Who in the world wants to go to Venice? Side-stepping what is surely going to be another traumatizing family vacation, Jules takes off with his girlfriend, his guinea pig, his annoying brother, and a couple of friends on what they think will be a fun, cave-exploring adventure... only to find themselves trapped deep beneath the Earth's surface with no food or water, and a bat-eating mad scientist. Adventure indeed...!
The dark days of war are not getting any brighter in occupied Brussels. Spirou and Fantasio are on the brink of hunger and homelessness, but their ingenuity and gumption allow them to survive. While our two heroes are bringing what joy they can to the children of Belgium, the iron fist of the Nazis is tightening its grip on the country. The villainy of the oppressor hits close to home as Spirou's friends start becoming its direct victims. We know how the war ends; unfortunately for Spirou, he does not, and in its midst, his virtue and good intentions might lead him straight to the worst of its horrors.