Saturday, October 31, 2015

Jerry Spring

Jerry Spring is a Franco-Belgian Western comics series created by the Belgian comics creator Jijé. Originally published in Spirou magazine, the series made its debut on March 4, 1954. It depicts a Jerry Spring cowboy who solves problems in the American West. The scenario will be successively provided by Maurice Rosy, René Goscinny, John Acquaviva, Jacques Lob, Dubois, Philip, Jean Giraud and Festin. After the death of Jijé, the design will be provided by Franz time to a story. 
The series is set in the era of the American Wild West. It depicts Jerry Spring, a cowboy humanist who does not hesitate to side with the most oppressed like the Indians or Blacks. Jerry Spring, the story of the hero. It has a horse red named Ruby and does not hesitate to pay in person to defend the oppressed. Pancho, a Mexican, Jerry Spring meeting from his earliest adventures, will become once his most faithful companion. He loves naps and tequila. The series will influence most of comic western as Blueberry of Jean Giraud, the latter will attend Jijé on the occasion of the album no.11, but Buddy Longway of  Derib and Comanche of Hermann and Greg.


Friday, October 30, 2015

Bluecoats

The Bluecoats (or Francais: Les Tuniques Bleues) is a Belgian series of bandes dessinées (comic books in the Franco-Belgian tradition), first published in Spirou magazine and later collected in albums by Dupuis. Created by artist Louis Salverius and writer Raoul Cauvin, the series was taken up by artist Willy Lambillotte after Salverius' death. It follows two United States cavalrymen through a series of battles and adventures. 
The first album of the series was published in 1970. The series' name, Les Tuniques Bleues, literally "the bluecoats", refers to the Northern (union) army during the American Civil War. One English edition of the comic was published in 2004 as "The Blue Tunics: The Blues in Black and White" by Reney Editions. Since then Publisher Cinebook has started to print the comics in English as "The Bluecoats" releasing Robertson Prison in 2008. It is one of the best-selling series in French-language comics.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sophie

Sophie is a series of Franco-Belgian comics created in 1965 by Jidéhem in no.  1408 of the newspaper Spirou. The scenarios are co-written by Vicq de La Bulle silence to Sophie and Company. It depicts Karamazout Sophie, a girl who fearlessly fight against the bandits who want to steal his father's inventions. In the duration of his series, Sophie has black hair tied with two bows. She is wearing a summer dress, which she wears a hat with a ribbon, a little short, puffed sleeves and red ribbon, white bloomers, white socks, and black shoes. 
The main character of the series is Sophie Karamazout, a kind and mischievous little girl who was created in the laboratory by Mr. Karamazout, with a mixture of sugar, spice and everything nice. His father is an inventor whose creations very interested bandits.
First, character created by Jidéhem to animate the self chronic Spirou, becomes a full-fledged character in the series and will help Sophie and her father with her ​​knowledge of carmechanics. Pipette is an expert on two wheels, also present in the self chronic.
Among the secondary characters, we find Joseph, the butler Karamazout who risks his life with inventions of his boss, Zoe, a smart car that Pipette for owner Ptikochonof, the most fearsome bandits attempting to seize inventions Mr. Karamazout to become rich, and little Bernard, a young boy always unhappy.



Agent 327

Agent 327 is a playful Dutch action/comedy comic series by cartoonist Martin Lodewijk. It has been a regular feature since 1966 onward, with a hiatus between 1983 and 2000. Featuring the eponymous Agent 327 as a James Bond/Maxwell Smart-like Dutch secret agent who fights for "Righteousness and World Peace", his looks are based on the character of Peter Gunn. Often partnered with the junoesque Olga Lawina (an agent of the Swiss Secret Service), his adventures take him around Europe and the rest of the world as he battles numerous villains, both fictional and parodies of real people.
The song "Denk toch altijd met liefd' aan je moeder" by Gerda en Herman Timmerhout is a common feature in the comic, and is often used to hideously torture someone or provide a plot-turning emotional reaction. Agent 327 debuted in 1966 as a feature in Pep magazine #21, written by Martin Lodewijk, illustrated by Jan Kruis, and published by Geïllustreerde Pers. Lodewijk soon took over as writer and artist, and Agent 327 ran in Pep as a weekly 4-8-page feature until 1975, when Pep and the comics magazine Sjors merged into Eppo, published by Oberon. Meanwhile, in 1970 Geïllustreerde Pers published the first Agent 327 album, titled Dossier Stemkwadrater. Further albums followed every few years, continuing under Oberon after Pep's acquisition. Agent 327 was cancelled as a feature in Eppo in 1983, but returned in 2000 as a regular feature. In 2009, Agent 327 returned to Eppo as a regular feature.


