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Diabolik

Post by paw broon » 15 Nov 2012, 11:50

There was talk of how well comics are doing outside Britain and USA a couple of years ago, in relation to what was happening in Europe and Japan. One of the titles mentioned was Diabolik and there are free mini-comics to read on the official website:-
http://www.diabolik.it/fumetto.asp
There is even a photonovel, nowadays quite unusual but, at one time, a very popular entertainment.
On the main site, there is a lot of info. on current issues and a lot of news. This is still a very popular title with a new comic and 2 different reprints every month, albums a couple of times a year, hardback reprints and other Diabolik related stuff.

Sergio Bonelli titles were also mentioned and you can see the titles and characters on the site:-
http://www.sergiobonellieditore.it/
There is a button for English readers. There are still comics everywhere in Italy. And in France, Belgium, Netherlands and to a slightly lesser extent, in Spain, there are albums and comics all over the shop.
Does make you wonder what we have done wrong.

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Re: Diabolik

Post by felneymike » 15 Nov 2012, 14:31

My only exposure to Diabolik for years was the final episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 :lol:

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Re: Diabolik

Post by Digifiend » 15 Nov 2012, 16:20

I remember watching a Diabolik cartoon on Fox Kids 12 years ago.

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Re: Diabolik

Post by stevezodiac » 15 Nov 2012, 22:09

I bought the dvd of the film Danger Diabolik a couple of years ago as I like 60s stuff. John Phillip Law played the title character. He was more famous for playing the angel in Barbarella - another of my favourite films and I urge any of our younger members to get a dvd of it. JPL was also the star of Death Rides a Horse - a great spaghetti western with Lee Van Cleef.

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Re: Diabolik

Post by paw broon » 16 Nov 2012, 17:03

You're right about Barbarella and it was also a comic by Jean-Claude Forest. Details here for those who weren't aware of it:-
http://www.bedetheque.com/serie-6049-BD-Barbarella.html

There are a few other films of the Diabolik type but I don't think any have been released in an English language version. The most well known are the 2 Kriminal films -
Kriminal and Il Marchio di Kriminal. IMDB has details:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060608/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061952/
There are also, Satanik and Mister X .
Kriminal, was, imo, the best of the neri/gialli comics especially when illustrated by Magnus. I'm a huge fan. Here he is and his alter ego, Anthony Logan:-
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiec ... GSub=91288

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