In this Smurftastic compendium of Smurf graphic novels, we have: “The Gambling Smurfs” where we see the consequences of what happens after the Smurfs try their little blue hands at games of chance. It starts as just a fun new hobby, but when the stakes are raised, the Smurfs fall into a vicious cycle of playing, betting, and losing, and playing again It’s no big surprise that Gargamel is also around to take advantage of this unfortunate situation. Has Gargamel’s luck finally changed? And have the Smurfs finally lost? Then, in "Smurf Salad," the Smurfs have been unhappy with their meals lately as Chef Smurf keeps serving them up skimpy meals with a side of disappointment. When Chef Smurf suggests Papa Smurf to investigate the state of Farmer Smurf’s crops, they discover the root of the issue: the vegetables are wilted and stunted. But when Papa Smurf whips up a potion that works a bit too well, not even he can predict his Smurfs will smurf into vegetables! It’s attack of the Smurfing tomatoes as Smurf Village becomes one big farmer’s market. Will this turn into a food fight? Finally, in "Forever Smurfette," life begins to imitate art after Smurfette dons a red cape and meets a sorcerer in wolf's clothing-- Gargamel! Plus, four more Smurf-tastic stories featuring everyone's favorite blue bombshell. Place your bets on a Smurf-tacular comics collection, with a heart healthy serving of veggies and a sweet blue treat: Smurfette!
PIERRE CULLIFORD, born in Belgium in 1928, was the cartoonist known as Peyo. Peyo began his career working with some of Belgium's most talented cartoonists, including his lifelong writing partner Yvan Delporte. In 1958, The Smurfs made their first appearance and went on to become the world-famous characters we know and love today.