The adventures of Bibi Fricotin, a clever young lad and his companion, an African youth named Razibus
Zouzou. With the help of kindly scientist Professor
Radar, and the occasional hindrance of Clouseau-like Inspector
Martin, they travel to Mars, through time and discover lost civilizations.
Their arch-enemy is the self-important, misguided Professor Trublion. Selected Stories
Bibi Fricotin et les Lunettes à Lire la Pensée [Bibi Fricotin & the Mind-Reading Glasses] (BF No. 42, 1954)
Bibi Fricotin et les Soucoupes Volantes [Bibi Fricotin & the Flying Saucers] (BF No. 45, 1955)
Bibi Fricotin et les Martiens [Bibi Fricotin & the Martians] (BF No. 46, 1955)
Bibi Fricotin et le Secret de la Momie [Bibi Fricotin & the Mummy's Secret] (BF No. 53, 1962)
Bibi Fricotin et le Nautilus [Bibi Fricotin & the Nautilus] (BF No. 54, 1962)
Bibi Fricotin et la Fantastique Machine KBX Z2 [Bibi Fricotin & the Fantastic Machine KBX Z2] (BF No. 60, 1963)
Bibi Fricotin en l'An 3000 [Bibi Fricotin In The Year 3000] (BF No. 62, 1963)
Bibi Fricotin Découvre l'Atlantide [Bibi Fricotin Discovers Atlantis] (BF No. 63, 1963)
Bibi Fricotin and Razibus
welcomed by friendly Martians
Bibi Fricotin was created in 1924 for the magazine Le Petit Illustre by Louis Forton, the author of the equally famous Pieds Nickeles and the grand-father of modern comic artist Gerald Forton (Bob Morane, Arak). Bibi was first introduced as a lad working for a race course. Soon, following the tradition of Tintin, Spirou, Zig & Puce and others, he embarked on a series of world-spanning adventures. In 1936, after Louis Fortons death, the character was taken over by Gallaud. In 1947, it was entrusted to artist Pierre Lacroix. After WWII, the series was published in LEpatant, then starting in 1955, in Jeunesse Joyeuse which was renamed Le Journal de Bibi Fricotin in 1964. Bibi Fricotins adventures are still being reprinted today in a line of graphic novels for children. Numerous writers worked with Lacroix, including "R. Lortac" who penned the science fiction stories featured on this page.