Following a multi-volume and ongoing celebrated run of bringing Peyo’s original SMURFS comics to English-speaking reader, all ages comics publisher Papercutz is poised to release the first volume of another Peyo classic, BENNY BREAKIRON on May 7th, 2013. Papercutz, headed by former Marvel editor and all round comics ambassador Jim Salicrup, has been kind enough to furnish The Beat with an exclusive preview from the never before seen heart of the book and also with some deep thoughts about Peyo’s BENNY from Salicrup himself.
It seems appropriate to ring in the new year with a blue moon and a stork-bourne baby Smurf. THE BABY SMURF, including the title story and several other comics by the legendary Belgian native Peyo, is set for release on February 26th, 2013, a date that seemed all too futuristic even last week. For those who are out of the smurf-loop, this marks the 14th volume of Smurf comics brought to American readership by the all-ages publisher Papercutz, headed by former Marvel editor Jim Salicrup. Papercutz makes a specific point of bringing European comics to the USA as well as keeping classics in print and developing promising all-ages material. They couldn’t have chosen a more cult-following subject matter than the Smurfs.