|Vintage Pulp||Oct 13 2015|
One old west heroine plus one six shooter equals lots of perforated cowboys.
Italy’s SIE, aka Società Iniziative Editoriali, published fifty-six issues of the fumetto La vergine nera, aka The Black Virgin, from 1969 to 1972. Put together by writer Onofrio Bramante and artist Edgardo Dell’acqua, the main character Helena Trucker is a gunslinger and general badass in the American west. As is common in fumetti, she gets into a lot of sexual predicaments, but she also deals with bad guys in hyper violent fashion and is truly not to be messed with. Edgardo Dell’acqua was old school. Born in 1916, his comic output began with Mario e Furio nell'Africa misteriosa in 1936. La vergine nera came at the end of his career. Above you see thirteen examples.
ItalySocietà Iniziative EditorialiLa vergine neraMario e Furio nell'Africa misteriosaEdgardo Dell'acquaOnofrio Bramantecomic art