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The Smurfs #1: The Purple Smurfs (Les Schtroumpfs / The Smurfs #1)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  546 Ratings  ·  50 Reviews
When a strange fly bites one of the Smurfs, a full-on epidemic develops in the Smurf Village! After being bit, a Smurf turns purple and his vocabulary is reduced to one single word: “gnap!” The purple Smurf runs around the Smurf Village biting other Smurfs on the tail, causing them to turn purple and act crazy too! Soon enough, there are more purple Smurfs than blue Smurf
Paperback, 56 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Papercutz (first published 1963)
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Alice Rachel
Apr 02, 2016 Alice Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
First of all, I thought this story was really interesting, both in and of itself and from a societal point of view.

I remember when I first saw this book at Barnes and Noble and was shocked to see that the black smurfs had been turned into purple smurfs in the American version. Coming from France, I knew purple was not the original color of the smurfs in the book and I was outraged because changing the color of the smurfs is wrong on so many levels.

There are two different interpretations to this
Jennifer Martelon
Mar 29, 2016 Jennifer Martelon rated it it was ok
Title: The Purple Smurfs
Author: Peyo
Genre: Graphic Novel
Theme(s): Adventure
Opening line/sentence: The “Land of the Smurfs” is located far, far from here, and very rare are the human beings who have ever gone there.
Brief Book Summary: One of the smurfs is bit by a weird purple fly that then starts spreading the disease to other smurfs by biting them. There is only a few blue smurfs left and Papa smurf needs to find a way to stop the purple smurfs and find a cure to this disease.
Desi Puspitasari
Kalau seekor Smurf sampai tergigit lalat Bzz, maka mereka akan keliyengan, lalu gluk .. gluk ..., dan kemudian tubuh mereka berubah menjadi hitam. GNAP GNAP! #ganas. penularan bisa terjadi saat seekor Smurf Hitam menggigit ekor Smurf yang lain.

Cerita lain: Smurf Terbang dan Si Penculik Smurf. Intinya: mereka bodoh -sangat! Laugh! Dan Gargamel ada seorang manusia yang sangat berhasrat menculik Smurf demi ramuan rahasia (campuran Smurf akan bisa membuat benda apapun menjadi emas)
Samyuktha Gopinath
Mar 15, 2013 Samyuktha Gopinath rated it it was amazing
This book is pretty cool. It is a comic. It is an awesome book.
Christa  Seeley
Bizarre language aside, I initially had a lot of fun reading Les Schtroumpfs. The stories are written for children, so they’re usually quite light and humorous, but that isn’t to say there isn’t some deeper analysis to be made. In the first few pages of we’re introduced to what I interpreted to be a bit of a socialist utopia. Their economy is a cooperative. Everyone chips in and helps with the work in whatever way they are able, everyone owns the land together and in exchange they are provided w ...more
This little book contains three short comics. The first story summary is found in the book blurb above. Cute story about a smurf being bitten by a BZZ fly which then infects the bitten smurf. The bitten smurf turns purple and jumps around yelling "GNAP!" Evidently they become contagious because the infection spreads as the bitten smurf begins to bite other smurfs. Papa Smurf attempts to find a cure, but not before nearly the entire village of smurfs have been bitten. After capturing the BZZ fly ...more
Feb 09, 2010 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-manga
Whoa, saat kecil dulu, saya gemar membaca komik Smurf koleksi kakak saya ini di rumah. Bercerita mengenai mahluk-mahluk kecil berwarna biru dengan topi yang lucu dan hidup di desa yang tenang di pinggir hutan. Smurf mempunyai musuh bebuyutan berupa seorang pria botak jelek berpakaian hitam (saya lupa namanya) yang memelihara seekor kucing yang sama jahatnya, bernama Azrael.

