History ComicBook / SpirouAndFantasio

23rd Feb '18 7:44:43 AM C105
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* CoatCape: Zorglub likes this style.

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* CoatCape: Zorglub likes this style. Until Spip decides to chew on the fur-lined leather coat he wore out that way, that is.


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* PowerPerversionPotential: Fantasio uses the Count's own version of the Zorglonde to get some kisses (on the forehead) from a cute air hostess, to the bafflement of Spirou and the Count, and the envy of Spip.
22nd Feb '18 1:29:14 AM sveand1981
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A LiveActionAdaptation was scheduled for release in early 2017, but seems to have landed on TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment.

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A LiveActionAdaptation was LiveActionAdaptation, originally scheduled for release in early 2017, but seems to have landed on TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment.was released in February 2018.
10th Feb '18 5:53:17 AM Belphegor
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* BittersweetEnding: In ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'' Spirou is saved from [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi guards]] by a Jewish girl. A few short years later, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII has ended and he decides to ask her out. However, he learns that [[FinalSolution guards had put her on a train and nobody knows where she is or why they took her.]] [[spoiler:She is revealed to have survived some books later, but not before Spirou turned to alcoholism for a while because of this]]
* BlackLikeMe: Played anviliciously straight in ''Le Rayon noir'', when Spirou is turned black by some of the count's phlebotinium (in the album, in addition to darkening his skin and hair, it turns the latter curly and makes his lips thicker; the animated version only keeps the palette swap). Though pretty hilariously, after half of the town's been turned black and back, people comments how the milkman is ''still'' black. His answer: "But I've always been!"

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* BittersweetEnding: In ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'' Spirou is saved from [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi guards]] by a Jewish girl. A few short years later, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII has ended and he decides to ask her out. However, he learns that [[FinalSolution guards had put her on a train and nobody knows where she is or why they took her.]] [[spoiler:She is revealed to have survived some books later, but not before Spirou turned to alcoholism for a while because of this]]
this.]]
* BlackLikeMe: Played anviliciously straight in ''Le Rayon noir'', when Spirou is turned black by some of the count's phlebotinium (in the album, in addition to darkening his skin and hair, it turns the latter curly and makes his lips thicker; the animated version only keeps the palette swap). Though pretty hilariously, after half of the town's been turned black and back, people comments comment how the milkman is ''still'' black. His answer: "But I've always been!"



* BreakoutCharacter: Franchise/{{Marsupilami}} later became a lead characters of his own series.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Franchise/{{Marsupilami}} later became a lead characters of had his own comic book and cartoon series.



* BrickJoke: Spip's being gagged in ''Spirou à Moscou''

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* BrickJoke: Spip's Spip being gagged in ''Spirou à Moscou''



** Also Vito Cortizone, who has literally been cursed by bad luck.

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** Also Vito Cortizone, who has literally been cursed by with bad luck.
29th Jan '18 5:12:28 AM C105
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** Noemie in the Fournier books. A pre-war car belonging to the Count (but far classier than what he drove in his first appearance) that has been modified to run on sugar thanks to a special mushroom, allowing it to reach comfortable speeds with a single lump.


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* PunnyName: Frequently the case in the Franquin and Fournier books, sometimes with along with a BilingualBonus.


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** In ''Tora-Torapa'', ComicBook/{{Natacha}} and ComicBook/BenoitBrisefer can be glimpsed in an airport.
29th Jan '18 4:56:37 AM C105
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* AuthorTract: whenever currents events are alluded to, but especially ''L'Ankou'', an {{Anvilicious}} attack against civilian nuclear power production "defiling" the folklorish lands of Brittany.

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* AuthorTract: whenever Whenever currents events are alluded to, but especially ''L'Ankou'', an {{Anvilicious}} attack against civilian nuclear power production "defiling" the folklorish lands of Brittany.Brittany.
** Most of Fournier's run had a strong ecological vibe.


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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In ''Les Petits Formats'', a photograph lives Coutufon street, which could be translated as [[{{Spoonerism}} MuckingForon]] street
** The titular Zorkons in ''Alerte aux Zorkons'' have evolved to lack a brain stem to resist the Zorg Ray. Fantasio instantly concludes that Zorg-kon is a fitting name for them ("con", meaning "moron", is a moderately strong swearword that is otherwise censored in the Spirou comics).


