Monday, October 26, 2015

European Western Comic Books - Thomas Gun

Thomas Gunn was the latest attempt to bring to market another character within the western. It is set during the period of the pioneers attempt to conqueror the legendary prairies of the Wild West. It is the perfect backdrop in which to find a western hero. Thomas Gun, a man with rough methods, is the protagonist and his unusual adventures in saloons and the inevitable victim of fascinating beauties.

The publishing house Augsburg tries, entrusting a respected name in the heading, the story and the designs are entrusted to Max Bunker (Luciano Secchi), a name that strives for the modernity of his covers, immortal and idolized by fans for decades (see Kriminal, Satanik, El Gringo, etc). The series, consists of only one issue, although it is has been announced the release of the second issue "The embrace of death", never published. The only book in issue therefore remains only the first, entitled "Gold Blackfork".

The comic book was released in 1969 by Max Bunker (Luciano Secchi)

Max Bunker, pseudonym of Luciano Secchi (August 24, 1939, Milan, Lombardy, Italy), is an Italian comic book writer, best known as author of Alan Ford in 1969.

His career started with a western style comic book Maschera Nera (Black Mask), in 1962. He created with success comics such as Kriminal and Satanik in collaboration with Magnus (Roberto Raviola). Also with Magnus, the series Maxmagnus proved successful, though arguably Bunker's most famous comics series is Alan Ford (published in May 1969), for which he wrote scenarios, with Magnus responsible for the artwork in the first 75 issues.

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