26 July 2006

TOP SECRET: SADISTIK on the loose... Spotted in San Francisco and San Diego!

The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal known as SADISTIK has begun his American crime campaign in earnest! SADISTIK 1: MONSTER with a 1000 MASKS finds the King of Crime in San Francisco hatching his plan to steal millions in antique gold coins from a corrupt prince's exploding safe! Aided by his incomparable beauty, Dana, The Imperceptible One must face competing criminals, the local police (led by the implacable Inspector Grant) and deadly Communist Agents!

This is a reprint of the original first issue of Killing / Satanik, released in 1966 and in English for the first time. There's an article on the history of European super villains from Fantomas to Diabolik and a "You Solve It" comic also from the first issue. Plus an article about Luciana Paoli (aka Dana, Sadistik's one true love) crammed with pin-ups. These pin ups are different than the ones seen in the SADISTIK Limited Edition: HELL WAITS! (which is still available until the end of August).

Besides Luciana Paoli as Dana, this issue marks the first appearance of many actors who would become regular members of the cast, like Rico Boido as a KGB killer, Gabriella Giorgelli, Renato Baldini and Erno Crisa... all under the capable directorial hands of Rosario Borelli. The cover features actress/model Mary Arden.

SADISTIK 1 made its premiere at the 2006 San Diego Comic Convention where advance copies were given to the press and industry professionals for promotion. Comicfix, the publisher of SADISTIK, plans a big presence at the next San Diego Con with the premiere of The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal documentary (now in production) and an appearance by the King of Crime himself! Other Comicfix-related news at the Convention included a new Rat Fink documentary and a potential publisher for the Bob Marley bio-graphic novel.

SADISTIK 1 got a great reception by everyone who saw it at the con. As a treat to readers of The Mask of Death, a 14 page PDF preview of SADISTIK 1 is available free by scrolling to the bottom of this page link. The book will be available for the special price of $7.99 during August at the goSADISTIK.com website.

Coming Soon: Previews of the Beware: Sadistik comic book, the Killing Time fanzine and news on the SADISTIK TV show!


Javier Hernandez said...

I'm one of them folks who got a copy of SADISTIK at Con and I did indeed love it. Sharp looking book, Mort!

I know this is no suprise, but one of my Fanaticos del Muerto Street Team ninjas spotted a Sadistik sticker on a phonebooth (or bubble?) in New York. So, Sadistik's crime wave is indeed spreading all over this great land of ours!

Bill Cunningham said...

Hey guys!

Is Sadistik available at my local comic shop?

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Diabolikal Super Kriminal said...

The preview will be available soon for download from goSADISTIK.com

If you CAN'T wait, send an e-mail to sadistik @ comicfix.com and we will send you the preview as an attachment!