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Caroff, André

Entry updated 9 August 2021. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of French author André Carpouzis (1924-2009) who is perhaps best known for his Madame Atomos sequence, beginning with La Sinistre Mme Atomos (1964) and Mme Atomos Sème la Terreur (1965), both trans Brian Stableford in The Terror of Madame Atomos (omni 2010) [for details see Checklist below]; Atomos is a Japanese Mad Scientist whose desire for revenge against America – specifically for the use of nuclear weapons to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki – leads to her creation of a series of Monsters, including Zombies and Mutant spiders, to attack her enemy (see Horror in SF). Though constantly thwarted, she remains relentless. A 24-issue French Comics version was issued, beginning in 1968. [JC]

André Caroff

born Paris: March 1924

died 13 March 2009

works (highly selected)

series

Madame Atomos

  • La Sinistre Mme Atomos (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1964) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
  • Mme Atomos Sème la Terreur (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1965) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
    • The Terror of Madame Atomos (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2010) [omni of the above two: trans by Brian Stableford of both: introduction by Stableford: Madame Atomos: pb/Jean-Michel Ponzio]
  • Mme Atomos Frappe à la Tête (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1965) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
  • Miss Atomos (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1965) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
    • Miss Atomos (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2011) [omni of the above two: trans by Michael Shreve of both: Madame Atomos: pb/Jean-Michel Ponzio]
  • Miss Atomos contre KKK (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1965) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
  • Le Retour de Mme Atomos (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1966) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
    • The Return of Madame Atomos (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2011) [omni of the above two: trans by Michael Shreve of both: Madame Atomos: pb/Jean-Michel Ponzio]
  • L'Erreur de Mme Atomos (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1966) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
  • Mme Atomos Prolonge la Vie (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1967) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
    • The Mistake of Madame Atomos (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2011) [omni of the above two: trans by Michael Shreve of both: Madame Atomos: pb/Jean-Michel Ponzio]
  • Les Monstres de Mme Atomos (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1967) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
  • Mme Atomos Crache des Flammes (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1967) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
    • The Monsters of Madame Atomos (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2012) [omni of the above two: trans by Michael Shreve of both: Madame Atomos: pb/Jean-Michel Ponzio]
  • Mme Atomos Croque le Marmot (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1967) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
  • La Ténébreuse Mme Atomos (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1968) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
    • The Revenge of Madame Atomos (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2012) [omni of the above two: trans by Michael Shreve of both: Madame Atomos: pb/Jean-Michel Ponzio]
  • Mme Atomos Change de Peau (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1968) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
  • Mme Atomos Fait Du Charme (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1969) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
    • The Resurrection of Madame Atomos (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2013) [omni of the above two: trans by Michael Shreve of both: Madame Atomos: pb/Jean-Michel Ponzio]
  • L'Empreinte de Mme Atomos ["The Mark Of Madame Atomo"] (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1969) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
  • Mme Atomos Jette Un Froid ["Madame Atomos Throws A Cold"] (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1969) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
    • The Mark of Madame Atomos (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2013) [omni of the above two: trans by Michael Shreve of both: Madame Atomos: pb/J-M Ponzio]
  • Mme Atomos Cherche la Petite Bête ["Madame Atomos Seeks Small Creatures"] (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Angoisse, 1970) [Madame Atomos: pb/Michel Gourdon]
  • Les Sphères Attaquent ["The Spheres Attack"] (Paris: Fleuve Noir/Anticipation, 1979) [Madame Atomos: pb/Davis Jackson]
    • The Spheres of Mme Atomos (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2014) [omni of the above two: trans by Michael Shreve: Madame Atomos: pb/J-M Ponzio]

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