Storia del West

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Storia del West
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Publication date1967-1980

Storia del West (i.e. "History of the West") is a comic book series created in 1967 by Gino D'Antonio and Renzo Calegari.[1][2][3]


A detailed and well-documented historical account of American frontier narrated from the point of view of a family of Irish immigrants, the MacDonalds, the series feature mythical figures such as Wild Bill Hickock, Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane, George Armstrong Custer, Wyatt Earp, Kit Carson. It consists of 73 issues (in its first edition) and it was published by CEPIM from 1967.[2][3]

D'Antonio served as the sole writer and cover illustrator, while artists of the stories included the same D'Antonio, Renzo Calegari, Renato Polese and Sergio Tarquinio.[1][2][3]

The series was later entirely republished between 1984 and 1990, adding new material in the early stories to reach 75 issues. Later a short story in which is revealed the real fate of Gerge A. Custer. Anthologies of stories were released by Mondadori.[1] The series was reprinted in colors in 1995 by Hobby & Work. Since then it was reprinted at least other two times.


  1. ^ a b c Gianni Bono. Guida al fumetto italiano. Epierre, 2003. pp. 594–5, 1806–7.
  2. ^ a b c Franco Fossati. "La Storia del West". Dizionario Illustrato del Fumetto. Mondadori, 1992. ISBN 8804355441.
  3. ^ a b c Graziano Origa. "Storia del West". Enciclopedia del fumetto - Avventura. Ed. Ottaviano, 1977. p. 110.