14 July 2006

¡VIVA KILING y NAMUR!

All hail Argentina's real revolutionary: KILING! While a certain Argentinean born revolutionary (now as ubiquitous as Mickey Mouse on t-shirts) was responsible for thousands of very real, horrible deaths in the labor camps he created, our favorite fictional murderer was a revolutionary in his own right considering the cultural climate of the time.

During Juan Peron’s regime, Argentina had strict censorship in place, yet somehow the Diabolikal Super Kriminal slipped through! When the King of Crime appeared in 1970s Argentina as Kiling some of the more lascivious scenes (but not violent ones) were trimmed. The reprints of the European editions were so popular that when they ran out of stories to publish, they created new dramas featuring the The Imperceptible One and Dana!

And hoping to repeat the success, they created the Sexy Super Spy, Namur and Yorga, The Lizard Man (in a Carlo Rambaldi mask). And in the best tradition of costumed comic characters, they all had crossovers.

To American comics fans, this is like a weird alternate reality of 1970s comic books… with photos instead of drawings and in another language! And the average fan can’t get much exposure to these rare foreign comics. Until now.

Comicfix, the publishers of America’s first photo novel series SADISTIK, will be releasing a new periodical, KILLING TIME, about the genre around the world.

KILLING TIME will be the first magazine about international photo novels and will focus on the weird side of it. The first issue will have an article on the Spanish version of SADISTIK in South America by Roberto Barreiro and coverage on how The Diabolikal One was censored in Argentina by Diego Baccino.

Plus Roberto returns with an introduction to Namur, Danger Supreme! With lots of photos of the 70s sexy super spy, the history of the character, info on the actress and a checklist of the first ten issues! You have to see her to believe her!

Now if all this wasn’t novel enough for a magazine about strange characters, it will also be multi-lingual! The first issue, focusing on South America as it does, will be in Spanish and English. In future issues there will be articles from international contributors printed in their native language as well as English. The King of Crime has cast a long shadow around the world and this magazine will put a spotlight on many of his long-kept secrets… Who was really behind the mask? When did the government censors really stop the French edition? And, maybe, whatever happened to Luciana Paoli?

Still more! The magazine will be available FREE on-line in a PDF download or to purchase as a full color magazine. KILLING TIME, reflecting on the past, will have a lot of famous firsts!


KILLING TIME #1: Available in September 2006 for download or purchase! Stay tuned to goSADISTIK.com!

6 comments:

roberto said...

great post Mort...
by the way, love the che-mart link...

roberto said...

...even if the guys are a bunch of reactionary who think that the world is divided between John wayne good guys (them) and evil empires (=us)
But i can forgive them for his unP.C. attitude
Hope they laugh equally every 11/9...

Dread Michael said...

Is Che in the magazine? He certainly fits the subtitle as a murderer, monster and maniac.

roberto said...

yes dread michael, just at the left of George W. Bush, NIxon, Teddy Roosevelt, Andrew Jackson and all the USA presidents who killed people (Injuns, commies, Arabs, terrorist, you pick the name) who doesn`t think as they thinked ...

Diabolikal Super Kriminal said...

This posting has created a Che controvery on another bone-wearing comics character's message board. Got to: http://www.elmuerto.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=936

roberto said...

thanks todd!!!