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HIGHLIGHTS 1940 - 1949

MONJE LOCO



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1940: From the radio show to the comic books: El Monje Loco, a horror host, begins in Chamaco. Main characters of the year: El Monje Loco 1941: In January, Chamaco becomes the first daily Mexican Comic Book. Main characters of the year: Don proverbio (A host) 1942: PINGO 1 (May 15) PINOCHO 1 (Jun) Main characters of the year: Rolando el rabioso ( reap.) Monje loco ( reap. ) Adelaido ( reap. ) 1943: José G. Cruz introduces the photo-mounted technique (fotomontaje): photographed characters glued over painted backgrounds. Main characters of the year: Gitanillo Carta Brava Hombre Azul Poca Luz (from Chamaco's Padrinos y Vampiresos) Memín Pinguín (From Pepin's Almas de Niño, shown above) Chispitas (from Chamaco's Flor de Arrabal) El Ingenuo Ricardín 1944: Main characters of the year: Wama, El Hijo de la Luna 1945: CARTONES 1 (Sep 27) Reissued stuff from the TAMEZ FEATURES SYNDICATE. 1946: CARTONES 1 ( 2nd -extra- edition ) ( 14 Oct. ) Containing the same characters than the original edition, but with new adventures. Main characters of the year: Pepe el inquieto 1948: FIGURAS 1 ( May ) Space adventures at their best! Main charactersof the year: Supersabios ( Reap. ) Halcón Blanco 1949: CUENTOS DE WALT DISNEY 1 ( Oct.) HISTORIETAS DE WALT DISNEY 1 ( Oct. ) Printed following the american comic book standards, both above are the early titles of Sociedad Editora de América, later known as Organizacion Editorial Novaro Main characters of the year: La Familia Burrón Ricardo Lacroá Super Pancho

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1932 - 1939

1950 - 1959

1960 - 1969

ARTISTS 1932 - 1969

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