Le repaire de la murène

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Spirou et Fantasio #9
Le repaire de la murène
Cover of the Belgian edition
Date 1957
Series Spirou et Fantasio
Publisher Dupuis
Creative team
Writers Franquin
Artists Franquin
Original publication
Published in Spirou magazine
  1. 871 - #904
Date of publication 1954 - 1955
Language French
ISBN 2-8001-0011-7
Preceded by La mauvaise tête, 1957
Followed by Les pirates du silence, 1958

Le repaire de la murène, written and drawn by Franquin, is the ninth album of the Spirou et Fantasio series, adding underwater adventure to the Spirou universe. After serial publication in Spirou magazine, it was released as a complete hardcover album in 1957.


In The Moray's Keep, shipping magnate Xénophon Hamadryas offers a $6000 prize to the makers of a submarine innovation in order to find his sunken ship Le Discret off the French Mediterranean coast. The Count of Champignac's mini-sub invention is so spectacular that the competition must resort to sabotage. A chain of secrets need to be exposed while the maritime criminal John "the Moray" Helena lurks in the deep.


The inventions of the Count of Champignac are central to this story as the X4 mushroom elixir that increases brain activity comes into play, resulting in the "Véhicule sous-marin individuel".

An old Fantasio invention, the "Fantacopter", makes a reappearance.

A new discovery in the biology of Marsupilami is revealed, as he demonstrates amphibious qualities.


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