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The Return Of Kriminal To Comics In May 2015 With Giuseppe Camuncoli

The Return Of Kriminal To Comics In May 2015 With Giuseppe Camuncoli

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4vP2tkSUMs[/youtube] 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, […]

The Fantastic Four Conspiracy: Another Disappearing Galactus

The Fantastic Four Conspiracy: Another Disappearing Galactus

Bleeding Cool has been covering the rumour that Marvel Comics has been ordered by its executives to downplay the Fantastic Four comic ahead of the upcoming movie.Whether it's sketch card artists or Mondo Poster makers, the FF and their related characters such as Galactus and the Skrulls are off limits to all sorts of folk.Well,[...]

The Comic Book Straight-Washing Of Caravaggio

The Comic Book Straight-Washing Of Caravaggio

Italian comics publisher Bonelli recently published a comic about the life of the artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, entitled Kill Caravaggio which manages to totally avoid the fact that he was bisexual or homosexual. After that, one of the publisher's star writers, Gianfranco Manfredi (from Magic Wind) made a few declarations about it: The idea to […]

Italy To Publish Portfolio Of Milo Manaras Marvel Work

Italy To Publish Portfolio Of Milo Manara's Marvel Work

Just to keep his hand in.Well, now Panini Comics Italia is doing a portfolio collecting ten of them at 44.5 x 29.5 cm (11.6 x 17.5 inches), only for certain comics shops that buy into their All-New Marvel NOW! promotional incentive.Cover price? $87 plus shupping from Italy.. if you can find them.       Italian artist Milo Manara is famed[...]

When Comics Pop Up In Milan

When Comics Pop Up In Milan

From May to June, with help from international publishers such as Boom! Studios, First Second and Self Made Hero, Italian graphic novel publisher BAO held a pop-up shop in Milan. Here's how they brought comics to the masses. And it's in English as well. How handy! [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/101067362[/vimeo] Some maybe say they cheated with cookies and […]


Alan Moores Dodgem Logic Gets An Italian Job

Alan Moore's Dodgem Logic Gets An Italian Job

It has been noted that if you meet Alan Moore in Northampton, he is more than likely to take you to an Italian restaurant of his favour. Well, maybe they might be interested in stocking this publication. The Best Of Dodgem Logic collects a number of articles, features and comics from the much loved Alan […]

If You Can Read A Comic You Can Write A Song. If You Can Speak Italian.

If You Can Read A Comic, You Can Write A Song. If You Can Speak Italian.

I taught composition at the Conservatory - in Italy, is the highest school grade for musical studies - for several years Often, some books that try to teach you how compose music are boring Others are very boring I felt my students were in need of something special Something new And so I imagined Herr[...]

Strike Action Threatens Disney Italy Handing Mickey Mouse Over To Panini

Strike Action Threatens Disney Italy Handing Mickey Mouse Over To Panini

When Disney bought Marvel, there was much speculation that the Italian comic market, one of the few in which Disney actually published comic books themselves, may see Disney publishing more titles and pulling the licences from Panini, who had the Marvel rights. Instead, what occurred was mostly masterful inaction. Until this week… When the opposite […]

Paul Chadwick Draws New Concrete Covers For Italy

Paul Chadwick Draws New Concrete Covers For Italy

Panini Comics Italy are commissioning Paul Chadwick to draw brand new covers for the new Italian editions of Concrete.Concrete is a particular favourite pleasure of mine Now, if only they can persuade Paul to create a couple of new Concrete stories for them, which they can then translate into English...Panini Comics Italy are commissioning[...]

An Italian Revolution Supported By&#8230 Superman Wolverine And Peppa Pig

An Italian Revolution Supported By… Superman, Wolverine And Peppa Pig?

Is it an approved political campaign? Is it completely supporter-created piece of social media? Or somehwre inbetween? Supporters of Italian political prime ministerial candidate Antonio Ingroia for the new political party Rivoluzione Civile (Civil Revolution) began by using some images of the Justice League of America on their Facebook page. And that's when the rest […]

Mickey Makes It To Comixology

Mickey Makes It To Comixology

So there's a bunch of Disney comics on Comixology now.There are different sections, and for the traditional Disney comic material, with the exception of two Epic Mickey books written by Peter David, it appears to be material generated by Disney Italy.Disney comic books have always been popular in Italy and have created a mini-industry devited[...]

Hugo Pratts Corto Maltese &#8211 A Pop Culture Hound Goes To Malta

Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese – A Pop Culture Hound Goes To Malta

Chris Thompson writes for Bleeding Cool;My love affair with Hugo Pratt‘s Corto Maltese really took hold on my most recent trip to Italy Although beloved by the French, Pratt was an Italian who spent his formative years in Venice There are numerous locations from Corto Maltese spread throughout the city, along with guidebooks to help[...]

Swipe File: Jim Lee And Paolo Di Clement

Swipe File: Jim Lee And Paolo Di Clement

On the left is Jim Lee's Batman. On The right is Paola Di Clement's Nathan Naver, a popular Italian comic book. It has caused quite the stir, but could the pose be a complete coincidence? Possibly, but Paola has form in this regard. Sergio Bonelli Editore usually asks its pencillers to draw pin ups for […]

Treviso Comic Festival Creates A Little New Zealand

Treviso Comic Festival Creates A Little New Zealand

A couple of years ago I went to the Treviso Comics Festival in Italy I ended up spending a very pleasant time with some very pleasant comics creators, followed by a day in Venice with the good lady wife It was the closest thing I've had to a holiday in some time, and a very[...]

Marvel Panini And The Christmas Revelry  Facebook Post

Marvel, Panini And The Christmas Revelry Facebook Post

Okay, this is quite funny.Bleeding Cool has previously reported on the European comic book situation regarding the licensing of Marvel titles.Panini has a Europe-wide licensing agreement but the purchase of Marvel by Disney made some fear that this may challenge this deal.Especially in Italy, a country in which Disney still has a strong publishing presence[...]

The Prodigious Output Of Sergio Bonelli Editore In 2011

The Prodigious Output Of Sergio Bonelli Editore In 2011

This year, Sergio Bonelli, one of the most influential people in the comics industry, passed away. But his studio has kept going. In 2011, Sergio Bonelli Editore saw published 17,789 pages of comics created by his studio. Their most prolific artist, Carrado Roi drew 724 of those pages on his own. Combined, that's enough to […]

Dragonero The Next Sergio Bonelli Ongoing Series

Dragonero, The Next Sergio Bonelli Ongoing Series

Bleeding Cool recently reported that Sergio Bonelli Editore was to publish a brand new ongoing series, Saguaro, something it hasn't done for many years. Well, you wait for ages and two come along at once – or artehr, a year apart. Dragonero is a new ongoing series planned by the Italian publisher 2013. Based on […]

Saguaro – Sergio Bonelli Editores First New Ongoing Series For An Age

Saguaro – Sergio Bonelli Editore's First New Ongoing Series For An Age

Written by Disney Comics Italy writer Bruno Enna, it will tell the story of a federal agent who looks after Native American reservations Set in the seventies, the comic is named after a southern Arizonan cactus The first arc will be drawn by Fabio Valdambrin.For a company that has certainly published a fair few traditional[...]

The Funeral Of Sergio Bonelli

The Funeral Of Sergio Bonelli

Yesterday, in Milan, the funeral of seminal comics creatror, editor and publisher, Sergio Bonelli, was held in Milan. The comics industry across Europe, as well as family and friends, turned out for it. Here's a look, courtesy of the Tex Willer blog and Italian newspaper The Sun.