Joe Bar Team
is a French comic concerning the lives and times of the eponymous Parisian biker gang.
Joe Bar Team provides examples of the following tropes:
- All Bikers Are Hell's Angels: Subverted; the Joes are pretty average joes, who happen to enjoy riding motorbikes. Very fast. Some actual Hell's Angels show up when a Joe insults Harley Davidsons.
- Badass Biker: Subverted, again, due to the Joes' complete averageness. Any fight will usually end with at least one Joe in bandages.
- The Bartender: Joe, owner and proprietor of Joe Bar.
- Dream Sequence: Many.
- Explosive Overclocking by way of Tim Taylor Technology: Nitroglycerinemethanol. Gives immense power to any engine, but is extremely unstable and has been known to scatter pistons across the countryside.
- Grease Monkey: All the Joes are shown to do their own repairs to some extent, but Jean-Raoul acts as the team mechanic, as well as owning and running a repair shop.
- Hate Dumb: In-universe: Many rants concerning the crappy quality of Harley-Davidson bikes, as well as the abundance of crap HD merchandise.
- Identical Grandson: Edouard's nephew.
- Local Hangout: Again, Joe Bar.
- Police Are Useless: The police are recurring antagonists, wanting to get their hands on the Joes for a large number of motor violations, mostly speeding. Occasionally, they succeed.
- Punny Name: Everyone except Joe. A "jobard" is, basically, an idiot. Guess what "Joe Bar" sounds like in French.
- Readings Blew Up the Scale: Poor, poor police scanners...
- One particularly hilarious instance had one of the team insist that the reading was wrong: he was going much faster than what the scanner said.