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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: A lot of this in the Fournier series, especially with the magician Itoh Kata. Some of what he does can be explained by sleight of hand (although at an ImpossibleThief level), but later on this can only be described as magical, such as when his hat is revealed to be a functional HammerSpace containing doves, rabbits, and everything else he puts there. In ''L'Ankou'', he can actually make things disappear or teleport without explanation.


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*** Bretzelburg as a whole is very reminiscent of either Eastern Germany and occupied France or Belgium during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
26th Jan '18 7:17:50 AM CorahsUncle
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* In the 80s, publisher Dupuis found Fournier too slow and started looking into other creative teams, with three of them working at the same time. Nicolas Broca & Raoul Cauvin's contribution (three albums) were quickly abandoned], as well as Yves Chaland's retro take, in favor of Philippe "Tome" Vandevelde & Jean-Richard "Janry" Geurts. They reached a commercial and critical success by updating Franquin's tradition, often with a slightly DarkerAndEdgier mood. They also launched the [[SpinoffBabies spin-off series]] ''ComicBook/LePetitSpirou'' (about Spirou's youth), which took a lot of their time: after a failed "realistic" relaunch, they left the main series.

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* In the 80s, 1980s, publisher Dupuis found Fournier too slow and started looking into other creative teams, with three of them working at the same time. Nicolas Broca & Raoul Cauvin's contribution (three albums) were quickly abandoned], as well as Yves Chaland's retro take, in favor of Philippe "Tome" Vandevelde & Jean-Richard "Janry" Geurts. They reached a commercial and critical success by updating Franquin's tradition, often with a slightly DarkerAndEdgier mood. They also launched the [[SpinoffBabies spin-off series]] ''ComicBook/LePetitSpirou'' (about Spirou's youth), which took a lot of their time: after a failed "realistic" relaunch, they left the main series.



The magazine this series was created for, now titled ''Magazine/{{Spirou}}'', is [[PrintLongRunners still being published nowadays]]. It is now a [[AnthologyComic weekly anthology]] of various comedy series, as well as serializing various adventure series of Dupuis's catalogue. Throughout the '90s and 2000s, its eponymous series barely appeared in it (due to frequent ScheduleSlip), though ''ComicBook/LePetitSpirou'' remained a regular presence. This changed with the one-shots, which have been published at thrice the rhythm of the main series so far.

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The magazine for which this series was created for, created, now titled ''Magazine/{{Spirou}}'', is [[PrintLongRunners still being published nowadays]]. It is now a [[AnthologyComic weekly anthology]] of various comedy series, as well as serializing various adventure series of Dupuis's catalogue. Throughout the '90s and 2000s, its eponymous series barely appeared in it (due to frequent ScheduleSlip), though ''ComicBook/LePetitSpirou'' remained a regular presence. This changed with the one-shots, which have been published at thrice the rhythm of the main series so far.



A LiveActionAdaptation is scheduled for release in early 2017.

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A LiveActionAdaptation is was scheduled for release in early 2017.
2017, but seems to have landed on TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment.



* CensorBox: In ''Le gri-gri du Nikolo-Koba'', the diamond of Koli can make people disappear (they come back when it is placed in its special sheath), but it doesn't affect clothes. When a male villain is returned, the frame includes a narrator box with a pointless line (which reads "this is a white square"), conveniently waist-height. This may be an allusion to the ''carré blanc'' that was used for thirty years on French TV to signal programs that may feature content inappropriate for children.

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* CensorBox: In ''Le gri-gri du Nikolo-Koba'', the diamond of Koli can make people disappear (they come back when it is placed in its special sheath), but it [[InvisibleStreaker doesn't affect clothes.clothes]]. When a male villain is returned, the frame includes a narrator box with a pointless line (which reads "this is a white square"), conveniently waist-height. This may be an allusion to the ''carré blanc'' that was used for thirty 30 years on French TV to signal programs that may feature content inappropriate for children.
26th Jan '18 7:01:32 AM C105
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* ComboPlatterPowers: The Marsupilami is an extremely versatile animal. He is not only quite clever (while still having a somewhat normal animal intelligence), extremely strong and with a perfectly prehensile 7 metres-long (25 feet) tail, but he is also revealed over the course of the series to be amphibious, able to home on Spirou and Fantasio across a whole country, capable of speech like a parrot, able to burrow underground, immune to the Zorg-Ray... And its [[ComicBook/{{Marsupilami}} spin-off]] turns this UpToEleven.
24th Jan '18 4:46:13 AM C105
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* LatexPerfection: Used in the story [[spoiler:''La mauvaise tête'']] to frame Fantasio. While the mask is good enough to fool people watching him on TV or from afar, it always keeps the same, smiling expression, and the guy under the mask was specifically chosen to for his similar frame. He also never meets a close relative of Fantasio's while masked.

