Who else here grew up with European comic book series?
Like a large amount of Europeans, I grew up with Tintin and Astérix. But I also grew up with some Lucky Luke, Spirou et Fantasio and Marsupilami. Haven't read Corto Maltese, Thorgal, Michel Valliant, Blake and Mortimer, etc. yet.
Tintin is overall my favourite. But Astérix can be very fun, too. It's more laid-back and kid friendly than Tintin, so maybe that's why I preferred it when I was younger.
Apparently Astérix is the highest selling European comic book series of all time, but I notice most people outside of Europe are more well-acquainted with Tintin. Which I found a bit surprising since Tintin ended in 1974 already and Astérix, I believe, is still on-going, and not to mention it had some live action movies this century while Tintin only had an animated movie some years ago.
I notice Spirou is not known by even many Europeans. Or they'll just recognise the name and Marsupilami's design but never read the books. Marsupilami did have a cartoon series when I was a kid, though. I'd say Lucky Luke is the most well-known European comic book series after Astérix and Tintin; at least where I live. In other countries it might be different.
Btw, DIsney comics don't apply here. For one thing, they're not originally European, despite having become way more popular here than in USA. Second, a lot of the popular stories weren't written in Europe either but in USA or Brazil.
What about you? What European comic book series did you grew up with? And which ones do you like?