Monday, July 30, 2018

European Western Comic Books ~ Skorpio

Skorpio is an Italian comic magazine, published since 1977 by the Roman publishing house Eura Editoriale and, since 2010, by Editoriale Aurea. Publishing has been continuous since 1977, it has exceeded one thousand numbered isues.

Skorpio is a weekly published comic book of from 92-114 pages. Over 1297 issues have been published in 25 years. At the beginning each issue it presents 6 complete comics with fixed characters and free stories as well as columns of games, engines, cinema, music, sports.  Two years after the publishing success of LANCIOSTORY (1975), the Eura Editoriale offers a similar publication in terms of format and content, to satisfy the demand for new stories from its readers.  The publisher's intent is to create a newspaper "with ever wider horizons in the field of adventure and fantasy".  The stories are not limited to the "classic" genres, from western to science fiction, but at least initially try other ways: from sea adventures to espionage, with an emphasis on horror-fantasy themes.  The SKORPIO series, The Lonely Avenger, designed by the Argentinean Ernesto Garcia Seijas, gives its name to the spy genre.

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