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The Purple Smurfs: The Smurf of the Living Smurf
Review by Scott Tingley, October 29, 2010

The Smurfing Smurf

The Walking Smurf

The Smurf of the Smurfing Smurf

The Night of the Smurfing Smurf

The Smurf of the Living Smurf

George A. Romero Presents: Smurfs

...SMURF ZOMBIES!! There, I said it! Is that clear enough for you?

NBM Publishing / Papercutz is publishing Zombie Smurfs .

Since it was likely thought that the public would not readily accept the beloved Smurfs (created by the Belgian Cartoonist Peyo in the 60s) entering the horror genre, the publisher has very slightly altered the brain eating zombie-smurfs into the destructive, tail biting Purple Smurfs.

They're not fooling anybody.

The Purple Smurfs is a textbook example of how a zombie infection can quickly overrun even the most civilized society. No man is safe and not even Papa Smurf can save us. The Purple Smurfs reminds us that the most densely populated areas will be the first to fall (the government cannot save us). We should learn from the example of Smurf from the tale, A Smurf and His Neighbours which is also published in Purple. Isolation from the pack is the only answer. The Flying Smurf 's efforts to militarize the Smurf village is a step in the right direction, but he is stymied by continual failure that will likely contribute in the village's eventual downfall.

Heed the warnings the Smurfs have left for us!


Papercutz Publishing is reprinting the 1963 classic, The Purple Smurfs . GNAP! It was originally published in French as the Black Smurfs, but it is better known in the English speaking world as The Purple Smurfs because they were tinted Purple in the Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon.

This was my daughter's first exposure to the little blue guys.

Dad: “What did you think of your first Smurf book?”

Mariah: “It was super Awesome!”

Dad: “Do you think you'd like to read another Smurfs book?”

Mariah: “Oh yeah!”

Dad: “It's by the same company that made the TinkerBell comic

Mariah: “Really? Weird.”

Well put, well put.

It came out September, 2010.

6 1/2 x 9, 56 pages, full-color.
$5.99 PB, $10.99 HC
PB ISBN: 978-1-59707-206-9
HC ISBN: 978-1-59707-207-6

By the way, have you ever noticed that Papa Smurf is kind of a jerk? Discuss.

Now I'm wondering if we'll ever see a reprint of the Barbapoppa / Maximum Overdrive Mash- up The Barbapoppa's New House .



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