Jun 072015

Following the rundown of French publications from the last few months, let’s see what’s going on in other languages. As you might imagine, it’s a lot, so let’s just get to it! Continue reading »

May 212015

It’s been a while, but let’s get back into it with a rundown of recent and upcoming Spirou publications! Until the last few weeks there wasn’t much to report, but now there’s suddenly enough to fill multiple posts. So let’s start off with French releases: We have news of two upcoming Spirou & Fantasio adventures, several collected editions, and an ever-increasing pile of Franquin-related books, among other things… Continue reading »

Feb 122015

Earlier this week, the official Spirou site posted a page of “deleted scenes” from La Grosse tête (“The Big Head”). Whether these were ever really intended for inclusion or are just offered as a teaser for the album (on sale 20. March), it’s a fun little series of vignettes, and since we missed a scanlation recently, I thought this might make up for it:

'La Grosse tête' bonus/teaser page (ill. Téhem, Makyo, Toldac; (c) Dupuis and the artists; SR scanlation)

Feb 102015

The bad boy of the Spirou universe gets his own album, Spirou’s wartime adventures (in WWII and the present-day) see releases in Scandinavian, Spanish and German, and more… (Updated 11. February) Continue reading »

Dec 042014
Journal de Spirou #3998 cover (ill. Téhem, Makyo & Toldac; (c) Dupuis and the artists)

“Spirou Superstar in The Big Head”

As 2014 draws to an end, it’s hard to keep up with all the Spirou stories coming out! Last week’s issue of the Journal saw the first episode of La Grosse tête (“The Big Head”), the new one-shot by Makyo, Toldac and Téhem. Let’s have a peek… Continue reading »

Sep 022014
Spirou and Marsupilami, homage to Franquin (ill. Yoann; (c) Dupuis and the artist; image from bdzoom)

Spirou and the Marsupilami, homage to Franquin by Yoann (2009).
Image from BDZoom (original).

If you were worried for some reason that there weren’t going to be any more Spirou albums, put that fear aside, as this week brings news of adventures to come both in the near- and long-term future. Continue reading »