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The Smurfs #1: The Purple Smurfs
Title: The Smurfs #1: The Purple Smurfs
Author: Yvan Delporte
When a smurf is bit by a mysterious purple fly, he becomes crazed and starts infecting other smurfs with the strange disease, and Papa Smurf must find a cure before the entire village is infected.
When a strange fly bites one of the Smurfs, a full-on epidemic develops in the Smurf Village! After being bit, a Smurf turns purple and his vocabulary is reduced to one single word: “gnap!” The purple Smurf runs around the Smurf Village biting other Smurfs on the tail, causing them to turn purple and act crazy too! Soon enough, there are more purple Smurfs than blue Smurfs in the village. It’s up to Papa Smurf to find a cure and save the Smurf Village before all of the Smurfs lose their minds for good!