Captain Miki

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Capitan Miki
Publication information
Genre Western
Publication date 1951-1967.
Main character(s) Capitan Miki, Salasso, Doppio Rhum
Creative team
Created by EsseGesse

Capitan Miki (translation: Captain Miki) is an Italian comic book, created by the trio EsseGesse.[1] Miki was first published in Italy on July 1, 1951.[2] It gained a great commercial success,[3] selling over 500.000 copies per week and launching the careers of its three authors.[4]


Miki is a young boy who, after carrying out a number of successful missions is promoted, in spite of his young age, to the rank of captain of rangers in Nevada. Miki has a young fiancée, Susy, the daughter of the fort commandant. His best friends are Doppio Rhum (Double Rum) and Doctor Salasso. Doppio Rhum was inspired by the actor Gabby Hayes in many western films of the 1930s and 1940s, and Doctor Salasso by the drunken Doc, portrayed by Thomas Mitchell in the classic western film Stagecoach (1939).


  1. ^ Maurice Horn. The World encyclopedia of comics. Chelsea House Publishers, 1976. 
  2. ^ EsseGesse. I Classici del Fumetto Serie Oro - Capitan Miki. L'Espresso/ Panini Comics, 2005. 
  3. ^ Ferruccio Giromini. Gulp!: 100 anni a fumetti : un secolo di disegni, avventure, fantasia. Electa, 1996. 
  4. ^ Letture , Volume 59,Edizioni 603-606. 2004.