Black Zombie Smurfs? It’s True!

COMIC LEGEND: The first Smurfs album was basically about zombie Smurfs!


Reader Jonathan A. wrote in to mention this one, and he’s right, it’s a good one!

The Smurfs (or, as they were known in the Franco-Belgium comics where they debuted, Les Schtroumpfs) first appeared in comic writer/artist Peyo’s light-hearted sword and sorcery series, Johan et Pirlouit (Johan and Peewit) in 1958. They were quite popular and by 1959 they were starring in their own back-up stories.

Their first album came out in 1963, titled Les Schtroumpfs Noirs – the Black Smurfs. Continue reading