Monday, February 18, 2019

European Western Comic Books ~ Gli Albi D’Argento

 This comic book series, which echoes the most famous ALBI D'ORO in the title, publishes stories of a western setting with characters from Disney movies and TV series, taken from the comic books of Dell / Western Publishing. In the first eight issues the protagonist is DAVY CROCKETT (Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier), texts by Robert Ryder, Elizabeth Beecher and Del Connell and drawings by Tony Sgroi, John Ushler, Jesse Marsh; while the remaining four are dedicated to the comic versions of several feature films, drawings by John Ushler, Dan Spiegle. The covers are printed in five colors with a silver background, hence the name of the seres “The Silver Albums”.

This weekly series was first published in 1957 beginning with issue #1 on June 15, 1957 and ending with issue #12 May 15, 1958. The Silver Albums were published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore in Milan, Italy directed by Mario Gentilini and printed by Officine Grafiche Arnoldo Mondadori Editore in Verona, Italy. Each issue was 32 pages long with 4 colored covers and black and white pages.

01 (15.06.57) - “La giovinezza di Davy Crockett” "The youth of Davy Crockett"
02 (15.07.57) - “Giustizia cherokee” “Cherokee Justice”
03 (15.08.57) - “Il diario di Davy Crockett” "Davy Crockett's Diary"
04 (15.09.57) - “Davy Crockett e la grande corsa di chiatte” "Davy Crockett and the Great Barge                 
05 (15.10.57) - “Davy Crockett e i pirati del fiume” "Davy Crockett and the river pirates"
06 (15.11.57) - “Davy Crockett a Fort Alamo” Davy Crockett at Fort Alamo"
07 (15.12.57) - “Davy Crockett e la legge nella foresta” "Davy Crockett and the Law in the
08 (15.01.58) - “Davy Crockett e il traditore degli Osages” "Davy Crockett and the Traitor of the
09 (15.02.58) - “Il piccolo fuorilegge” "The Little Outlaw"
10 (15.03.58) - “La grande caccia alla locomotiva” "The Great Locomotive Chase"
11 (15.04.58) - “Zenzero e Bianchino” "Ginger and Bianchino"
12 (15.05.58) - “Carri, a Occidente!” "Carri, to the West!"

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