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The Red Taxis Peyo, creator of The Smurfs, brings everybody's childhood fantasy to life in this charming new graphic novel series! Full description

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Highly enjoyable read for kids 3 Jun. 2013
By GraphicNovelReporter.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Benny Breakiron is a smart, nice, normal little boy...with one exception: He's incredibly strong. So strong that he regularly breaks things. This is a bit troublesome for him, but he makes do the best he can.

Benny is also an incredibly friendly and trusting young man. His good friend Monsieur Dussiflard operates a taxi, but his business is about to be overrun by the new and highly technically efficient Red Taxi company. Red Taxi is fast and modern, so they enjoy all the business in town, but they also have a seedy, criminal element. Unfortunately for them, they're messing with the wrong people. Benny doesn't know his own strength, but he does know right from wrong, and he's going to make sure Monsieur Dussiflard doesn't suffer from criminal mischief.

But even beyond that, the adventures of Benny Breakiron are delightfully fun and colorful. Translated from the French, this book is a highly enjoyable read for kids. It harkens back to a simpler time in comics, but the adventures are timeless. Kids will love to read this long story from 1962 (at over 60 pages, it's packed with rich text that kids can spend a long time enjoying). Papercutz is also releasing the second book in this series from creator Peyo, called Madame Adolfine. It's a joy to see these classic comics resurface.

-- John Hogan
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A Unique Boy Superhero 10 Mar. 2014
By tvtv3 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Benny Breakiron appears like a regular little boy. However, he's not quite regular because he's incredibly strong. Not only that, but he can run extremely fast, is able to leap massive heights, and has breath so powerful it can blow all the leaves off trees. He can do all these things, except when he has a cold; then he's just like an ordinary boy. No one knows Benny's secret, but none of the children Benny's age want to play with him because he always breaks their toys.

One of Benny's friends I an older gentleman named Monsieur Dussiflard who runs a taxi cab. In BENNY BREAKIRON #1: THE RED TAXIS, Monsieur Dussiflard is being put out of business by a new taxi company in town: the Red Taxi Company. When Dussiflard does get some business he finds himself threaten by company employees and they destroy his taxi. When Dussilfard goes to speak with the owner of the company, he accidently discovers some knowledge and is kidnapped. Benny figures out what has happened and sets out to rescue him.

Before reading BENNY BREAKIRON #1: THE RED TAXIS, I had never heard of Benny Breakiron before. The comic was drawn by Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs. The stories have some similar patterns and devices. However, Benny is a much different character than any of the Smurfs. His adventures are more akin to something out of Tintin.

I enjoyed BENNY BREAKIRON #1: THE RED TAXIS. I wasn't sure what to expect and it was a pleasant surprise. I only wish there was some kind of origin tale in the story about Benny. For instance, was he born with his powers or did they develop over time and who are his parents? Perhaps questions such as these will be revealed in later volumes.
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Classic Retro Kids Comics! 21 July 2013
By Michael 'De Smurführer' Thomsen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Fun kids comics from the creator of The Smurfs. I grew up on this series here in Europe. I re-read a pile of these books recently, and the early ones still holds up, even for a (relatively) jaded grown-up. Well, I like them anyway. Peyo's comics just read so well from panel to panel, and they're genuinely funny. This is a fun innocent European take on superhero comics. Also, the books just LOOK so damn good, with lovely retro-graphics of small-town Europe in the 1950s and 60s. (One thing that doesn't look good: I don't like the computer-lettering that Papercutz use for these books, or the smurf books. The original books had lovely hand-lettering. Oh well, that's 'progress' I suppose)
Fun Reading 25 Dec. 2013
By Xtine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Finally I found my chilhood comic & it's on kindle !
Benny Breakiron or I used to know him as Steven Sterk was my favorite back 25 years ago when I grew up. Benny looks like a normal young boy but has enormous power that he uses on daily life, which Luckily never live in the US in modern days, otherwise he could have spotted even captured by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Belgium certainly produced the best comics.
Fun Read for Kids 10 Sept. 2014
By J. Sipe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Another gift for my grandson in New Mexico. He think his Nana is great because I bought him a book about his favorite character!
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