Natacha

Natacha is a Franco-Belgian comics series, created by François Walthéry and Gos. Drawn by Walthéry, its stories have been written by several authors including Gos, Peyo, Maurice Tillieux, Raoul Cauvin and Marc Wasterlain. It was first published in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou on February 26, 1970. The series eventually ended serial publication in Spirou, leaving its publisher Dupuis, and began publishing albums only through Marsu Productions in 1989, starting with the album Cauchemirage. 
It tells the adventures of a young sexy flight attendant, and her colleague and on-again off-again boyfriend Walter.



Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Spirou and Fantasio

Spirou et Fantasio (Spirou and Fantasio) is one of the most popular classic Franco-Belgian comics. The series, which has been running since 1938, shares many characteristics with other European humorous adventure comics like The Adventures of Tintin and Asterix. It has been written and drawn by a succession of artists. Drawing: Fournier - Franquin - Janry - Munuera - Nic - Roba - Yoann. Scenario: Cauvin - Fournier - Franquin - GREG - Morvan - Tome - Vehlmann - Yann.
Spirou and Fantasio are the series' main characters, two adventurous journalists who run into fantastic adventures, aided by Spirou's pet squirrel Spip and their inventor friend the Count of Champignac. If he kept his origins a striking red coat bellboy Spirou is an adventurer. Always accompanied by his friend Fantasio and Spip, his favorite squirrel, Spirou fight villains of all kinds around the world. Thus he will fight against the terrible evil scientist Zorglub or pirate John Helena, he will face Italian mafia and Chinese triads in New York or he'll break in Palombia the secret of a mythical animal: the Marsupilami. 



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dick Hérisson

Dick Hérisson is a series of comics drawn and scripted by Didier Savard that features a private investigator, Dick Hérisson, and his friend Jerome Doutendieu journalist. The action takes place in the 1930s in France and especially in Arles and Provence.
The name Dick Hérisson is a tribute to Harry Dickson, the hero of Jean Ray. This is not the only tribute, Detective capita rue Jean Ray in Paris. Investigations are tinted fantastic as are the news of Jean Ray.
The drawings are part of a clear line elegant. Discreet homages to other authors like Hergé (we see effigies of Tintin and the Duponts, one of the characters is named Atom Karaboudjan) abound throughout the pages.


Jo, Zette and Jocko

The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko is a Franco-Belgian comics series created by Hergé, the writer-artist best known for The Adventures of Tintin. The heroes of the series are two young children, brother and sister Jo and Zette Legrand and their pet chimpanzee Jocko.
Jo, Zette and Jocko appear on the rear covers of some The Adventures of Tintin comic books, but never appear in the stories. A few Jo, Zette and Jocko comics allude to characters or events in The Adventures of Tintin.
The Valley of the Cobras was the first Jo, Zette and Jocko adventure to be translated and published in English in 1986. Mr Pump’s Legacy and Destination New York followed in 1987. The ‘Manitoba’ No Reply and The Eruption of Karamako remained unpublished (possibly due to Hergé’s unsympathetic depiction of the primitive natives of the island of Karamako, similar to Tintin in the Congo) until 1994 when they were published together in a single limited-edition double volume titled The Secret Ray.



