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Los pitufos 01. Los pitufos negros

(Les Schtroumpfs / The Smurfs #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  867 ratings  ·  78 reviews
En la primera aventura de Los Pitufos, Los Pitufos negros, una terrible plaga amenaza con acabar con la plácida vida de los Pitufos y convertirlos a todos en seres oscuros y salvajes, y no es Gargamel sino una mosca que a todo aquel que muerde lo convierte en un pitufo negro. ¿Encontrará Papá Pitufo el remedio a esta plaga entre todos los potingues que guarda en su ...more
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Published by Norma Editorial (first published 1963)
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Although I do indeed think that Peyo's Les Schtroumpfs noirs, his three featured tales about the eponymous little blue Smurfs (and the first of an entire series of comic books on the latter) is entertaining enough and also mildly interesting, diverting and at times even socio-critically sarcastic, the rather constant and massive use of the word smurf whenever the little gnome-like blue entities are conversing (and in the French original, smurf is of course rendered into schtroumpf, which being a ...more
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
Phil Jensen
I came hoping for the authentic, unaltered version of the cartoon. I found out that the Peyo's original intent was exactly what the cartoon turned out to be: a series of gags involving one-dimensional characters and the word "smurf."

I liked the cartoon growing up, so this wasn't really much of a problem to me. If you'd told me that this comic was adapted from the cartoon, I might have believed you. The main difference is that the cartoon characters were more developed than the ones in this
Samyuktha Gopinath
This book is pretty cool. It is a comic. It is an awesome book.
Sylvester Olson
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zombie Smurfs! Do I need to say anything more?

The television adaptation of this storyline was always my favorite as a kid back in the 80's. Years later, as a middle schooler in the 90's, I even got in an argument with a summer camp counselor when he introduced the scenario of being chased by killer Smurfs during an outdoor team-building activity... because I insisted that the killer Smurfs must be purple.

I had no idea that this storyline was of the original Smurfs stories in the comics. I
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about two friends.
I like this book because it is about two friends at school.
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
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun and funny story!
Shaene Ragan
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting take on the bubonic plague's decimation of European villages during the middle ages, especially in its use of telling the tale to children. The original French version of this story was a bit more direct as the name of the plague in Europe for centuries was actually "Black Death" referring to the purple-tinted black swellings that disfigured the victims as the tongue became swollen and turned black rendering the victim incoherent (Gnap!) The other two tales also serve a ...more
I never knew “Smurf” could stand in for so many words. Funny and inappropriate at times as my 9 yr old says.

The sound effects and made up expressions were enjoyed by my youngest.

I grew up with the cartoon on tv and don’t remember them overusing Smurf, or all only having the same name “smurf” (frankly I remember a lot of their names and personalities) but it was an interesting comic strip style book... with tiny writing. It was fun to see & we picked it up from the Library because of the “
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
This is the first Smurfs comic book ever that I have read. I wanted to read the Smurf series after visiting Belgium, and starting from the first comic book is great. There are 3 stories in this first comic book - The Purple Smurfs, The Flying Smurf, as well as The Smurf and His Neighbors. All the stories are short, yet well developed with twists. Very enjoyable to read.
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loeg-archives
Very charming, very well drawn, lots of fun. I don't plan to continue reading it past this one volume, but I'm glad I gave this one a chance. Definitely worth it for youngsters, and good enough to work for adults, if not inspire them.
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: __print, _english, library
I just love them. I was thinking, do I love smurfs more than Donald duck? Well, no, but almost. I hope I get hold of the Astrosmurf too...
(Note to self: Etele könyvtár)
Laven del Chen
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children
Recommended to Laven by: library
representative of the whole series | The smurfs are cute and entertaining. The best combination for the child I was when I read them.
Jennifer Martelon
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.
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
The first ever Smurfs comic (which I had no idea even existed until a few weeks ago) was a standard zombie flick. Weird.
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 ...more
David Edmonds
A fun little nostalgic read for me. As a kid, I loved the cartoon and had a respectable number of the Smurf PVC figures, so when I discovered that Papercutz has been reprinting the original comics, I thought I'd pick up the first volume and have a nice little walk down memory lane. Coming at these stories as an adult, however, some things that I noticed beyond the "cute" factor: Papa Smurf is kind of an ass in these early stories, demanding that the other Smurfs in the village do his bidding at ...more
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, kids
In this politically-correct era, it was ill-advised to re-release this book as a straight translation of the original Les Schtroumpfs Noirs (the Black Smurfs), as it was believed that it might offend black people, so instead we get "The Purple Smurfs". Same story, same everything, except that all the black smurfs are now purple. Okay then.

With this explanation for the re-titling out of the way, let's review the actual book & story:

This was the very first all-Smurfs book, a classic in its own
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
Rudy Regalado
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic
Awards: none

Grade Level: Grade=2-5 Age=7-11

Summary: In this graphic novel we follow Yvan Delporte one of the Smurfs! We follow him and the other smurfs on their adventure through Smurf village. This novel actually includes two stories one being the purple smurf and the flying smurf both being fun stories for kids.

Review: I thought this novel was okay, but it lacked some substance. It had some cool ideas in its stories, but I still enjoyed parts of it. I like the Smurf characters themselves as
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 ...more
Nov 10, 2010 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 ...more
May 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Johnny Tentoes
Aug 13, 2013 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
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 ...more
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.
Oct 10, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
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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.

Other books in the series

Les Schtroumpfs / The Smurfs (1 - 10 of 42 books)
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  • L'Œuf et les Schtroumpfs (Les Schtroumpfs, #4)
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  • Histoires de Schtroumpfs (Les Schtroumpfs, #8)
  • Schtroumpf vert et Vert Schtroumpf (Les Schtroumpfs, #9)
  • La Soupe aux Schtroumpfs  (Les Schtroumpfs, #10)
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