Smurfs_Anth_Page_1My fellow children of the 80s, here's your dose of nostalgia for the day. Papercutz has smurfed up an archival anthology of all of the comic adventures of your favorite little blue peeps.

That's right, the Smurfs didn't start out as a Saturday morning cartoon. They were the brainchild of a Belgian illustrator eventually known as Peyo, whose career as a dental assistant was foiled after he missed a crucial interview. He took a job as an illustrator instead, and history was made.

The Smurfs Anthology, which goes on sale on June 25, "will see every Smurfs comic presented in beautifully designed hardcovers in chronological order, with contextual notes and behind-the-scenes photos," promises the press release. Here's a sneak peek:

 

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