Jhen

Jhen is a series of comic history of Jean Pleyers (drawings) and Jacques Martin (screenplay), established in Le Journal de Tintin entitled Xan in 1978 and published in the album Le Lombard (Xan) and Casterman (Jhen) in 1984 . From 2008, the scenario is taken Hughes Payen, while Thierry Cayman alternates with Pleyers for drawing. During his appearance in Tintin, the character named Xan Larc. Following the change of editor Jacques Martin, the series could not be prosecuted under the title Xan. Indeed, if the character belongs to its creator, the copyright of the series was held by Le Lombard. Martin has renamed Jhen. 
The hero, Jhen Roque, is a young master sculptor (and painter) which travels the roads of France at the end of the Hundred Years War; Volume 1 also begins with a failed attempt to save Joan of Arc. It crosses the path of Gilles de Rais, which will be the only friend he can not help but sink into madness, and other historical figures: King Charles VII, cynical but skilful politician, and dolphin Louis who really takes after his father.



Lefranc

Lefranc, formerly The Adventures of Lefranc (1954-1961) or Guy Lefranc (1977-1982), is a character of Franco-Belgian comics and a series of comic adventure Franco-Belgian created by Jacques Martin.
The series features the hero, the journalist - see Guy Lefranc in 1952. The first adventure The Great Menace sold over a million and a half copies until 2002, 2 - appeared in Tintin in Belgium on 21 May 1952 and in France the 3 July 1952 establishing the main characters of the series: the journalist Guy Lefranc, his protégé the young Jeanjean (in a relationship reminiscent linking Alix and Enak), the Commissioner Renard, and the eternal villain of the series, the mysterious Axel Borg.
The author only provides the realization of two albums: Hurricane The Fire and The Mystery Borg, who are among the best in the series, before devoting himself only to the scenario and leave the designs to Bob de Moor. He then says the designer Gilles Chaillet following nine albums.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Biggles

James Bigglesworth, nicknamed "Biggles", is a fictional pilot and adventurer, the title character and main hero of the Biggles series of youth-oriented adventure books written by W. E. Johns (1893–1968). Biggles first appeared in the story "The White Fokker", published in the first issue of Popular Flying magazine, in 1932. The first collection of Biggles stories, The Camels Are Coming, was published that same year. The series was continued until the author's death in 1968, eventually spanning nearly a hundred volumes – including novels and short story collections – most, but not all, of the latter with a common setting and time frame. Drawing by Francis R. Bergese.
There have been many different versions of Biggles comics published in different countries in Europe, including Great Britain, France and Sweden. The first "annual" appeared in 1980. Some albums were released in 1990 featuring the Biggles team. The titles are separate from the books though they cover the same war or after war investigation operations of Biggles.
In India, Euro Books published 14 titles of the Biggles Series along with compilations of the same in 2007.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Little Spirou

Le Petit Spirou (Little Spirou) is a popular Belgian comic strip created by Tome and Janry in 1987. The series developed from La jeunesse de Spirou (1987), a Spirou et Fantasio album in which Tome and Janry (at the time the authors of the series) set to imagine Spirou's youth. It was developed into a spin-off series shortly afterwards and the authors have focused on it ever since the controversy created after their final Spirou et Fantasio album, Machine qui rêve (1998). New albums are among the bestselling French-language comics, with 330,000 copies for the latest one.
In addition to continuing to develop the character in the spirit of previous Spirou et Fantasio author Franquin, in this series Tome and Janry paid homage to Franquin's manner of animating the gag's signature.
This series details the antics of the character as an elementary schoolboy. A lot of the gags center around the character's interest in the opposite sex, most notably he and his pals coming up with ways of spying on the girls' showers and dressing room. Other topics concern religion and the contradictions and absurdities of the adult world. It is generally acknowledged that, psychologically speaking, the character in Le Petit Spirou has little in common with the clean-cut adult he will become.



Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cliff Burton

An adventure of Cliff Burton, or Cliff Burton, is a series of French comic created and scripted by Rodolphe and designed by Frederik Garcia before being replaced by Michel Durand in 1989. Bernard Pivot present on 30 November 1984, on his shelf famous show Apostrophes, broadcast on Antenne 2, the first volume of the series of Rudolph and Frederik Garcia shooting in animation stand. In 1989, Michel Durand succeeds Frederik Garcia.
Cliff Burton is a kind of Sherlock Holmes crazy who discovers a corpse on its way. 


Benny Breakiron

Benoît Brisefer (French for "Benny Breakiron", Dutch: Steven Sterk) is a Belgian comic strip created in 1960 by Peyo (best known for the Smurfs) about a little boy whose peaceful, innocent appearance, charm and good manners covers his possession of superhuman strength similar to that of Asterix. Since Peyo's death it has been continued by other artists and writers. Parts of the series have been published in a number of languages around the world. Benoît Brisefer first appeared in issue 1183 of Spirou magazine in mid-December 1960. His adventures were regularly published in both the magazine and in book form. As well as Peyo himself, other contributors to the series included leading figures in the Belgian comics industry, such as Will, Jean Roba (who drew some of the covers when the series was published in Spirou), Gos, Yvan Delporte, François Walthéry and Albert Blesteau, many of whom were part of Peyo's studio.
It initially lasted till 1978 when the success of the Smurfs prevented Peyo from working on his other series. Since his death in 1992, it has been restarted by his son Thierry Culliford and artist Pascal Garray. Peyo's signature still appears on the pages drawn by Garray. In 1967, the British comic Giggle published Benoît's first adventure, giving him the name Tammy Tuff. Other English-language publications have used the name Steven Strong and Benny Breakiron.


Marc Dacier

Marc Dacier is a series of Franco-Belgian comics of Eddy Paape drawing and Jean-Michel Charlier to the scenario created in no. 1059 of the newspaper Spirou. It depicts Marc Dacier, a young Refer fiction. The series tells the adventures of Marc Dacier, a reporter in charge of various facts Carillonneur of Papayoux-the-ditch, then after a bet where he must go around the world in four months without paying a penny, he became a senior reporter at the newspaper "The lightning" and will experience various adventures around the world. 
The main character of the series is Marc Dacier a reporter, first for heading various facts of the newspaper Carillonneur of Papayoux-the-trenches and reporter for the newspaper "The lightning" which allows him to travel the world. Another recurring character, the director of the newspaper "The lightning", a man not easy.



Friday, October 23, 2015

Boule et Bill

Boule et Bill (known in English as Billy & Buddy) is a popular comic, created in 1959 by the Belgian writer-artist Jean Roba in collaboration with Maurice Rosy. In 2003 the artistic responsibility of the series was passed on to Roba's former assistant Laurent Verron. The stories center on a typical family: a man and his wife, their young son Boule and Bill the cocker spaniel.
Boule et Bill relates the homely adventures of seven-year-old boy Boule and his dog Bill, a Cocker Spaniel, as well as that of Boule's mother and father and Caroline the turtle. Bill, while slightly anthropomorphized, basically acts as a normal dog, and the whole series places comical adventures in the realistic setting of a normal family in a normal town, with normal lives. Most of the gags happen in or around the house, but also include an almost yearly holiday setting with the family travelling away from home, usually at the beach.


421

421 is a series of comic Belgian created by Stephen Desberg (screenplay) and Eric Maltaite (drawing) in 1980 in Spirou. It was completed in 1992. 421 is a series of espionage Belgium where there are the classic ingredients of the genre: action, high technology, femmes fatales, famous battles between secret services like the KGB, the CIA or the MI6 (the bulk of the series was carried out before the end of the Cold War). The influence of the world of James Bond is clear and accepted.
Jimmy Plant is a secret agent working for the British government. He must fight alongside gorgeous creatures against spies, criminals and other riffraff, on all continents and even in time.
The intrigues are centered around the missions of the eponymous hero, a member of the secret service British. Humorous significantly in the first volumes, the series has evolved into a tone more and more realistic over the tomes.