Rahan – French Prehistoric Comic Book Hero

Rahan is a fictional lone-warrior who wanders prehistorical earth on a journey of self-discovery and to help others. He made his first appearance in February 1969 in the French comic book Pif Gadget then later went on to feature in his own albums. Such was the character’s popularity in France that an action figure was licensed by Group Action Joe (the French version of G.I. Joe / Action Man).

Pif Gadget gave away a number of Rahan toys as ‘gadgets’ in some of their issues, and Rahan was adapted into two animated TV series (1986 and 2006). The character was created by the writer Roger Lécureux and illustrator André Chéret (with later artwork by Spanish illustrator Romero). After the death of Lécureux, his son Jean-François Lécureux, took over as writer.

Rahan. Au Pays de L’etrange. Pif Gadget 593. 1980.

Rahan N°24. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Rahan N°25. Pif Gadget N°668. 1982.

Rahan N°26. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Rahan N°29. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Rahan. Pif Gadget N°793. 1983.

Rahan. Le Lance Filet De Rahan gadget. Pif Gadget 407. 1977.

Rahan Group Action Joe

Pif Gadget comic character, Rahan, gets his own action figure courtesy of Group Action Joe – the French version of Action Man! PIf Gadget. 1978.

Rahan from Group Action Joe. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Attention! If you read Rahan beware of Arok the Sorcerer!

Arok le sorcier et Rahan. Pif Gadget N°849. 1985.

Giant Rahan poster alert!

Un Poster grand comme Rahan. Dans Rahan 21. Pif Gadget 407. 1977.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Post updated Dec 2022 with new images.