Monday, December 16, 2019

European comic books! Albi Ferrero / Albi Salgari


The Albi Ferrero series of comic books was published in 1948, and consisted of 41 issues beginning with #1 in 12/12/1948 and ending with #41 on 9/20.1949. It was published in Milan, Italy at the publishing house of Editrice Star underthe direction of Tristano Torelli and Gisto Veglieri. It was a weekly publication with color cover and pages of black white cartoon drawings which were usually contained within its 12 pages.

It initially printed material that had appeared in the newspaper Salgari and then it began using unpublished stories. Drawings were by Walter Molino, Rino Albertarelli, Raffaele Paparella, Paolo Piffarerio, Camillo Zuffi, Dino Attanasio, Dario Natoli with covers drawn by Palu (Franco Paludetti) except those on numbers 9 and 10 which were drawn by Paolo Piffarerio. Beginning with #7 (January 25, 1949 changes were made in the heading design and from #15 (March 22, 1949) the title was changed to Albi Salgari, a weekly of great adventures. Several of these were western adventures.

Titles
01 (12.12.48) - “Sulle frontiere del Far West” (I) (Molino) ("On the Frontiers of the Far
     West I)
02 (19.12.48) - “Sulle frontiere del Far West” (II) (Molino) ("On the Frontiers of the Far
     West II)
03 (26.12.48) - “I Misteri della Yungla Nera” (I) (Albertarelli) (The Mysteries of the
     Black Yungla I)
04 (02.01.49) - “ Misteri della Yungla Nera” (II) (Albertarelli) (The Mysteries of the
     Black Yungla II)
05 (09.01.49) - “I Misteri della Yungla Nera” (III) (Albertarelli) (The Mysteries of the
     Black Yungla III)
06 (16.01.49) - “I Misteri della Yungla Nera” (IV) (Albertarelli) (The Mysteries of the
     Black Yungla IV)
07 (25.01.49) - “Le stragi delle Filippine” (I) (Paparella) (The Massacres of the
     Philippines I)
08 (01.02.49) - “Le stragi delle Filippine” (II) (Paparella) (The Massacres of the
      Philippines II)
08.02.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero” (Piffarerio) (Conquering an Empire)
15.02.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero - La Tigre Nera” (Piffarerio) (Conquering an
     Empire – The Black Tiger)
11 (22.02.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero - La confessione del fachiro” (Piffarerio)
     (To the Conquest of an Empire - The Confession of the Fakir)
12 (01.03.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero - La libreazione di Surama” (Piffarerio)
     (To the Conquest of an Empire - The Liberation of Suram)
13 (08.03.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero - Una caccia emozionante” (Piffarerio)
     (Conquering an Empire - An Exciting Hunt) 
14 (15.03.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero - Il trionfo di Yanez” (Piffarerio) (To the
     Conquest of an Empire - The Triumph of Yanez)
15 (22.03.49) - “Il Corsaro Nero” (Albertarelli) (The Black Corsair)
16 (22.03.49) - “Il Corsaro Nero - Il giuramento del corsaro” (Albertarelli) (The Black
      Corsair – The Corsair’s Oath)
17 (05.04.49) - “Il Corsaro Nero - L’attacco a Maracaybo” (Albertarelli) (The Black
      Corsair - Attack on Maracaybo)
18 (19.04.49) - “Il Corsaro Nero - La sconfitta di Wan Guld” (Albertarelli e Natoli)
      The Black Corsair - The defeat of Wan Guld)
19 (26.04.49) - “I minatori dell’Alaska ” (I) (The Miners of Alaska)
20 (12.04.49) - “I minatori dell’Alaska - Un terribile duello” (II) (The Miners of Alaska
      - a Terrible Duel)
21 (03.05.49) - “I minatori dell’Alaska - Il tradimento di Tanana” (III) (The Miners of
      Alaska – The Betrayal of Tanana)
22 (10.05.49) - “I minatori dell’Alaska - Il paese dell’oro” (IV) (The Miners of Alaska –
      The Land of Gold)
23 (17.05.49) - “I briganti del Riff” (I) (The Brigands of Riff)
24 (24.05.49) - “I briganti del Riff - La strega dei Venti” (II) (The Brigands of Riff – The
     Witch of the Winds)
25 (31.05.49) - “I briganti del Riff - La conquista del Gurugù” (III) (The Brigands of Riff
     - The Conquest of the Gurugù
26 (07.06.49) - “Il Leone di Damasco - La sfida” (Paparella) (The Lion of Damascus –
     The Challenge)
27 (14.06.49) - “Il Leone di Damasco - Il gigante Domoko” (Paparella) (The Lion of
     Damascus – the Giant Domoko)
28 (21.06.49) - “Il Leone di Damasco - L’impresa di Muley” (Paparella) (The Lion of
     Damascus - Muley's undertaking)
29 (28.06.49) - “Il Leone di Damasco - La disfatta di Haradya” (Paparella) (The Lion of
     Damascus - The defeat of Haradya
30 (05.07.49) - “Il fiore delle perle - Il tradimento del malese“ (Paparella) (The Flower of
     Pearls - The Betrayal of the Malay) (The Flower of Pearls - The tricks of Than-Kiù)
31 (12.07.49) - “Il fiore delle perle - Le astuzie di Than-Kiù” (Paparella) (The Flower of
     Pearls - The Tricks of Than-Kiù)
32 (19.07.49) - “Il fiore delle perle - Pandaras l’insidiatore” (Paparella) (The Flower of
     Pearls – the Intruder)
33 (26.07.49) - “Il fiore delle perle - I cacciatori di teste” (Paparella) (The Flower of
     Pearls – the Headhunters)
34 (02.08.49) - “Il fiore delle perle - Salvati nella foresta” (Paparella) (The Flower of
     Pearls – Saved in the Forest)
35 (09.08.49) - “L’uomo di fuoco” (Zuffi/Cremonini) (The Man of Fire)
36 (16.08.49) - “L’uomo di fuoco - Il marinaio di Solis” (Zuffi/Cremonini) (The Man of
      Fire – the Sailor of Solis)
37 (23.08.49) - “L’uomo di fuoco - Sotto la minaccia degli Eimuri” (Zuffi/Cremonini)
     The Man of Fire - Under the threat of the Eimuri)
38 (30.08.49) - “L’uomo di fuoco - L’assalto dei Tupinabi” (Zuffi/Cremonini) (The Man
     of Fire - The Assault of the Tupinabi)
39 (06.09.49) - “La perla sanguinosa - La fuga dal penitenziario” (Attanasio) (The
     Bloody pearl - The Escape from the Penitentiary
40 (13.09.49) - “La perla sanguinosa - La principessa di Karnikobar” (Attanasio) (The
     Bloody Pearl - The Princess of Karnikoba)
41 (20.09.49) - “La perla sanguinosa - La valle dei pitoni” (Attanasio) (The Bloody Pearl
     - The Valley of the Pythons)

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