A PREVIEW of The Great Diabolik: The Death Punch
A new adventure sees Diabolik committed to carry out an investigation into the fascinating world of boxing: for the first time we see him deal with rivals in fighting between the quotes for the true fans of his publishing history, and of the blows of the secrets of “the noble art”.
At the end of April back at the newsstand and the Great Diabolik with “death fist”, a history of 170 pages of comics written by Mario Gomboli and Tito Faraci (author of screenplay) and illustrated by Giuseppe Palumbo. The pencils of the prologue and epilogue are signed by Sergio Zaniboni: the last of his contribution to the diabolika saga, where he worked since 1969.
Diabolik is little time to Clerville. Has yet to discover many things in the city and, above all, of its dark sides. And so, accidentally, comes in contact with a boxing gym, and with the former boxing champion who runs it. A charismatic but ambiguous, that gathers around him young drifters and petty criminals looking for redemption. But Diabolik discovers that behind those gloves, those bags training, she might be hiding a secret related to local crime. And it wants to reveal that secret and take advantage of it and attended the gym. For the first time in his life faces an opponent to the sound of punches. For the first time in his life is found in the role of teacher of martial arts. But when it deepens the relationship with that strange boxer, reality reserve a few surprises. Dramatic and dangerous.
The story's protagonist is a boxer called Big Bolt. Name of the non-random, chosen to pay homage to the first character in comic books published by the Publishing House Astorina, in the summer of 1961. By a few years, boxing had become a sport following the Olympic games of Rome 1960 had brought to the fore Nino Benvenuti, winner of the gold medal in the category superwelter, transforming it into a true star. The Astorina acquired the rights to publish in Italy the adventures of Big-Ben Bolt, a boxing champion is the protagonist of a series of daily strips that appeared in the United States starting in the 1950's, drawn by John Cullen Murphy. And inside of the register number 18 (November 1962) to Big-Well we find the advertisement of the new magazine: Diabolik. After the Big-Well, no other character in comics will never Diabolik in the publications Astorina. Until the recent appearance of DK... but this is a different’story'.
The volume of 196 pages, will be sold at a price of € 5,40.
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