Worlds of Adventure gathers together four never previously reprinted, full-colour strips illustrated by Gino D'Antonio.
In the late 1960s, while he was writing the epic Storia del West in his native Italy, D'Antonio was collaborating with Mike Butterworth to adapt some of literature's most famous adventure stories: 'The Wanderings of Ulysses', 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' (Jules Verne), 'Quo Vadis' (Henryk Sienkiewicz) and 'A Tale of Two Cities' (Charles Dickens) - stories that span history from Greek myth and the gladiatorial circuses of Rome to the French Revolution and an innovatory French tale describing the adventures of Nemo, a 19th century Ulysses wandering the oceans in the wake of the Industrial Revolution.
D'Antonio was a popular artist in England, although his name was known only to the editorial staff and agents through whom he worked. He had been drawing for British comics for over a decade, his first illustrations appearing in 1955 followed by his first strips in 1956. D'Antonio worked for some of Britain's finest comics, including Eagle, Express Weekly and Boys' World, although he will always be remembered for his war comics, drawn for War, Battle, War at Sea and Front Line in 1958-68. Thanks to their constant recycling, they influenced a hugely diverse range of artists.
Authors: Gino D'Antonio, Mike Butterworth
Artist: Gino D'Antonio
Publisher: Bear Alley Books, 2013 First Edition
Number of pages: 90
Format: Soft Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 8" x 12" (210mm x 297mm)
Price:> £30.00 IN STOCK € $