History ComicBook / DieAbrafaxe

20th Jun '16 8:43:08 PM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/AustralianHistory: The two-part Australian series ran from ''Mosaik'' No. 430 to 458.
** The Flinders arc (No. 430 to 446) sees the Abrafaxe joining the crew of ''H.M.S. Investigator'' for Matthew Flinders' circumnavigation of Australia (1801-1803). The Abrafaxe then jump forward in time 44 years for
** The Sinclair's Treasure arc (No. 447 to 458), set in 1848.



* UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}: A spin-off series of shorter gag strips was produced for the newspaper ''Berliner Kurier''. It is a rare example of the Abrafaxe appearing in the present and in the city in which they are produced.



* UsefulNotes/ImperialChina: The Abrafaxe visit Yuan-Dynasty China ca. 1282 in the final third of the Japan-China series, which mostly centres on the lovers Li and Lu.
* UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}: The Abrafaxe have been there twice.
** The first time was during the Japan-China Series (January 1989 to December 1991), set ca. 1280 to 1282 at the time of Kublai Khan's attempted invasion.
** The second time (''Mosaik'' No. 323 to 343) was [[UsefulNotes/MeijiRestoration in the year 1872]]. There they meet the Prussian engineer Heinrich von Himmelgut (on a mission to help build Japanese railways), who falls in love with Toshiko, the daughter of a former samurai.
* LongRunner: The main story of the Abrafaxe has been appearing in monthly instalments in ''Mosaik'' since 1976.



* UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars: Can serve as an illustration of the child-friendly ethos of the serie, which tries to minimise on-panel violence:
** A special graphic novel produced for ''Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig'' about the Battle of Nations (16-19 October 1813) and the ''Völkerschlachtsdenkmal'', the monument built for its centenary, shows the Abrafaxe arriving and leaving on 15 October 1813, i. e. the day before the battle.
** The only arc (so far) set in that era in the regular series, the Matthew Flinders arc (''Mosaik'' No. 430-446) takes place on the coast of Australia on the British exploration ship ''H.M.S. Investigator''; although at the time Britain and France are at war, the meeting with the French exploration vessel ''Le Géographe'' under Nicolas Baudin at Encounter Bay is peaceful (as it was in real life).



* UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance:
** The first two thirds of the Don Ferrando Series (January 1981 to December 1982) were set in Spain and North Africa ca. 1578.
** The Wido Wexelgelt series (''Mosaik'' No. 255 to 282) is set a few weeks later, also in 1578. Here the Abrafaxe and a young German merchant travel to South America in search of El Dorado (still fighting against Don Ferrando's machinations). Later they take a crystal skull to England on Francis Drake's ''Golden Hind''.
** Anna, Bella and Caramella visit Augsburg in the year 1556 and help Philippine Welser to overcome the obstacles to her marriage to Archduke Ferdinand (No. 21-23 of their title).
** The current Abrafaxe arc, beginning with ''Mosaik'' No. 483, is set in Thuringia and Saxony in 1517 to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.



* UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire: Both Abrafaxe teams have visited.
** The female Abrafaxe in 24 B.C., during the reign of Emperor Augustus, where among other things they passed through Carthage (No. 15-17 of their title).
** The male Abrafaxe's much longer Roman arc (''Mosaik'' No. 459 to 482, 2014-2016) is set during the reign of Emperor Trajan. The Abrafaxe have to help bring two Germanic children (the son and the daughter of two chiefs who want to have good relations with Rome) from the Rhine to Rome. Which brought them to Gaul, Carthage (where they found a statue of Bella), Libya, Egypt and finally Rome.
11th May '16 3:00:36 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Templars arc (No. 358-381) is set ca. 1118 and involves the beginnings of TheKnightsTemplar and a search for the treasure of Prester John. It is followed by

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** The Templars arc (No. 358-381) is set ca. 1118 and involves the beginnings of TheKnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar and a search for the treasure of Prester John. It is followed by