Dia suka sekali menangkap para Smurf, entah untuk dijadikan resep ramuan anehnya atau sekadar dijadikan sebagai tawanan. Sem
Aug 03, 2013 Helmut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, favorites
World War Schtroumpf
Es war eine harte Zeit, als die schwarzen Schlümpfe uns fast überrannten. Wie alles anfing? Die Mücke Bzz stach einen von uns, und infizierte ihn mit einem Virus, der ihn verrückt werden und nur noch daran denken ließ, andere Schlümpfe zu beißen. Nur eine kleine Minderheit von uns blieb übrig, um mit den schwarzen Schlümpfen fertig zu werden. Aber am Ende gings doch gut aus, denn es gilt die alte Weisheit: Tout est schtroumpf qui finit schtroumpf!

Und er fliegt doch!
Ein Schlum
Who doesn't love the smurfs?? well if you don't then you suck!! I grew up watching the cartoons not knowing they originated from comics, now here we are reading the graphic novels. This particular edition has three separate stories. First is the tale of the purple smurfs, a plague running ragged over smurf village. Can papa smurf find and antidote before everyone is transformed? The second story is a smurf that wants to fly. Can he be creative enough to create something that will let him fly and ...more
Jul 05, 2011 Beth added it
In case you haven't heard...the Smurfs are back! The little blue guys from the 1980's are making a comeback in the form of graphic novels aimed at children (and a movie near the end of summer.) This is the first in a series and contains 3 classic Smurf tales, including "The Purple Smurfs," "The Flying Smurf," and "The Smurf and His Neighbors." The stories retain the same silliness and humor as the 1980's television series. Children will be drawn to the colorful comic style and the Smurf antics a ...more
May 03, 2012 Samantha rated it it was ok
Three smurf stories. An epidemic sweeps the Smurf village when a bug bites a smurf and he turns purple and mean. Soon the whole village is looking more purple than blue and it's up to Papa Smurf to find a cure before he's turned too. In the second story, can smurfs fly? One smurf will try anything to fly, and I do mean anything, but when he accomplishes his goal he's not as happy as he thought he might be. In the last story, one smurf just wants a little peace and quiet, but he soon finds there' ...more
Nov 10, 2010 Duane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always being a fan of the Smurfs, I was excited to see a new graphic novel being introduced to another generation of youngsters. This graphic novel doesn't let me down! Using one of the classic episodes from the cartoon series, a mysterious purple fly is biting smurfs and turning them mean & purple. As Papa Smurf tries to find an antidote, the purpleness is spreading. Two more stories are included and will entertain preteen readers. The reading level is high, so 4th grade and younger might s ...more
Jan 11, 2011 Nnedi rated it it was amazing
I found this little book absolutely Smurfy. :-). I'm a huge Smurf fan. The Purple Smurf is an episode that has stayed with me since I saw it as a kid. When I look back, I realize that this was my first exposure to zombies (and the idea of the end of society)! I was talking to someone recently and she even said Night of the Living Dead was a rip-off of this story, ha ha. Really, it's an interesting little story and I'm glad I have it in graphic novel form as well. Oh and at the end, the book talk ...more
Johnny Tentoes
Feb 05, 2016 Johnny Tentoes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
If any of you know me (and some of you do), you would be asking out loud "Why is ol' tentoes liking a Smurf book. Well, the answer is that this is the closest Peyo ever got to doing a zombie story featuring the Smurfs. Becoming a Purple Smurf is a reaction to getting bit by the infected. The transformation from blue and smurfy to Purple and 'Gnap' is almost instantaneous. The infection spreads quickly, as Papa Smurf tries to find a cure, but he is running out of time, and fellow smurfs.
I am hopi
Alistair Parker
Jun 28, 2015 Alistair Parker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the pictures and the stories.
Feb 03, 2011 Christiane rated it it was ok
Way before the 80's animated TV show and the action figures there were Smurf comics! This volume contains three short stories, the first of which has never been published in English before out of concern it would be offensive. In the original story the "bad" Smurfs are black, but this version follows the animation and makes them purple, which is probably a good idea. The stories are okay; I think kids will like it, and there is a new Smurf movie on the way to lure a whole new generation into buy ...more
Sep 06, 2011 Peacegal rated it liked it
Like most children of the '80s, I loved the Smurfs cartoon series. The Smurfs have returned in a new CGI animated feature and reprinting of the comics that launched the series in effort to introduce the characters to a new audience. (Or, more likely, to get the now adult fans of the original Smurfs to buy blue plastic stuff in fits of nostalgia.)

