Fabio Geda Presentation - No Country for Superheroes: A Short History of Comics in Italy

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From Dec. 27, 1908 − traditionally considered the date of birth of Italian comics − to today, the "fumetto" has gone through different genres: adventure, comedy, sci-fi, horror, noir, nonsense, satire, etc. Everything but the superheroes. For some reason, men and women with superhuman powers, costumed crime fighters, and masked vigilantes are believable among the skycrapers but not in the streets of an Italian city. They can fly over the American suburbs but not over the hills of Tuscany. In describing a century of Italian comics, from Bilbolbul to Gipi passing through Bonelli's format, Fabio Geda will try to explain why.

Thursday, 07 November, 2013


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