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SADISTIK The King of Crime! #1
Secret Origin of a Killer! Silver Age Limited Edition
Ernesto R. Garcia, Osvaldo Walter Viola
Edited and translated by
SADISTIK: PLAYBOY THIEF, MASTER of DISGUISE, ESCAPE ARTIST, SERIAL KILLER and EXPERT HEDONIST!!
In 1966, a character named Killing started a 62 issue run of photo comics in Italy, while published in France as Satanik (until it was banned after 18 issues). The skeleton clad killer materialized in other countries under different names in various languages, and now in English, as Sadistik. The character was so popular in Turkey that over a dozen unauthorized films were produced!
The King of Crime also had a long run in Argentina under the name Kiling. It was so successful that after the original run was printed, the publishers created new adventures with local actors and locales. They expanded their line to include Kiling paperback novels and comics. By 1974, they launched the magazine Skorpio, a comics magazine featuring some of the world's best cartoonists. Along with cowboy, sci-fi and barbarian strips was a comic strip version of Kiling written by Eugenio Zappietro (as Ray Collins, who also wrote the new photo novels) and artists Ernesto Garcia and famous Argentinean cartoonist Osvaldo Walter Viola (known as "Oswal").
These rare comics are great fun and of interest to comics and Sadistik fans worldwide and are presented here in English, comic size and in color for the first time.
I AM DEATH!
Once upon a time a man put on a skeleton suit and began an incredible career in crime! But who was he and how did he meet his companion Dana? This tale from Argentina purports to tell it all!
THE DEATH OF SADISTIK!
Meet the mysterious, masked crime fighter SKORPIO! A dying French man wants a priest to find the vigilante... How does this all connect to the end of the Monster with a 1000 Masks?!
ART OF AN ASSASSIN!
The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal was also the star of an Argentinean paperback series and a portfolio of portraits from those pulp fiction classics is presented.
- Publication Date:
- 1508814368 / 9781508814368
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6.75" x 10.25"
- Full Color with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery