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Grey Gargoyle

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Superman's Pal

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Subj: Re: Belgian comics for Reverend Meteor
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 at 11:06:38 am CDT (Viewed 478 times)
Reply Subj: Belgian comics for Reverend Meteor
Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 at 01:34:51 pm CDT (Viewed 630 times)

    I guess I haven't been to the Indie board for a while, because I just saw your post but it's too old to reply to.

    I'm glad you found Asterix, my school library had these when I was in middle or high school, at least a dozen volumes, all great stuff. They actually made a live action movie a few years ago with Gerard Depardieu that I haven't seen.

There are even four movies (^_^)
Obélix is played by Depardieu in the four movies.
On the contrary, Astérix is played by different actors : Christian Clavier in Astérix 1 & 2, Clovis Cornillac in Astérix 3, Edouard Baer in Astérix 4.

    I was going to mentions some others that I thought were French but it turns out they were all Belgian. Tintin is the first, my school also had these and I liked them. Old time adventure and treasure hunting. Spielberg made a CGI feature film a couple of years ago, it was pretty good. Tintin is a young adventurer who pals around with a salty sea captain and runs into foreign agents, jungle tribes, etc.

Yes, it is called the "Franco-Belgian school of graphic novels" because the editors are French (for example, Dargaud) or Belgian (for example, Dupuis).

Still, a lot of the pencillers are actually Belgian (such as Hergé & Franquin, two of the most famous ones in French-speaking countries).