Spirou Magazine, 75 Years Young Today

spirou3914-01You probably know that this week is the 75th anniversary of Action Comics #1, the anthology comic that featured  the first appearance of Superman by Joe Siegel and Jerry Shuster. But today is also the 75th anniversary of Spirou magazine, the leading French comics anthology that featured work including Spirou, Lucky Luke, the Smurfs and XIII.

The have published a hundred page edition to celebrate (which can be squinted it in full, here).

Intriguingly, Superman was first published in Belgium in Spirou magazine, renamed “Marc, Hercule moderne”. A modern day Hercules called Marc. Even though he had that big S on his shirt.

Also, during Nazi occupation, the magazine suddenly lost access to their Superman strips, and so the story they were printing had to be finished off in an exquisite corpse fashion by newcomer comic creator Jijé, who would later become the teacher of Franquin and Moebius.

[Have a question for the entertainment experts at BC? Use the Ask BC form instead. Have a comics, film, games, or entertainment commentary that's too epic for a comment thread? Use BC Letters to the Editor.]
jerichosweater3

“Making A List” Holiday Sweater Gives Wrestling Fans The Gift Of Jericho… Wear It In, Maaaan

100

The Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List 2016 Countdown – The Final Five

a-d-_after_death_comic

Sony Options Scott Snyder And Jeff Lemire’s A.D. After Death

jj_abrams_revolution_cast_0

HBO And J.J. Abrams To Conquer Worlds Together In New Space Series ‘Glare’

stl030863

Monsters Unleashed Upon The Advance Reorders

War For The Planet Of The Apes Gets A Nice Poster That Gets To The Point

d1

Marvel Dominates DC Comics In November 2016 Marketshare – Normal Service Resumed?

Behold The Official Trailer For Doctor Who 2016 Christmas Special – The Return Of Doctor Mysterio

Jeremy Irons Wants The Apple Of Eden In New Assassin’s Creed Trailer

legends208

And John Barrowman Makes Three – Legends Of Tomorrow Winter Finale