The series premiered in 1963.
character Achille Talon is a perfect gentleman and a
formidable intellectual - in his own mind. To all others
he is vain and tyrannical. Although he is in his forties,
he still lives with his parents, and his neighbour,
Hilarion Lefuneste, is also his only friend. The series
is especially characterized by its many puns clearly
suggesting that Regnier was primarily a gifted writer.