's no doubt the work was massively influential. It's said Willy Vandersteen (the author of >>42084) liberally plagiarized Prince Valiant for his own works, which also includes the historical Red Knight (pic related, with new text where the joke is about how the Red Knight looks like he's standing on the dying man's balls in every panel).

WWII also isolated Europe from the American market, basically weaning European audiences off American comics. When the war was over, American comics came back, but they had to start over from scratch. There was a moral panic in much of Western Europe, then, about the violent and sexual nature of American superhero comics. And apparently the French communists also blocked American comics.

Either way, this set the stage for the European tradition to flourish, and I'm glad for it. Though, it bears noting that the Germans never developed a good comic tradition of their own, which probably owes to the Nazis banning comics since the early 30's. Timing is everything.
Hedda Blablinglerk - Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:10:23 EST YfyYEQeG No.42385 Reply
Captain MArvel was also very popular in Britain, thus the many clones when DC sued Fawcett. Captain Miracle, who showed up in Zenith, Marvel Man, who became Miracleman when Marvel sued over Alan Moore's revival...
Jack Hovingshit - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:15:56 EST dJKLUw9z No.42402 Reply
Britain obviously wasn't insulated from the American market by the war, and consequently they're joined at the hip with America as far as comic culture goes.
Ruben Klosure - Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:07:36 EST lMqq0FSj No.42413 Reply
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>thinking the germans didn't develop an own comic-culture

Werner-Comics, Ottifanten, Horrorschocker, Fix & Foxi ...

just to name a few.
Ebenezer Duckham - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:39:31 EST dJKLUw9z No.42420 Reply
A bunch of random cartoons isn't the same as having a solid tradition, IMO.
Walter Chattingfudge - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:05:15 EST wbtRO3ei No.43245 Reply
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He did some pretty dark (yet funny) stuff too
Middlecrates Furniture - Sun, 14 Jul 2019 16:46:13 EST 5FX8w2Ie No.44085 Reply
recently bought all re-releases of Gaston,
but they fucked up the translation somehow.

Why couldn't they just copy the text word by word?
Charles Crizzledere - Wed, 24 Jul 2019 02:52:43 EST v3EKB3Q7 No.44090 Reply
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its not the original translation from Gastons first release.

That leads to some jokes only beeing half-funny.

Will try to post examples when I have the time.
Ebenezer Hozzlewill - Wed, 02 Mar 2022 03:42:42 EST l3DFrKvv No.45379 Reply
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wow, its rare to find Spirou-fans these days. Don't understand why.
The art and the stories are so unbelievably good.

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