A partial list includes [[DichterAndDenker Albertus Magnus]], Alcibiades, Francis Bacon, Nicolas Baudin, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte[[note]] Not in the continuing saga, but in a special issue for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig.[[/note]], UsefulNotes/AnneBonny[[note]] In the 2001 animated film and graphic novel ''Die Abrafaxe: Unter schwarzer Flagge''.[[/note]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungaree Bungaree]], UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, UsefulNotes/SirFrancisDrake, [[Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel Nicolas Flamel]], Matthew Flinders, John Franklin (as a young midshipman), [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Frederick Barbarossa]], Robert Hooke, [[TheKnightsTemplar Hugues de Payns]], [[DichterAndDenker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz]], Ludwig Leichhardt, [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi Louis VI the Fat of France]], UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, Marcus Aurelius, Queen Nefertiti, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat, [[Literature/TheTravelsOfMarcoPolo MarcoPolo]], Ferenc Rákóczi, Creator/{{Socrates}}, [[UsefulNotes/MarieCurie Maria Sklodowska]], Creator/{{Sophocles}}, Tacitus, St. Thomas Aquinas, [[RomanEmpire Trajan]], and [[UsefulNotes/PrussianKings Wilhelm II]][[note]] In the same special issue as Napoleon. [[/note]].

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A partial list includes [[DichterAndDenker Albertus Magnus]], Alcibiades, Francis Bacon, Nicolas Baudin, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte[[note]] Not in the continuing saga, but in a special issue for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig.[[/note]], UsefulNotes/AnneBonny[[note]] In the 2001 animated film and graphic novel ''Die Abrafaxe: Unter schwarzer Flagge''.[[/note]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungaree Bungaree]], UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, UsefulNotes/SirFrancisDrake, [[Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel Nicolas Flamel]], Matthew Flinders, John Franklin (as a young midshipman), [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Frederick Barbarossa]], Robert Hooke, [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Hugues de Payns]], [[DichterAndDenker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz]], Ludwig Leichhardt, [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi Louis VI the Fat of France]], UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, Marcus Aurelius, Queen Nefertiti, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat, [[Literature/TheTravelsOfMarcoPolo MarcoPolo]], Ferenc Rákóczi, Creator/{{Socrates}}, [[UsefulNotes/MarieCurie Maria Sklodowska]], Creator/{{Sophocles}}, Tacitus, St. Thomas Aquinas, [[RomanEmpire Trajan]], and [[UsefulNotes/PrussianKings Wilhelm II]][[note]] In the same special issue as Napoleon. [[/note]].
3rd Mar '16 4:12:27 AM Menshevik
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** This became very noticeable in the spin-off series ''Die Abrafaxe'', where Max is clearly growing from a little girl to a young woman.



** The Baroque series (No. 406-429) sees brainy Brabax as Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz's private secretary in the 1690s while Abrax and Brabax are stuck in the France of Louis XIV.

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** The Baroque series (No. 406-429) sees brainy Brabax as [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz's Leibniz's]] private secretary in the 1690s while Abrax and Brabax are stuck in the France of Louis XIV.
3rd Mar '16 4:09:35 AM Menshevik
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* ActionGirl: Anna. Not that Bella and Caramella are shrinking violets. Also "Max", the Indian girl who accompanied the original Abrafaxe in their short-lived spin-off title ''Die Abrafaxe'', and Marian (daughter of Robin Hood and Maid Marian) in the graphic novel ''Mach's noch einmal, Robin!'' ("Do It One More Time, Robin!"). Also [[spoiler: in the Japan-China Series, the masked rebel leader Black Wind is revealed to be the fair Lu]].

