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Title: The Astrosmurf by Peyo
Notable: Book #7 in The Smurfs Graphic Novels series
Astrosmurf dreams of traveling into outer space to visit another planet. He tries a few different methods, none of them meeting with success. Eventually Papa Smurf hits on a plan that will give Astrosmurf the spacey experience he desires. Includes: “The Astrosmurf” and “The Smurf Submarine.”
The Astrosmurf is one of my more favorite Smurf graphic novels. All of the Smurfs work together to make Astrosmurf’s dream come true. Papa Smurf cooks up a sleeping potion and administers it to Astrosmurf, the Smurfs disassemble the rocket, move it all to a dormant volcano, reassemble it, take a potion to make themselves look like aliens, build a new village, then hang out with Astrosmurf when he awakes. All this so that one of their own can have the experience of a lifetime! Of course, when it’s time for Astrosmurf to leave again, he is fed another sleeping potion, everything is taken apart, lugged back home, reassembled, and the Smurfs welcome Astrosmurf back when he awakes. Those Smurfs sure do hustle in this story!
This was my husband’s favorite Smurfs graphic novel when he was a kid. He’s a sci-fi guy, so I can see how it would be right up his alley.
I recommend The Astrosmurf to Smurf fans everywhere. It’s a classic!
Rating: 4 Stars
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