1953

Il Cavaliere Nero

Il Cavaliere Nero

Under this title ('The Black Horseman' - which to tell the truth was not really justified either by the storyline or the psychology, or even by the attire of the character) there appeared the adventures of Frisco Smith, a police officer in one of the railroad companies of the West. Dressed in a vaguely Mexican fashion, the hero of this serial is an excellent marksman with a mentality decidedly oriented towards the most complete respect for the letter of the law. He therefore differs from his avenging colleagues (guys like Tex, in other words), but at the same time his legalitarian attitude leads him to be colder and less appealing than the other characters of that era. His comic supporting figure in these adventures is a young Indian called Piccolo Corvo. The scripts were by G. L. Bonelli, and the artwork by EsseGesse (Sinchetto, Guzzon and Sartoris, the creators of famous characters such as Il Grande Blek, Capitan Miki and, for our own press, Il Comandante Mark).