by Marcello Vaccari
My thanks to Marcello for his kind permission to lift his work and present it in English. Please visit his site: http://www.comune.modena.it/glamazonia/ for the full original text of his article in the original Italian. He has lots of other interesting web pages as well!
For the most part, I have edited out the general history of the character that can be found elsewhere on this web site in English and left that of Marvelman's Italian incarnation. - Matthew H. Gore
The first Italian number of Marvelmen N°1 (12/1965)
Marvelman is a little-known series but one that
always enters into conversations about superheroes published in
Italy. In 1965/66, the publisher Edit Europe produced 8 issues, of which 4 were of large format (33,5X24) and the other 4 smaller (29,5X22) . This series introduced Marvelman ,
one of the rare superheroes to have come out of Britain.
1st Issue following numeration
of Captain Marvel.
In Italy the only publication of the Marvelman series came about in the 1965/66 (after the British series ceased publication) for publisher Edit Europe, in one series which lasted 8 issues, of which 4 were of large format and the other 4 were small.
N°1 December 1965 (L.150 33,5X24)
Il fantastico pianeta Bleep.
N°2 January 1966
La minaccia subacquea
N°3 March 1966
N°4 April 1966
Il pericolo subacqueo
N°5 May 1966 (L.150 29,5X22)
Marvelman a Blackpool
N°6 June 1966
N°7 August 1966
N°8 December 1966
Marvelman e l'uglisauro