L’Avventuroso

Published by Casa Editrice G. Nerbini (founded in 1897 by Giuseppe Nerbini) in Florence, Italy on the 15th of May 1937, this comic series was titled L’Avventuroso, and was considered to be the worlds first comic book released to solely feature the Phantom.

The series ran for 12 editions, in full color and contains approximately 40 pages. The comics are in landscape format measuring 31.5cm x 22.6cm.

Translating to ‘The Masked Man’, L’ Uomo Mascherato is the prominent heading on issue 1 with a cover price of 2 lire, with The Singh Brotherhood story published.

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Full Series

L’Avventuroso

In issue 101 of L’Avventuroso (translated to ‘The Adventurous’), dated 13th of September 1936, Mario Nerbini triumphantly announces to readers of purchasing the rights to publish the Phantom, made on the same day as the release of the Phantom comic strip in the United States.

On the last page (please see below), L’Uomo Mascherato makes his first appearance in Italy in full color.

Issue #101

Issue #102

Issue #103