The book was OK--even if Papa Smurf was kind of a jerk in this one. I will say that I am surprised by how closely Hanna-Barbera adhered to the source m
May 03, 2012 Enikő rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trois bonnes histoires de Schroumpfs. Dans les deux premières, on ne connaît même pas encore Gargamel. La première histoire est un peu comme une histoire d'horreur pour enfants. Le deuxième contient une leçon importante au sujet de s'accepter tel qu'on est. Gargamel arrive dans la troisième histoire, dans laquelle on peut lire comment les Schtroumpfs lui ont échappé pour la première fois.

La meilleure partie: le fait que je l'ai lu avec mon fils!
Dec 08, 2011 j_ay rated it liked it
Some nice cartooning.
Absurd, though, that the original Black Smurfs are still being refereed to as Purple Smurfs. A country whose (American) football team, in the bloody capitol of the country, is named "Redskins", but anything even vaguely 'black' must be tippie-toed around...
Also bad move by the publisher for not publishing the Smurf stories in order originally published.
Mar 29, 2011 Dave rated it liked it
I really love Peyo's cartooning! Such beautiful linework, great expressions and environments. The first story "Purple Smurf" is a lot of fun. The second a bit less so (great art but it drags on too long) and the third was just okay. I'll definitely pick up some more volumes. Just glad to finally get to read these comics I've wondered about for so long!
Oct 10, 2010 Josh rated it liked it
The smurfs were very smurftastic. Even smurferific. Just try not to get smurfed by a people looking at you weird because you are smurfing so loud because you are replacing all the instances of smurf with a double entendre. Very amusing, quick read, but lacks the compelling characters of a Tintin or Asterix.
Maria Avendias

Huh.. semua berawal dari lalat Bzz yang menggigit salah satu smurf.
Dari situ, smurf yang terinfeksi lalu mulai menggigit smurf2 lain dan jadilah seluruh desa smurf menjadi smurf hitam yang nakal.
termasuk Papa Smurf!
Aduhh... gmn jadinya ya? Pasti seru dan menegangkan.. hihi..
Philip Armstrong
Feb 02, 2011 Philip Armstrong rated it really liked it
I god I love this art I could just crawl up in it and die.

That being said, Purple Smurfs was a good story. The other two less so. Flying Smurf was an extended one note joke, and Smurf and His Neighbors had some amazing art but was otherwise pretty thin.
Aug 25, 2013 Valerie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finish-read
very funny
it begin like that: once the insect bite the smurf, the smurf will turn purple . and so , when the purple smurf bite the tail of the blue smurf, the blue smurf will turn purple. it will spread very fast.
Mar 30, 2011 miss rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic, 2011
Ya ampun! Berusaha melacak ingatan masa kecil ttg Smurf tp tdk berhasil. Fiuuuh..

Smurf kan warnanya biru, koq jd hitam? Ini ulah lalat Bzz rupanya. Dan hanya bisa disembuhkan oleh serbuk sari bunga Tuberus..
Apr 29, 2013 Oana rated it liked it
Two of the stories from the 1963 and a third story were recently re-published by Papercutz in this volume. The three stories are simpler, probably good for elementary school kids just discovering the Smurfs.
Mar 04, 2013 Eva rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: komik-eropa
sepertinya ini kedua kalinya sy baca seri yang ini, yang pertama kali buku besar nya. dan sekarang cetakan elex. pewarnaan sama dengan buku besar.
This graphic was sadly disappointing since I watched the Smurfs growing up. Papa Smurf is unusually mean and Smufette is never mentioned.
Quinton Baran
Sep 25, 2013 Quinton Baran rated it really liked it
Another good smurfs graphic novel. It is fun to compare this with the animation that came after, and see how close the stories were.
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Pierre Culliford, known as Peyo, was a Belgian comics artist, perhaps best known for the creation of The Smurfs comic strip.
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