1950

Red Carson

Red Carson

Red Carson was the hero of an unusual , enthralling western imported from the United States. The author was Warren Tufts, whose style was extremely reminiscent of that of the great Alex Raymond. In fact, even the protagonist of the stories (whose original name was Casey Ruggles, and who was at first renamed Red Carson and, later, the Iron Sheriff) had more than a touch of similarity with Flash Gordon. The adventures had a number of atypical characteristics for a western comic strip, rich in humor and mystery as they were. Many of the original American stories did not follow the normal narrative mode, so that an episode might even end in suspense, without its logical conclusion, the latter being left to the reader's imagination. G. L. Bonelli noted this imperfection and intervened personally in the translation, reinventing the dialogues to ensure they were more suited to the tastes of Italian readers and inserting more traditional (and more coherent) linking episodes, illustrated by the very skillful hand of Mario Uggeri.