One of the more famous, violent Italian comics of the sixties is set to return next year.
Kriminal was created in 1964 by Max Bunker and Magnus and ran until 1974, with 419 published instalments. One of the first Italian comics to employ continuity from chapter to chapter, it told the adventures of English master thief, Anthony Logan, dressed as a yellow skull and who could disguise himself as anyone he chose, fighting criminals who had driven his father to suicide. Teaming up with the ex-wife of Inspector Patrick Milton, his nemesis, his crime fighting exploits – while being a criminal himself, were rather popular – if violent. Possibl the then-novelty of including semi-naked women also helped.
The series has been reprinted many times ever since (particularly the issues drawn by Magnus) and has had a couple of new stories created in the meantime, but now it will return as a regular book.
Mondadori Comics has announced at Lucca Comics Festival that Casali is the new writer and Giuseppe Camuncoli and Onofrio Catacchio as artists. The new series, starting from where the last left off, will be published in May 2015.
American comic book readers may recognise Giuseppe Camuncoli from his Spider-Man work…