1957

yado

yado

Yado is the son of a Paiute witch doctor who, in order to prevent the sachem of his tribe from killing a white woman, decided to marry her and was then sent into exile together with her, where he brought Yado up in the native tradition. The young Yado thus grew to have immense magic powers, and shaped his life around the aim of seeking revenge for the hostile treatment meted out to his parents. The protagonist is always accompanied by the faithful Kerr, a coyote, and the stallion Hund, and thanks to his magic powers Yado is able to communicate with both of these animals as if they were human beings. Written by G. L. Bonelli and graphically rendered by Francesco Gamba, the story gives vent to Bonelli's never-ending love for magic and the esoteric, which he later sporadically transferred to Tex as well.