1959

Giubba Rossa

Giubba Rossa

Of English origin, although almost all the illustrators were Italian, this series narrates the adventures of Sergeant Dick of the Canadian Mounties, or "Red Coats", as they were often called. The plots develop according to the classical adventure story, and some of the episodes were very carefully illustrated. Particularly interesting is the episode entitled "La rivolta dei Cherokee", splendidly drawn by Renzo Calegari, who had already reached the height of his powers. This story appeared separately from the series, as an appendix to the Piccolo Ranger strips. Once the English series finished, the adventures of the heroic sergeant were further described in Italy, where they were continued by G. L. Bonelli (scripts) and Sergio Tarquinio (artwork). Giubba Rossa thus acquired full title to entry into the Olympus of Italian comic strip characters.