Who is Tex

The world of Tex

The world of Tex

A Far West poised between reality and imagination. But Tex Willer is a timeless legend!

Tex transcends the boundaries of the western genre. Although as a character Tex belongs to the world of the Wild West, he very often finds himself caught up in adventures that take him almost beyond the boundaries of reality, into "Twilight Zone" (or, in a more modern perspective, into the "X-Files") adventures. It is no coincidence that his Enemy par excellence is a magician, Mefisto. Tex has more than once become embroiled in a struggle against the supernatural. He has fought against adherents of Voodoo, who unleashed hordes of zombie against him, and he has faced witches and werewolves. He has clashed with immortal beings such as the Egyptian Rakos and with descendants of the Mayas and the Aztecs, and has wrestled with their magic arts. In many stories verging on the fantastic, he has been helped by the scholar-witch-doctor El Morisco, an expert in occult sciences. Tex has the greatest respect for the magic practices of Indian medicine men, who have saved his life on numerous occasions. And he is fearless even in the most terrifying circumstances: several times he has come face to face with alien invaders (of a humanoid or vegetal type, rather like "The thing from another world") in stories that are a tribute to the B-movies of the 1950s. He has seen the ghosts of the "Queen of Spades" and of an old monk persecuting and killing their own murderers, he has discovered the secret of the mythical "philosopher's stone" (which changed lead into gold). 
 
For many years, the Text stories were not set in any specific historical period (but their historical precision has now increased and one may hazard a guess that they are set around the 1870s or 1880s). Tex was able to fight in the Civil War, he decimated the Dalton Gang, he defeated Butch Cassidy's "Wild Bunch", met Geronimo and fought on the side of the revolutionaries in Mexico. He thwarted an attack on President Grant and discovered   
who really assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Some of these events are hard to reconcile with one another, but they are accepted because Tex is a legend and legends live beyond the bounds of time. Tex challenged the famous figure Buffalo Bill (real name, William Cody) in a target shooting competition, when he was a buffalo hunter and was considered the sharpest shot in the West. And Tex also witnessed his Wild West Show, the traveling circus founded by Cody at the end of the nineteenth century. And he met one of the stars of the show, the target shooter Annie Oakley.
Tex transcends the boundaries of the western genre. Although as a character Tex belongs to the world of the Wild West, he very often finds himself caught up in adventures that take him almost beyond the boundaries of reality, into "Twilight Zone" (or, in a more modern perspective, into the "X-Files") adventures. It is no coincidence that his Enemy par excellence is a magician, Mefisto. Tex has more than once become embroiled in a struggle against the supernatural. He has fought against adherents of Voodoo, who unleashed hordes of zombie against him, and he has faced witches and werewolves. He has clashed with immortal beings such as the Egyptian Rakos and with descendants of the Mayas and the Aztecs, and has wrestled with their magic arts. In many stories verging on the fantastic, he has been helped by the scholar-witch-doctor El Morisco, an expert in occult sciences.

 

Tex has the greatest respect for the magic practices of Indian medicine men, who have saved his life on numerous occasions. And he is fearless even in the most terrifying circumstances: several times he has come face to face with alien invaders (of a humanoid or vegetal type, rather like "The thing from another world") in stories that are a tribute to the B-movies of the 1950s. He has seen the ghosts of the "Queen of Spades" and of an old monk persecuting and killing their own murderers, he has discovered the secret of the mythical "philosopher's stone" (which changed lead into gold).  


For many years, the Text stories were not set in any specific historical period (but their historical precision has now increased and one may hazard a guess that they are set around the 1870s or 1880s). Tex was able to fight in the Civil War, he decimated the Dalton Gang, he defeated Butch Cassidy's "Wild Bunch", met Geronimo and fought on the side of the revolutionaries in Mexico. He thwarted an attack on President Grant and discovered  who really assassinated Abraham Lincoln

Some of these events are hard to reconcile with one another, but they are accepted because Tex is a legend and legends live beyond the bounds of time. Tex challenged the famous figure Buffalo Bill (real name, William Cody) in a target shooting competition, when he was a buffalo hunter and was considered the sharpest shot in the West. And Tex also witnessed his Wild West Show, the traveling circus founded by Cody at the end of the nineteenth century. And he met one of the stars of the show, the target shooter Annie Oakley.