The Smurfs #13

Smurf Soup

The Smurfs #13

MMM-MMM... Not Good! How do you handle a hungry ogre? Would you believe you make him soup? Smurf soup! Well, that's what Papa Smurf decides to do when Bigmouth, a very hungry ogre, invades the Smurf Village. The Smurfs are really in hot water now! Has Papa Smurf taken being a good host way too far and does he really plan to boil four Smurfs? Or does he have a secret plan to save them all? To make matters worse--Gargamel also appears to stir up trouble!

The Smurfs #1

The Purple Smurfs

The Smurfs #1

When a strange fly bites one of the Smurfs, a full-on epidemic develops in the Smurf Village! After being bit, a Smurf turns purple and his vocabulary is reduced to one single word: "gnap!" The purple Smurf runs around the Smurf Village biting other Smurfs on the tail, causing them to turn purple and act crazy too! Soon enough, there are more purple Smurfs than blue Smurfs in the village. It's up to Papa Smurf to find a cure and save the Smurf Village before all of the Smurfs lose their minds for good!

Dance Class #3

African Folk Dance Fever

Dance Class #3

Julie, Lucy, and Alia are best friends who share the same passion: dance! A new year of classes has begun and this year, in addition to their regular ballet and modern dance classes, the three girls are introduced to a new style of dance — African folk! Powered by deep percussion-based music, this style is unlike anything they've ever tried before. While the girls enjoy their new art form, problems at home and in the classroom threaten to cause them to have to stop taking their dance classes. Can the girls balance their studies and their extracurricular activities, or will they have to give up dancing for good?

The Smurfs #12

Smurf versus Smurf

The Smurfs #12

Smurf Wars! There's a disturbance in The Smurf... Two sides of the Smurf Village are strongly divided over the Smurf language. The Southern Smurfs believe the way that they speak smurf is correct, while the Northern Smurfs insist that their way is right. After several failed attempts at peace-making, Papa Smurf sees only one possible solution...he must turn to the dark side... and enlist the help of Gargamel!

The Smurfs Christmas

The Smurfs Christmas

A magical collection of Christmas tales to light up the coldest winter nights, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time. There's no peace on earth when Christmas comes to the Smurfs Village, at least not while Gargamel is lurking about! In this special collection of frosty fun and frolic, before The Smurfs can stuff their stockings and open their presents, they have to deal with dragons, talking snowmen, grumpy bears, a kidnapped Santa Claus, and a reindeer chase through the starry night sky! It's a race to save Christmas in this smurfy Holiday treasure for the whole family.

The Smurfs #16

The Aerosmurf

The Smurfs #16

Flying Smurf has never given up on his dreams of being the first Smurf in the sky, and this time he's enlisted the help of Handy Smurf to make that dream a reality! Unfortunately for everyone else, Flying Smurf and his new flying machine prove to be a disastrous combination, especially to Smurfette's garden. When she steals away for a few moments of peace and quiet, Gargamel snatches her away and sends a ransom note to The Smurfs village. With the whole village in despair, it's up to Flying Smurf to set everything right . . . but Gargamel's evil scheme is only just beginning. It looks like this rescue mission will be one Smurf of a bumpy ride!

The Smurfs #15

The Smurflings

The Smurfs #15

Back off, Booglooboo! Someone's knocking at the door--and they're coming in! Things are crazier than ever in the Smurfs Village, especially when the Smurflings appear! And what about the Smurfette? She's upset that she doesn't have a fellow female Smurf to be her friend. Well, the Smurflings have a plan to fix that, but it involves Gargamel!

Benny Breakiron #3

The Twelve Trials of Benny Breakiron

Benny Breakiron #3

When Monsieur Dussiflard finds a lead on a long-lost ancient treasure, he and Benny Breakiron are off to the desert on the journey of a lifetime! But they're not alone; some shadowy figures from Dussiflard's past are on the trail, as well, and they might make it there first. Will Benny's super powers win the day—or actually get in the way? Benny Breakiron's super-heroic adventures continue in this charming graphic novel series from the creator of The Smurfs!

Benny Breakiron #2

Madame Adolphine

Benny Breakiron #2

Madam Adolphine is a kind, gentle old lady, and a good friend of the super-strong Benny Breakiron. So why is she robbing a bank, banging a man on the head with a mallet, and being thrown in the trunk of a car, with no memory of what happened? It's up to Benny to get to the bottom of it . . . and stop it if he can. Benny Breakiron's super-heroic adventures continue in this charming graphic novel series from the creator of The Smurfs!

European Comics in English Translation

A Descriptive Sourcebook

European Comics in English Translation

European comic authors produced a steady stream of comic material throughout the twentieth century, but gained the world's notice in 1975 when the French magazine Metal Hurlant was founded. A new generation of artists and writers had begun. Soon publishers were producing translations of the new comics into other languages, including English, and comics creators everywhere were inspired to innovation. This is a reference work, arranged by artist or writer, to European comics from the last quarter of the twentieth century that have been translated from any European language into English. It contains a variety of material, from the innocent imperialism of Herge's Tintin to the sadistic murder for hire in Bernet's Torpedo. Albums by a single creator or artist-and-writer team of European origin are the focus; comics in periodicals and anthologies with multiple contributors are excluded. Each entry provides a plot abstract and various notes about the original comic. An author index provides brief biographical information. There is a comprehensive general index.