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* ActionGirl: Anna. Not that Bella and Caramella are shrinking violets. Also "Max", Max, the Indian Eurasian girl who accompanied the original Abrafaxe in their short-lived spin-off title ''Die Abrafaxe'', and Marian (daughter of Robin Hood and Maid Marian) in the graphic novel ''Mach's noch einmal, Robin!'' ("Do It One More Time, Robin!"). Also [[spoiler: in the Japan-China Series, the masked rebel leader Black Wind is revealed to be the fair Lu]].


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* AlternateContinuity: While e. g. the adventures of Anna, Bella and Caramella take place in the same universe as the main title (as became obvious when the male Abrafaxe saw a statue erected in Bella's honour in Carthage), the continuity of the spin-off title ''Die Abrafaxe'', which ran for ten issues from 1998 to 2001, is explicitly a different one. Here the Abrafaxe are joined by Max, the daughter of a British archaeologist and an Indian woman, in the year 1959, they fight against the recurring villain Lennox, and the time-jumps are effected not by time-portals, but three electronic bracelets.
3rd Mar '16 3:32:04 AM Menshevik
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** Anna, Bella and Caramella visit Paris in the 1890s, where they become friends with a [[UsefulNotes/MarieCurie young Polish science student]].

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** Anna, Bella and Caramella visit Paris in the 1890s, 1893, where they become friends with a [[UsefulNotes/MarieCurie young Polish science student]].student]] (No. 24-26 of their title).
3rd Mar '16 3:08:28 AM Menshevik
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* AncientGreece: ''Mosaik'' No. 218-233 sees the Abrafaxe in Athens, Delphi and elsewhere on the eve of UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar. In the end they and the former Pythia Sibylla travel to Egypt, where they are sent back in time.

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* AncientGreece: ''Mosaik'' vol. 2 No. 218-233 sees the Abrafaxe in Athens, Delphi and elsewhere on the eve of UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar. In the end they and the former Pythia Sibylla travel to Egypt, where they are sent back in time.



** Anna, Bella and Caramella visit Salzburg in 1237 in No. 18-20 of their title.



** The only arc (so far) set in that era in the regular series, the Matthew Flinders arc (''Mosaik'' No. 430 to 446) takes place on the coast of Australia on the British exploration ship ''H.M.S. Investigator''; although at the time Britain and France are at war, the meeting with the French exploration vessel ''Le Géographe'' under Nicolas Baudin at Encounter Bay is peaceful (as it was in real life).

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** The only arc (so far) set in that era in the regular series, the Matthew Flinders arc (''Mosaik'' No. 430 to 446) 430-446) takes place on the coast of Australia on the British exploration ship ''H.M.S. Investigator''; although at the time Britain and France are at war, the meeting with the French exploration vessel ''Le Géographe'' under Nicolas Baudin at Encounter Bay is peaceful (as it was in real life).



** Anna, Bella and Caramella visit Augsburg in the year 1556 and help Philippine Welser to overcome the obstacles to her marriage to Archduke Ferdinand.

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** Anna, Bella and Caramella visit Augsburg in the year 1556 and help Philippine Welser to overcome the obstacles to her marriage to Archduke Ferdinand.Ferdinand (No. 21-23 of their title).



** The female Abrafaxe in 25 B.C., during the reign of Emperor Augustus, where among other things they passed through Carthage.

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** The female Abrafaxe in 25 24 B.C., during the reign of Emperor Augustus, where among other things they passed through Carthage.Carthage (No. 15-17 of their title).
2nd Mar '16 10:59:57 AM Menshevik
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A partial list includes [[DichterAndDenker Albertus Magnus]], Alcibiades, Francis Bacon, Nicolas Baudin, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte[[note]] Not in the continuing saga, but in a special issue for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig.[[/note]], UsefulNotes/AnneBonny[[note]] In the 2001 animated film and graphic novel ''Die Abrafaxe: Unter schwarzer Flagge''.[[/note]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungaree Bungaree]], UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, UsefulNotes/SirFrancisDrake, Nicolas Flamel, Matthew Flinders, John Franklin (as a young midshipman), [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Frederick Barbarossa]], Robert Hooke, Hugues de Payns, [[DichterAndDenker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz]], Ludwig Leichhardt, [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi Louis VI the Fat of France]], UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, Marcus Aurelius, Queen Nefertiti, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat, [[Literature/TheTravelsOfMarcoPolo MarcoPolo]], Ferenc Rákóczi, Creator/{{Socrates}}, [[UsefulNotes/MarieCurie Maria Sklodowska]], Sophocles, Tacitus, St. Thomas Aquinas, Trajan, and [[UsefulNotes/PrussianKings Wilhelm II]][[note]] In the same special issue as Napoleon. [[/note]].

