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November 29, 2003 2:16 PM   Subscribe

Sure, you all know Barberella from the campy 60's cult film, and our own vacapinta turned us on to the classic French anti-hero, Fantomas. Yet there are even more sleazy, Eurotrash cartoon characters to adore at Cool French Comics: the diabolical Satanik, the [ahem] big-top avenger Felina, and in a shocking twist, my childhood idol TinTin going main a la main with the Dark Knight.
posted by MrBaliHai (11 comments total)
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posted by MrBaliHai at 2:18 PM on November 29, 2003

Tintin rocks.
posted by JanetLand at 2:33 PM on November 29, 2003

Well after looking at Felina at least we know where Joel Shumacher got the idea for Bat-nipples...
posted by PenDevil at 2:59 PM on November 29, 2003

...and DC got the idea for the latest
Catwoman incarnation...
posted by austinspace at 5:21 PM on November 29, 2003

Excellent! I just spent a while there.Bibi Fricotin is from the 1920's!

This site also led me to the great European Comics on the Web Here's two interesting finds from that site:

Colometers, a crime-fighting leprauchan detective

Alan moore's dr. quinch
posted by vacapinta at 10:00 PM on November 29, 2003

these look great--by Paul d'Ivoi. (this post reminds me of the Comic Strip Museum in Brussels--I went a few weeks ago.
It was hard bec. i can't read french, but I was able to more fully focus on the actual art of them. I also picked up some 60s issues of Tintin magazine at a flea market--they're incredible.

posted by amberglow at 10:16 PM on November 29, 2003

vacapinta, D.R. and Quinch were issued here in the US a number of years back by Last Gasp, I believe. I recall seeing it in my local comic book shop.

amberglow, I saw quite a few copies of Tintin magazine for sale by street vendors along the Seine in Paris last Summer, but didn't buy any. Here's a pretty excellent and exhaustive Tintin site, but it's in French too, unfortunately for us non-Francophones.
posted by MrBaliHai at 12:19 AM on November 30, 2003

[this is good]
posted by plep at 6:54 AM on November 30, 2003

If you like Fantomas, you'll love Fantomex.
posted by bunnytricks at 8:41 AM on November 30, 2003

Those are some cool French comics. Also check out Book Palace for their nice selection of British comics with the fantastic Scoops galllery and Ron Turner tribute. But my two favorite comic sites have to be EC Science Fiction Comics and The Wondrous Wasp, a true magnificent obsession featuring drawings of every costume The Wasp ever appeared in. The Cufon UFO/Flying Saucer comics cover gallery is also fun.
posted by snez at 12:15 PM on November 30, 2003

Tintin is apparently too busy now smashing the state.
posted by ciderwoman at 4:37 PM on November 30, 2003

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