EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf
The Other Side Of The Mirror"
and illustrations by VIC GEORGE
Based on the Smurf concept of characters by PEYO
and all character likenesses are trademarks of Peyo/IMPS
This story is not authorized nor endorsed by the current
ALTERNATE INTRO SEQUENCE FOR THIS STORY:
"Long, long ago, deep in a forest, there was a hidden village where tiny red creatures lived. They called themselves the Smurfs. They were evil." (Pause as we see these Smurfs in evil torturous action.) "And then there was Gargamel, a human wizard. He was good."
"Oooh, I can't stand those Smurfs!" (Pause as we see Azrael being chased off by a Smurf.) "One of these days, I'll find those Smurfs, and I'll put a stop to their evil ways, once and for all, if that's the last thing I'll ever do. No human will ever have to put up with these creatures anymore."
"The forest is still there. If you listen, you may hear Gargamel's promise. But if you're not careful, you may catch a glimpse...of the Smurfs!"
(Sequence ends with a Mirror Universe Smurf sitting on top of the EMPATH: THE LUCKIEST SMURF title logo with the word NASTIEST spray-painted over LUCKIEST.)