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A partial list includes [[DichterAndDenker Albertus Magnus]], Alcibiades, Francis Bacon, Nicolas Baudin, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte[[note]] Not in the continuing saga, but in a special issue for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig.[[/note]], UsefulNotes/AnneBonny[[note]] In the 2001 animated film and graphic novel ''Die Abrafaxe: Unter schwarzer Flagge''.[[/note]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungaree Bungaree]], UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, UsefulNotes/SirFrancisDrake, [[Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel Nicolas Flamel, Flamel]], Matthew Flinders, John Franklin (as a young midshipman), [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Frederick Barbarossa]], Robert Hooke, [[TheKnightsTemplar Hugues de Payns, Payns]], [[DichterAndDenker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz]], Ludwig Leichhardt, [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi Louis VI the Fat of France]], UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, Marcus Aurelius, Queen Nefertiti, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat, [[Literature/TheTravelsOfMarcoPolo MarcoPolo]], Ferenc Rákóczi, Creator/{{Socrates}}, [[UsefulNotes/MarieCurie Maria Sklodowska]], Sophocles, Creator/{{Sophocles}}, Tacitus, St. Thomas Aquinas, Trajan, [[RomanEmpire Trajan]], and [[UsefulNotes/PrussianKings Wilhelm II]][[note]] In the same special issue as Napoleon. [[/note]].
2nd Mar '16 10:47:34 AM Menshevik
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A partial list includes [[DichterAndDenker Albertus Magnus]], Alcibiades, Francis Bacon, Nicolas Baudin, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte[[note]] Not in the continuing saga, but in a special issue for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig.[[/note]], UsefulNotes/AnneBonny[[note]] In the 2001 animated film and graphic novel ''Die Abrafaxe: Unter schwarzer Flagge''.[[/note]], UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, UsefulNotes/SirFrancisDrake, Nicolas Flamel, Matthew Flinders, John Franklin (as a young midshipman), [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Frederick Barbarossa]], Robert Hooke, Hugues de Payns, [[DichterAndDenker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz]], Ludwig Leichhardt, [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi Louis VI the Fat of France]], UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, Marcus Aurelius, Queen Nefertiti, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat, [[Literature/TheTravelsOfMarcoPolo MarcoPolo]], Ferenc Rákóczi, Creator/{{Socrates}}, [[UsefulNotes/MarieCurie Maria Sklodowska]], Sophocles, Tacitus, St. Thomas Aquinas, Trajan, and [[UsefulNotes/PrussianKings Wilhelm II]][[note]] In the same special issue as Napoleon. [[/note]].