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* LatexPerfection: Used Played with in the story [[spoiler:''La mauvaise tête'']] to frame Fantasio. While the mask is good enough to fool people watching him on TV or from afar, it always keeps the same, smiling expression, and the guy under the mask was specifically chosen to for his similar frame. He also never meets a close relative of Fantasio's while masked.



** The Marsupilami usually behaves like an extremely clever animal: he occasionally misunderstands the humans, has no thought bubbles and particularly enjoys eating, sleeping and playing. However, in the PoorlyDisguisedPilot ''Le Nid de Marsupilamis'' (Marsupilamis' nest), focusing on a family of Marsupilamis living in the jungle, their courtship behaviour is particularly human-like, especially where the female Marsupilami is concerned.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The Marsupilami regularly displays new abilities that end up being helpful to the heroes (being amphibious, capable of finding Spirou and Fantasio across a country, being immune to the Zorg-Ray, ...), but just as regularly the source of gags. Lampshaded by Spirou or Fantasio, who regularly note that he is full of surprises.

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** The Marsupilami usually behaves like an extremely clever animal: he occasionally frequently misunderstands the humans, has no thought bubbles and particularly enjoys eating, sleeping and playing. However, in the PoorlyDisguisedPilot ''Le Nid de Marsupilamis'' (Marsupilamis' nest), focusing on a family of Marsupilamis living in the jungle, their courtship behaviour is particularly human-like, especially where the female Marsupilami is concerned.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The Marsupilami regularly displays new abilities that end up being helpful to the heroes (being amphibious, capable of finding Spirou and Fantasio across a country, burrowing, being immune to the Zorg-Ray, ...), but just as regularly the source of gags. Lampshaded by Spirou or Fantasio, who regularly note that he is full of surprises.


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* ProfessorGuineaPig: The Count tests his intelligence enhancing SuperSerum on himself, after some experiments on a chicken. Ditto for his cold resistance drug.


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* SpoilerCover: Although subtle, the cover of ''L'ombre du Z'' contains a big clue as to who the BigBad really is: the shadow behind Zorglub is shaped like [[spoiler:Zantafio's emblem when he was ruling Palumbia]].
23rd Jan '18 5:29:16 AM C105
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* CallBack: Plenty of those during the Tome & Janry run, mostly to the Franquin era.



* RapidAging: The X3 serum from the Count of Champignac ages the subject from 70 years in an hour. Thankfully, the only creature to whom this was fatal was a cow.



* SuperSerum: One of the Count's first inventions is the "X1", a serum that when injected grants superhuman strength for a time.

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* SuperSerum: A lot of these, all courtesy of the Count, and always extracted from some mushroom:
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One of the Count's his first inventions is the "X1", a serum that when injected grants superhuman strength for a time.time.
** A further one is the "X4", which incredibly enhances intelligence. The Count uses it on himself to invent a revolutionary diving equipment and submarine in the space of a few hours, while having no knowledge of the subject beforehand.
** Another of his inventions allows to become immune to cold.
23rd Jan '18 5:05:29 AM C105
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* EvilDetectingDog: The Marsupilami usually gets suspicious of bad guys even before they are known as such.

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* EvilDetectingDog: The Marsupilami usually gets suspicious of bad guys even before they are known as such. This usually means he seems to attack a random stranger without provocation.


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* NearlyNormalAnimal: Spip and the Marsupilami, on different levels.
** Spip's intelligence varies a lot DependingOnTheWriter. At his most clever, he's shown to be of nearly human intelligence with ThoughtBubbleSpeech and perfectly understands human speech, but he still loves to eat nuts and climb on trees. Other writers have depicted him as behaving like a realistic squirrel.
** The Marsupilami usually behaves like an extremely clever animal: he occasionally misunderstands the humans, has no thought bubbles and particularly enjoys eating, sleeping and playing. However, in the PoorlyDisguisedPilot ''Le Nid de Marsupilamis'' (Marsupilamis' nest), focusing on a family of Marsupilamis living in the jungle, their courtship behaviour is particularly human-like, especially where the female Marsupilami is concerned.
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