Smurfs and Asterix at the Olympics

Pipeline #1005: Comics at the Olympics

Leave it to me to take the timeliest material and turn it into a review of two books very few people in North American comics fandom will care about.

The latest Pipeline column at is about “The Smurf Olympics” and “Asterix at the Olympic Games.”

This one is for you, my ridiculously good looking and smart European audience!

The Smurfs story got adapted into a cartoon in 1984, when the Summer Games took place in Los Angeles. Poor Brainy:

Brainy Smurf at the Olympics

More recently, they made a movie out of the Asterix book, which winds up looking like a cheap cosplay thing:

Asterix Cosplay



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