Tag Archives: italy

Lucca – It’s Like Two San Diegos In One

Lucca Comics & Games is a comic con held in Italy. It’s big. How big? Well, for the show two weeks ago, they sold 240,000 tickets with around 400,000 visiting the city for events around the show. Basically, that’s two …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

Italy To Publish Portfolio Of Milo Manara’s Marvel Work

Italian artist Milo Manara is famed for, well, that kind of artwork. And he’s been doing a few variant covers for Marvel Comics of late. Just to keep his hand in. Well, now Panini Comics Italia is doing a portfolio collecting ten of …

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 …

Thirty-One Of The Best Comic Store Logos, According To The Retailer Best Practice Awards

The Diamond Retailer Best Pratice Awards are given out by the comic book distributor to comic stores to reward “best practice” – and other stores get to vote on who is their favourite. The nominations for the Spring 2014 are …

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 …

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

P. Alessandro Polito writes: I’m a musician. 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …