Unique version: Spirou et Fantasio. L'intégrale three (Dupuis, June, 2007) and Spirou et Fantasio. L'intégrale four (Dupuis, December, 2007)
Nationwide version / Spain: Spirou and Fantasio Integral three. Franquin (1952-54) Dibbuks. November, 2018 and Spirou and Fantasio Integral four. Franquin (1954-56) Dibbuks. April, 2019
Script: André Franquin, Maurice Rosy
Drawing: André Franquin, Will
Colour: Leonardo Vittorio
Format: Cardboard, 208 and 208 pages
Worth: 29'50 €  “I’ve all the time stated that this animal has expertise that may by no means stop to amaze us …”
The gathering devoted to the Spirou and Fantasio collection of the good André Franquin edited by Dibbuks continues with agency tempo and good cruising velocity.
The publishing home revealed the fourth quantity in April and it’s anticipated that in November the fifth quantity will probably be revealed. Thus far we have now the primary eleven albums of the unique assortment in addition to a number of brief tales. We’re in the midst of the stage devoted to the creator of Gaston Elgafe and for the second the whole lot is sweet information. Each for the tales included and for the standard of the version, we’re witnessing an genuine occasion that makes the studying of those volumes a festive and thrilling expertise.
The looks in our market of the third and fourth volumes means getting into absolutely within the basic interval of the gathering, when its writer André Franquin (1924-1997) handled the characters virtually with out assist and placing all their effort and expertise within the firm. In the course of the 1950s, most of the greatest lengthy tales on this collection have been revealed and a number of other of those adventures are included in volumes three and four of this complete assortment.
The tales included in these two volumes are:
Spirou and Fantasio Integral three:
The horn of the rhinoceros (1955)
The dictator and the mushroom (1956)
The masks (1956)
Spirou and Fantasio Integral four:
The lair of the brunette (1957)
The tremendous Fast (1958)
The pirates of silence (1958)
The mine and the gorilla (1959)
Are dates of his first album publication within the Franco-Belgian market.
The writer has established in a strong and identifiable approach the universe the place the protagonists need to stay their vicissitudes. The state of affairs is completely delimited. On the one hand we’ve an enormous capital like Brussels, the place the 2 buddies stay, and on the opposite the small county of Champignac that represents the agricultural world.
The secondary ones are luxurious; the Rely of Champignac, the squirrel Spip, the mayor of the city, seems a brand new competitor for Fantasio as is the journalist Secotine and above all is the Marsupilami that acquires a prominence so accused that in the long run the duo protagonist finally ends up turning into a trio
This little animal from the jungle of Palombia captures all of the scenes and is usually the important thing factor in unraveling probably the most difficult plot. To his superhuman power and his intelligence nothing animal, Franquin provides new virtues that we’ll uncover little by little, historical past after historical past, utilizing the useful resource of suspense masterfully. Besides in The Horn of the Rhinoceros, the Tremendous Fast and The Masks, the Marsupilami seems in all the opposite tales, being an indispensable component for every argument and buying a legendary character standing inside the universe of the Franco-Belgian comics.
Plots of those seven tales have two widespread denominators thriller and journey. The protagonists are concerned in several legal plots that search the illicit and speedy enrichment of their instigators. To stop them from triumphing, Spirou and Fantasio – with the invaluable assist of the Marsupilami – deploy all their expertise and energy, helped by the prodigious formulation devised by the inventor and Rely of Champignac or by the efforts of secondary luxurious like journalist Secotine or a detective with no identify however intelligence and weird braveness.
As within the case of the basic collection of the European comedian The Adventures of Tintin and The Adventures of Asterix, all of the tales of Spirou and Fantasio might be divided into two teams; these which might be situated in Belgium, extra city and with an argument nearer to the thriller or people who happen in unique nations with a extra adventurous plot. Of the primary group are: The masks, The lair of the brunette, The tremendous Fast and The pirates of silence and the second we’ve got: The horn of the rhinoceros – which participates within the two tendencies – The mine and the gorilla and The dictator and the champignon . Every story is exclusive and unrepeatable and regardless of how a lot they’ve been imitated endlessly they’ve the identical recent and thrilling air as once they have been launched.
The primary attraction of those two volumes is the truth that they will benefit from the inventive and narrative expertise of André Franquin in all its splendor.
Though the primary historical past of those albums, The horn of the rhinoceros, may be thought-about because the final of the interval of settlement of the writer, it doesn’t cease having memorable moments just like the very lengthy sequence within the Galerías del Buen Bazar shops or the enjoyable and eventful chase via the previous city of Bab-El-Bled.
Nevertheless, it’s within the quantity El dictator and champiñón the place Franquin shows all his expertise. This album opens with an exquisite sequence of ten pages the place the mixed motion of Rely Inventor and Marsupilami trigger chaos within the quiet village of Champignac. It’s an virtually silent sequence, made with a tremendous show of narrative assets and that permits us to get to know virtually all of the inhabitants of the city and its most emblematic locations. On this similar album highlights the scene of the dictator's speech that expresses in a graphic method what Franquin considered dictatorships and their leaders. The dictator and the champignon is the primary of an extended collection of masterpieces made by the Belgian artist on this collection.
Within the following album titled The Masks – and eighth within the assortment – we discover one other one among these memorable moments that outline this era. Particularly, it’s the sequence that takes place in the midst of a stage of the Tour de France. Right here we will respect the curiosity that André Franquin had for the world of sports activities. In earlier albums he included scenes of boxing or soccer and on this he provides us a tremendous, humorous and thrilling sketch the place Fantasio performs all types of stunts on a bicycle to complete profitable a stage of the Tour in a shocking approach. A prodigy of narrative artwork that has not but been overcome. An irregular album however with flashes of excessive degree. The interpretation of the title of the album – The masks – is an unlucky spoiler that has been maintained in successive editions. Probably the most right factor can be to title it The dangerous face.
The second masterpiece of this diptych is the lair of the brunette, one of the compact and balanced episodes of the collection the place the graphic work is completely linked to the plot however the place the Belgian artist provides us some underwater scenes of indescribable magnificence. The persecution of the thieves with the fantacopter and the invention of the sunken ship are a few of its stellar moments.
Lastly, to not bore you with an countless succession of nice moments, I might additionally like to spotlight the preliminary sequence of The Pirates of Silence; two virtually silent pages the place Franquin performs a tremendous follow-up monitoring to a frantic Marsupilami mysteriously engaged in a loopy race to succeed in an unknown vacation spot. Completely masterful.
The album The Pirates of Silence additionally has the assistance of Maurice Rosy within the script and Will (Malta's Willie) within the backgrounds.
Each within the brief story The Tremendous Fast as within the extra in depth as The horn of the rhinoceros and The pirates of silence, we will take pleasure in one other of the passions of its creator; Automobiles. The deployment of actual and invented automobiles for the event is spectacular and their method of representing them in motion will create faculty.
The version by Dibbuks faithfully follows the one carried out within the earlier decade by Dupuis publishing home. The volumes are hardcover, properly printed and have a superb paper. One in every of its most important points of interest are the introductory articles that include loads of fascinating info, quite a few humorous anecdotes and a really engaging further graphic materials coming, usually, from the editorial magazines. The worth is cheap.
Afterward, in later volumes, we’ll discover different masterpieces corresponding to, for instance, The Prisoner of the 7 Buddhas or the diptych devoted to Zorglub, however in these two books that we now evaluate we will take pleasure in a little bit of the perfect that the Franco-Belgian comedian has produced in his lengthy and fertile profession. The stage of Spirou and Fantasio made by André Franquin is taken into account as a normal of the collection and as one of many highlights of the European comedian. With tales like these anybody who approaches the work for the primary time will perceive the rationale for such a status. The regulars of the collection are glad to have, lastly, an version on the peak of a lot expertise deployed. Let the get together proceed …
Different evaluations devoted to Franquin's complete assortment:
Spirou and Fantasio Integral 01 by Franquin (1946-1950)
Spirou and Fantasio Integral 02 by Franquin (1950-1952)
] Different evaluations devoted to the characters:
Spirou and Fantasio 55. The fury of the marsupilami
Spirou and Fantasio 54. A bellboy in Sniper Alley
Spirou and Fantasio Integral 19 of Tome and Janry (1992-1999)
The leopard lady. An journey of Spirou by …
Unique version: Spirou et Fantasio. L'intégrale three (Dupuis, June, 2007) and Spirou et Fantasio. L'intégrale four (Dupuis, December, 2007) Nationwide version / Spain: Spirou and Fantasio Integral three. Franquin (1952-54) Dibbuks. November, 2018 and Spirou and Fantasio Integral four. Franquin (1954-56) Dibbuks. April, 2019 Script: André Franquin, Maurice Rosy Drawing: André & hellip;
Spirou and Fantasio Integral. Franquin vols. three and four
Spirou and Fantasio Integral. Franquin vols. three and four