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Review: The Aerosmurf

J. Caleb Mozzocco
aerosmurf

The Aerosmurf Written and drawn by Peyo Papercutz, $5.99 The latest volume of Papercutz’s welcome translations and publication of Peyo’s Smurfs comics takes its title from the name of the first story in the 56-page collection, but this one (the sixteenth in the series, already!) is much more of an anthology than some of the [...]

Preview: Benny Breakiron, vol. 2

Brigid Alverson
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The second volume of Benny Breakiron, the other comic by Smurfs creator Peyo, is out next week, and here’s the 411: Madame 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 [...]

Preview: The Aerosmurf

Brigid Alverson
Smurfs 16_Page_1

It’s the heroic story of the conquest of the air—done Smurf style. Flying Smurf talks Handy Smurf into helping him make an airplane, but the magnificent flying machine makes a mess of Smurfette’s garden. She goes off to get a bit of peace and quiet—and is kidnapped by Gargamel, leaving Flying Smurf to be her [...]

Sunday Smurfology: Matt. Murray on the color of Smurfs

Brigid Alverson
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Our weekend preview is something a little different today: Papercutz sent along Smurfologist Matt. Murray’s introduction to The Smurfs Anthology, and it addresses a very interesting question: The color of Smurfs. Specifically, the color of Smurfs in the first Smurf comic, The Purple Smurf, which was published in French as “The Black Smurf.” Why the [...]

Review: The Smurflings

J. Caleb Mozzocco
smurflings

  The Smurflings By Peyo Papercutz   The monotonous blue and white color scheme of the Smurf village gets broken up a bit in this fifteenth installment of Papercutz’s Smurfs reprints, which introduces a quartet of new characters to Smurf village, each of who eschew the white pants and hat ensemble that most Smurfs favor. [...]

Review: The Baby Smurf

J. Caleb Mozzocco
baby smurf cover

The fourteenth volume of Papercutz’s Smurfs collections introduces a brand-new character into the village, a character who the volume is named after: Baby Smurf. And where, exactly, do baby Smurfs come from? Well, a stork delivers this Baby Smurf, on the night of a blue moon, which cartoonist Peyo’s translated narration assures us is when [...]