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Nov 3rd 2009 at 3:22:22 AM

I chanced upon this fascinating and well-researched thread and urge anyone who's remotely curious about French-Belgian comics to read it. You won't be sorry.

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RawPower Jesus as in Revelations from Barcelona
Jesus as in Revelations
Nov 3rd 2009 at 8:25:37 AM

We need more Franco-Belgian comic references here. It's like the world consists of American Comics and Manga...

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Jhiday NOT holding a Shoe Phone from France
NOT holding a Shoe Phone
Nov 3rd 2009 at 9:16:10 AM

Yep, we need more of these. I created the page for Spirou And Fantasio, but most of my collection covers far less notable series (or series that already have their own pages, like Tintin, Lucky Luke or The Smurfs).

We should at the very least have a page about Jean Michel Charlier (co-founder of Pilote with René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, and probably at least as important as them for French comics). Or at least for some of his major comics work, such as Buck Danny, Barbe Rouge (now mostly known for his cameos in Asterix) or Tanguy And Laverdure.

Liveblogging of EP 8 of Umineko No Naku Koro Ni to start... sometime.
Nov 4th 2009 at 12:22:51 AM

I also agree that we need to add more entries to French Belgian Comic Books. I added half of the existing entries, but there's a lot yet to be mentioned. Note that some graphic artists of the French-Belgian school, such as Gotlib and Frederic Boilet, are referenced in the Creators index. Perhaps they should be cross-indexed.

edited 4th Nov '09 12:24:06 AM by Cao Cao

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Jhiday NOT holding a Shoe Phone from France
NOT holding a Shoe Phone
Nov 4th 2009 at 6:26:22 AM

I've created a first version of the Barbe Rouge page. More are forthcoming.

Liveblogging of EP 8 of Umineko No Naku Koro Ni to start... sometime.
Nov 4th 2009 at 7:05:50 AM

@ Jhiday: Good job. I see that Anke has also added an entry for Sillage.

"The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it." (Oscar Wilde)
Anke from Rhineland, Germany
Nov 4th 2009 at 12:03:27 PM

Yepyep.

I also tried to start an article on Blueberry, but I'm having trouble coming up with a succinct summary. In particular, I'm not sure if the Young Blueberry books should be split off, or how to deal with the whole "subseries" stuff in general.

Nov 5th 2009 at 12:15:18 AM

@ Anke: IMHO you may treat it as part of the series, just as Young Spirou is mentioned alongside the main series of Spirou And Fantasio. Just throw in the fact that it's a Spinoff Babies.

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Nov 5th 2009 at 3:07:41 AM

Okay, I've added entries for Rene Goscinny and Andre Franquin.

"The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it." (Oscar Wilde)
RawPower Jesus as in Revelations from Barcelona
Jesus as in Revelations
Nov 5th 2009 at 12:38:04 PM

Does Lanfeus De Troy exist in English? It's like a low-fantasy Gurren Lagann mixed with Star Wars and Order of The Stick... Bloody Hilarious, and goes between Getting Crap Past the Radar and Refuge in Audacity.

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Nov 5th 2009 at 11:22:50 PM

@ Raw Power: It's referenced at Lanfeust, and it would seem that at least the first two albums have been translated. Not sure about the others.

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Nov 6th 2009 at 1:23:46 AM

I just want to say that I appreciate what you guys in this thread are doing. :) That's all.

Erik

Nov 10th 2009 at 12:02:51 PM

I've added Buck Danny. Anyone else familiar with it?

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Jhiday NOT holding a Shoe Phone from France
NOT holding a Shoe Phone
Nov 10th 2009 at 12:23:59 PM

I am, but my father has taken my albums hostage. I'll try to contribute to it later.

On an unrelated note : we should have a Titeuf page, but I have absolutely no familiarity with it.

Liveblogging of EP 8 of Umineko No Naku Koro Ni to start... sometime.
Apr 5th 2010 at 3:20:32 PM

Hello, I added a page for Achille Talon today and some Troper helped to complete it, thanks to him.

We need a page about Pierre Christin out of Valérian and the awesome work he made with Enki Bilal.

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Oct 1st 2010 at 8:14:02 AM

Where is Le Scorpion?

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Humans inferior. Ultron superior.
Oct 2nd 2010 at 12:08:47 AM

On the subject of Rene Goscinny, although it's not a comic book, how about Le Petit Nicolas? I love these books. They have an unique sense of humor and very interesting characters.

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Esteban009 Bitter Hateful Cynic from Practically Atlantis
Bitter Hateful Cynic
Oct 2nd 2010 at 3:51:04 AM

Lanfeust doesn't get crap past the radar, they're completely obvious about the crap they're pulling. Tits, ass, and more fart-jokes than you can shake five trolls at.

Medinoc Chaotic Greedy from France
Chaotic Greedy
Nov 2nd 2010 at 3:57:30 AM

@Cao Cao: I never owned any album, but a friend of my parents once lended me a pile of 1958 Journal de Spirou magazines, that spanned a full Buck Danny adventure (Top Secret + Mission dans la vallée perdue) and snatches of some others.

edited 2nd Nov '10 3:57:46 AM by Medinoc

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Mar 13th 2011 at 3:03:53 AM

Just started a page for Johan and Peewit. Thinking about a page for Trondheim's Monstrueux.

MidnightRambler Ich bin nicht schuld! 's ist Gottes Plan! from Germania Inferior
Ich bin nicht schuld! 's ist Gottes Plan!
Apr 3rd 2011 at 11:51:54 AM

A page for Luc Orient would be nice, but I don't know the series all too well, so I don't think I could write one. Anyone else?

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Apr 24th 2011 at 5:53:11 AM

Adèle Blanc-Sec, Bécassine, Chick Bill, Green Manor, Seuls, Lone Sloane, Nikopol, Jerry Spring, Michel Vaillant, Clifton, Chlorophylle/Sybilline/Chaminou, les Petits Hommes, Benoît Brisefer, Comanche, Papyrus, Bruno Brazil, les 4 as, Bob Morane, Yakari, les Bidochon, Le Monde d'Edena, Arzach, le Chat du Rabbin, l'Epervier, Chinaman, Gai-Luron, Corinne et Jeannot (MOST PERVERSE COMICS EVER !), le Concombre masqué, Bizu, IR$, Isaac le Pirate, Socrate le demi-chien, Lapinot, Pin-Up, Jessica Blandy, Lou!, les Pieds Nickelés, Natacha, les Passagers du Vent, Ric Hochet...

...and I've still forgotten so many of them ! [lol]

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marruman
May 12th 2011 at 4:58:28 AM

I love Seuls!Here are some more recent BD series: Tamara, Les Nombrils, Le Petit Spirou, Yoko Tsuno, Pierre Tombale, Melusine and Le Marsupilami. Sorry if I repeated any.

May 12th 2011 at 5:53:44 AM

Yoko Tsuno is more a 70's series. The others are not 'classics'...

GoodGuyGreg Silence Is Golden from Berlin
Silence Is Golden
Aug 10th 2011 at 1:49:56 AM

Bob Morane is a classic. So is Diabolik.

Do Blake And Mortimer count as Franco-Belgian?

edited 10th Aug '11 1:50:11 AM by GoodGuyGreg

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