Suske en Wiske: de Rebelse Reinaert
Standaard Uitgeverij, Antwerpen, 1998.
Children’s pictorial comic in card covers; 200 x 260 mm; 48 unnumbered pages. In Dutch. In colour throughout.
The condition is fair as is to be expected from a publication aimed at the children’s market. However, it is complete, the binding is sound, and it has not been scribbled on or written in. The contents are clean. There are creases on the front cover, fewer on the back cover, and indentations where it has been used as a writing surface. There is a small tear on the fore edge of the front cover near the bottom. Very, very slight chipping to the top and bottom edges of the covers. There is a single small grease (?) spot on the first page and a tiny tear to the fore edge. The last page has a dog-ear at the bottom fore edge corner.
The comics in the series Suske en Wiske revolve around the adventures of the eponymous children. The stories combine elements of comedy, fantasy, and science fiction such as talking animals, time travel, and ghosts. As of May 2017, 339 albums have been published reflecting its long-standing and continuing popularity. Suske is the Flemish diminutive of Francois/Franciscus, also known as Spike, Willy or Bob. Wiske is the Flemish diminutive of Louise/Louisa also known as Suzy, Wanda or Bobette. Although the text is in Dutch, it can nevertheless be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates the art work involved here, reminiscent of Tintin, and the plot is not necessarily difficult to follow. The art work is charming and well executed, printed on good quality paper. The tale can be appreciated by children and adults alike.