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Little Nemo

Little Nemo, the main fictional character by Winsor McCay (1871-1934), appeared in the “New York Herald” on October 15, 1905. Although a comic strip, it was far from a simple children’s fantasy; it was often dark, surreal, threatening and even violent. The strip related the dreams of a little boy:[…]

Uncle Scrooge

Scrooge McDuck or Uncle Scrooge is a fictional Scottish character, created by Carl Barks, who first appeared in the story “Christmas on Bear Mountain” published in “Dell Comics Four Color Comics” #178 in December 1947. Over the decades, Scrooge has emerged from being just a supporting character of the Donald[…]


The Spirit (Denny Colt) is a crime-fighting fictional character created by writer-artist Will Eisner. He first appeared June 2, 1940 in “The Spirit Section”, the colloquial name given to a seven-page insert into American Sunday-newspaper comics sections. In the 2000s, following Eisner’s death, the Spirit appears in comic books published[…]


“The Adventures of Tintin” (“Les Aventures de Tintin”) is a series of comic strip narratives created by Georges Remi under the pseudonym Hergé (a transposing of his initials, R G, as pronounced in French). They first appeared in French in a children’s supplement to the Belgian newspaper “Le Vingtième Siècle”[…]

Dylan Dog

Dylan Dog was created by Tiziano Sclavi for the Italian publishing house “Sergio Bonelli Editore” or, in English, “Bonelli Comics”. “Dark Horse Comics” has published the English version of Dylan Dog. Dylan Dog is a penniless nightmare investigator who defies the whole preceding horror tradition with a vein of surrealism[…]

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Spider-Man is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe, created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. First appearing in “Amazing Fantasy #15” (Aug. 1962), he has become one of the world’s most popular, enduring and recognizable superheroes. When Spider-Man first saw print in the 1960s, teenage characters[…]

Corto Maltese

Corto Maltese, a sailor-adventurer created by Italian comic book creator Hugo Pratt, debuted in the serial “Una Ballata del Mare Salato” (Ballad of the Salt Sea, 1967) concerning smugglers and pirates in the WW1-era Pacific Islands. The comics have been translated in many languages outside Italy. Corto Maltese (possibly derived[…]