Spirou Title

A sample of a spriou magazine

Spirou magazine is a weekly Belgian comics magazine (Spirou is a Walloon word meaning "squirrel" or "lively kid") published by the Dupuis company. First published 21 April 1938 as Le Journal de Spirou, it was an eight page weekly comics magazine composed a mixture of short stories and gags, serial comics, and a handful of American comics. It also published many of Peyo's work like "The Smurfs", "Johan and Peewit" and "Benny Breakiron" since 1950's until the start of the Smurfs cartoon show.