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A partial list includes [[DichterAndDenker Albertus Magnus]], Alcibiades, Francis Bacon, Nicolas Baudin, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte[[note]] Not in the continuing saga, but in a special issue for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig.[[/note]], UsefulNotes/AnneBonny[[note]] In the 2001 animated film and graphic novel ''Die Abrafaxe: Unter schwarzer Flagge''.[[/note]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungaree Bungaree]], UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, UsefulNotes/SirFrancisDrake, Nicolas Flamel, Matthew Flinders, John Franklin (as a young midshipman), [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Frederick Barbarossa]], Robert Hooke, Hugues de Payns, [[DichterAndDenker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz]], Ludwig Leichhardt, [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi Louis VI the Fat of France]], UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, Marcus Aurelius, Queen Nefertiti, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat, [[Literature/TheTravelsOfMarcoPolo MarcoPolo]], Ferenc Rákóczi, Creator/{{Socrates}}, [[UsefulNotes/MarieCurie Maria Sklodowska]], Sophocles, Tacitus, St. Thomas Aquinas, Trajan, and [[UsefulNotes/PrussianKings Wilhelm II]][[note]] In the same special issue as Napoleon. [[/note]].
2nd Mar '16 10:38:06 AM Menshevik
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* DeadpanSnarker: Tchimbota in the graphic novel ''Congo''.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: A strategy much used by [[DeadpanSnarker Tchimbota]] in the graphic novel ''Congo''. As in this conversation with a "GreatWhiteHunter" [[spoiler: (actually an arms smuggler. Who is unaware that Tchimbota is an undercover agent for the Belgian government)]].

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: A strategy much used by [[DeadpanSnarker Tchimbota]] Tchimbota in the graphic novel ''Congo''. As in this conversation with a "GreatWhiteHunter" [[spoiler: (actually an arms smuggler. Who is unaware that Tchimbota is an undercover agent for the Belgian government)]].



-->'''Corneau:''' ''Colourful glass beads?!'' Pah! Those aren't worth anything...
-->'''Tchimbota:''' '''Not worth anything!?...
-->'''Corneau:''' (goes "oops!")

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-->'''Corneau:''' ''Colourful '''Colourful glass beads?!'' beads?!''' Pah! Those aren't worth anything...
-->'''Tchimbota:''' '''Not worth anything!?...
anything!?...'''
-->'''Corneau:''' (goes (silently goes: "oops!")
2nd Mar '16 10:31:20 AM Menshevik
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* NoodleIncident: A conversation between Abrax and Califax in the graphic novel ''Congo: Die Abrafaxe in Afrika'' reveals that the Abrafaxe worked for French counter-espionage during World War I.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: A strategy much used by [[DeadpanSnarker Tchimbota]] in the graphic novel ''Congo''. As in this conversation with a "GreatWhiteHunter" [[spoiler: (actually an arms smuggler. Who is unaware that Tchimbota is an undercover agent for the Belgian government)]].
-->'''Corneau:''' A whole crate of... surveying instruments simply gone... sunk like a rock... it's beyond comprehension!
-->'''Tchimbota:''' Tchimbota understand you well, Bwana Corneau! Tchimbota cried three days when he lost bag of colourful glass beads white man gave him.
-->'''Corneau:''' ''Colourful glass beads?!'' Pah! Those aren't worth anything...
-->'''Tchimbota:''' '''Not worth anything!?...
-->'''Corneau:''' (goes "oops!")
-->'''Tchimbota:''' Tut... tut... Interesting! Tchimbota definitely must remember that.



* TheRoaringTwenties: The arc from ''Mosaik'' No. 301 to 322 is set in America in 1929. Prohibition-era gangsters abound, Abrax is a G-man and Califax makes a fortune selling hotdogs, but as he invests his profits on the stock market he loses it all on Black Friday.

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* TheRoaringTwenties: TheRoaringTwenties:
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The arc from ''Mosaik'' No. 301 to 322 is set in America in 1929. Prohibition-era gangsters abound, Abrax is a G-man and Califax makes a fortune selling hotdogs, but as he invests his profits on the stock market he loses it all on Black Friday.Friday.
** The graphic novel ''Congo: Die Abrafaxe in Africa'' is set in the jungles of Belgian Congo in 1924.


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* WitchDoctor: Tchimbota in ''Congo'' at first glance appears to be one, but it turns out he served as a medic in the Belgian army during World War I and latinate terms like ''amnesia due to a commotio cerebri'' roll off his tongue easily.
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