“Clifton in New York” (French: “Clifton à New York”) is the second adventure of the british detective Harold Wilberforce Clifton from 1960, drawn by Belgian artist Macherot. In this story Clifton is asked to investigate the case of a kidnapped actor in New York.
“Asterix and the Golden Sickle” (French: “La Serpe d’Or” = “The Golden Sickle”) is the second volume of the Asterix comic book series. It was first serialized in Pilote magazine in 1960 and is about a trip of Asterix and Obelix to Lutetia to get a new sickle for the druid Getafix.
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“The Flying Smurf” is the first story of the Smurfs that was not published as a mini comic book. It was printed in full size in the anniversary edition of Spirou magazine in 1963, but with twenty pages it is still shorter than later comic books.
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“The Gold Mine of Dick Digger” is Lucky Luke’s second adventure, which was serialized in Spirou magazine in 1947. Morris had developed his cowboy a little further, but the story was still pretty straightforward.
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The Heritage of Bill Money” is the first adventure in the “Spirou” comic series that has a storyline. It appeared in episodes in Spirou magazine between 1938 and 1940, started by artist Robert Velter (Rob-Vel) and finished by Joseph Gillain (Jijé).
The Little People (French original: “Les petits hommes”) are a comic series invented by the Franco-Belgian draftsman and writer Pierre Seron in the 1960s, of which more than 50 albums were originally released (with some spin-offs). It was first published in 1967 in Spirou magazine. In this episode we take a look at the origins and the first adventure of these Little People.
Clifton is a Franco-Belgian comics series in the humorous spy-genre, featuring the exploits of Colonel Sir Harold Wilberforce Clifton. It was created by Raymond Macherot in 1959, and has since passed on to other artists and writers. In his very first adventure, the retired Colonel is looking for a stolen diamond…
Asterix (French: Astérix or Astérix le Gaulois = “Asterix the Gaul”) is a French comic book series about Gaulish warriors, who adventure around the world and fight the Roman Empire, with the aid of a magic potion, during the era of Julius Caesar in an ahistorical telling of the time after the Gallic Wars. In this episode we take a look at the very fist adventure of this unusual warrior.
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The Smurfs (French: Les Schtroumpfs; Dutch: De Smurfen) is a Belgian comic franchise centered on a fictional colony of small, blue, humanoid creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest. The Smurfs was first created and introduced as a series of comic characters by the Belgian comics artist Peyo (the pen name of Pierre Culliford) in 1958, wherein they were known as “Les Schtroumpfs”. In this episode we take a look at the beginnings when the Smurfs were not supposed to play the main role…
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