Charlie Mensuel

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Charlie Mensuel (or simply Charlie, "mensuel" being a French term for a monthly periodical) was a French monthly comics magazine. Its publication began in February 1969, and ceased in February 1986.


Charlie was first published on 1 February 1969, founded by Delfeil de Ton who was its first editor-in-chief.[1] Tagged "The newspaper full of humour and comic strips", it also adopted the slogan, "The newspaper one reads on the couch while munching chocolate". Its name was an homage to Charlie Brown, hero of comic strip "Peanuts", and a parallel to a contemporary Italian magazine, Linus.

Several people succeeded the position of editor-in-chief, most notably Georges Wolinski, from 1970 to 1981. The position has also been held by Willem and Mandryka.

In 1970, it gave its name to Charlie Hebdo (English: Charlie Weekly), successor to Hara-Kiri, following the prohibition of that publication.

Charlie Mensuel ceased publication for the first time in September 1981, but was purchased by Éditions Dargaud and reappeared in April 1982. On 1 February 1986, the final issue was published and the magazine merged with Pilote magazine.[2] A new magazine began publication on 1 March under the name Pilote et Charlie, but this lasted only until the magazine reverted to Pilote on 1 September 1988.[3][4]



  1. ^ BDoubliées. "Charlie Mensuel en 1969". (French)
  2. ^ BDoubliées. "Charlie Mensuel en 1986". (French)
  3. ^ BDoubliées. "Le journal Pilote en 1986". (French)
  4. ^ BDoubliées. "Le journal Pilote en 1988". (French)

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