In March, Spirou Reporter reposted some samples from an abandoned attempt to make a version of Spirou as an American-style superhero comic, written by Kid Toussaint (Magic 7) and illustrated by a variety of different artists. One of those artists was José María Beroy (Versus, Deadman), who worked with Toussaint on À l’ombre du convoi and did the Fantasio design in the first batch. Beroy responded by posting more samples to his own blog, including more character designs (check out his version of Itoh Kata!) as well as four unlettered comic pages.
Beroy writes (the bracketed part is obscure to me, and the translation is merely a guess):
Here I’m sharing some images from an adventure where I threw my hat in the ring, as they say. One of those projects that doesn’t end up going anywhere, but where it was nice to take part. It was about reinventing Spirou in the style of superheroes, which [[it had a certain compatibility with]]. The script was by Kid Toussaint, and there was a good bunch of illustrators working on the project. There’s a bit more explanation on this page.
I gave my version of the characters and a proposal for the style. Here it is. After much back and forth – usual in the publishing world – the project did not go ahead.