Character » Still, many have tried to put together a comprehensive chronology. Marshal offered to let him rejoin the rangers. During this time he also befriended a young, brash Navajo warrior called Tiger Jack. Another important skill of Tex is tracking, while not as good at it as his friend Tiger Jack, he's still a masterful tracker capable of following trail several days old. After a faux report made Marshal question him once again, Tex fashioned himself a black garb complete with a full mask to regain some freedom of movement. This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for: Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other While these were already well established from his first adventure (see below). Their commitment lasted until the battle of Shiloh, in the aftermath of the battle they found a dying Rod among the fallen, they were able to exchange a few words and relight their friendship before Rod passed away, cursing the "stupid, goddamned war which separates friends". Story: Claudio Nizzi Art: Joe Kubert Original title: Il cavaliere solitario, 2001 - (No 15) Publisher: SAF (Slovenia / USA), 2005 Format: Softcover, 175x240 mm, 240 pp., b&w Printed in … Unfortunately, while they were riding back to the U.S. border a patrol of Rurales intercepted them, and Gunny was shot. Tex is not only featured in a monthly comic book series, but also in a special series called Tex Albo Speciale (sometimes called Texone, meaning big Tex, because of their bigger size). Tex Willer appears in 1351 issues. Tex Willer, or Tex, is a very popular Italian western comic. Tex's closest friend in almost every adventure, since he became a ranger, is Kit Carson, loosely inspired by the historic figure of the same name.  The film was eventually made in 1985 by director Duccio Tessari as Tex and the Lord of the Deep. After a break of five years, Tex Willer has been published continuously since 1971. He usually pack two Colt revolvers and a lever-action rifle, first a Henry then a Winchester. After meeting the two cowboys, Dark asked them to join the 3rd Kentucky as scouts, Tex and Dick accepted under the condition of remaining civilians and not having to answer to anyone but Dark about their actions. The Tex Willer series is an Italian-made interpretation of the American Old West, inspired by the classical characters and stories of old American Western movies. Seen four times so far, Proteus (Perry Drayton), a man who can camouflage himself and change appearance with ease, El Muerto (Paco Ordoñez), a Mexican pistolero, one of three brothers, who were killed by Tex, The Black Tiger (Prince Sumankan), a malay prince from, The Master (Andrew Liddell), a mad scientist, For a non-exhaustive list of Italian authors, see, For a non-exhaustive list of Italian comic books, see, This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 18:36. send you an email once approved. From Red Arrow, Tex discovered that the heads of the smuggling ring were two businessmen from Gallup called Fred Brennan and John Teller. Other recurring characters include El Morisco (a kind of warlock-scientist of Egyptian origin, living in the north-east of Mexico), the Mexican Montales (originally a bandido that fought against a corrupted government, and after a successful politician), the Canadian trapper Gros-Jean, the Irish boxer Pat Mac Ryan, the Mounties Colonel Jim Brandon, San Francisco Police Department Captain Tom Devlin, the Apache chief Cochise, and the Navajo wizard Red Cloud. Notes #12/1998: en del av opplaget uten illustrasjon på side 115. Tex accepted and was tasked with a mission regarding a ring of smugglers that were smuggling weapons into the Navajo Reservation. Tex was created alongside another character called "Occhio Cupo" (Dark Eye), a dashing swordsman in the style of Alexandre Dumas. After going back to the Reservation, Tex dedicated most of his time to raising his son. After that Tex and Dick continued to work for the government by escorting convoys of wounded and food. Attempts had been made to adapt Tex into a film in the late 1960s and early 1970s in Italy. In Argentina, Tex was published in the 1950s by Editorial Abril in his weekly magazine Rayo Rojo, with the name of Colt Miller. After breaking out of jail with the help of Carson, Tex followed Mefisto to Mexico. The fan base in Brazil is especially large, but it is very popular also in Finland, Norway, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, France, Tamil Nadu, Serbia, Israel and Spain.. Later, Tex himself went on to become the Chief of the Navajo tribe. We know nothing of his childhood and his mother - who died when he was very young - but some hints suggest that she was a native or half-blooded. The first publisher was Tea Bonelli, Gianluigi's wife, and later their son Sergio took over the business. When Tex met Tiger for the first time he was following the same path of revenge that Tex had followed some time before, a group of Utes raiders killed Tiger's wife and he was tracking them down. In the years to come Dickart would become a skilled warlock and necromancer, but at the time Tex first met him he was just a stage magician working as a spy with the help of his sister Lily. Tex was forced to deal with his impetuous child and bring him along on many of his missions. Aquila della notte (Night's Eagle) In Brazil, Tex has been published uninterruptedly since 1971. English translations of Euro-comics: Tex Willer. Also Tex is famous from his incredibly powerful punches, usually described as "like a mule's kick". On their way to St. Louis they met lieutenant Klinder, a scout from the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry and saved him. Tex was born around 1840, the second son of the rancher Kenneth "Ken" Willer, who owned a small ranch near the village of Bitter Springs (Texas) next to the springs of the Nueces river. send you an email once approved. Also around this time Tex took upon himself the role of Indian agent of the Reservation. Native Americans are portrayed in a complex way, emphasizing positive and negative aspects of their culture. After coming back to the U.S.A. Tex embarked a couple of adventures before Mr. There he banded together with a good-hearted revolutionary called Montales, and together they arrested Mefisto and Lily and sent them back to the U.S.A. Tex, on the other hand, continued to fight alongside the revolutionaries. Many years later Tex killed Brennan too after causing him to almost go insane. Tex / Tex Willer. Tex and Dick went North and sold their parts of the herd after an encounter with a Confederate patrol that attempted to steal the herd from them. Tex Wilson, Collana del Tex I Serie #1 - Il Totem Misterioso. Tough, loyal, infallible with guns, enemy of prejudice and discrimination, Tex is very quick and smart, and has a marked disregard for strict rules; on the other side, he has no pity for criminals, of every race and census, nor regard for their rights, if they do not immediately cooperate with the law. During this mission he met Steve "Mefisto" Dickart for the first time.  The film was adapted from three Tex comics: El Morisco, Sierra Encantada and Il signore dell'abisso. Index Status . Assuming this is the right chronology this marks the first time Tex openly voiced his strong anti-racist feelings. Klinder was later wounded and entrusted them with a message from his commanding officer, Captain Dark. Tex helped him and in the end they became blood brothers. Comic Vine users. When Tex asked why she did so, Lilith said that she was raised in a Christian mission and that she hated the idea of more bloodshed between her people and the white people. In order to do so they acquired a number of blankets tainted with smallpox from a military storage area and shipped them into the Reservation. numbering continues from Tex Willer (Semic, 1977 series) #12/1997. Other enemies include Yama (Mefisto's son), The Black Tiger (a Malay prince who hates the white race and wants its annihilation in the United States), and Proteus (able to shapeshift his own face, and impersonate other people). When kit was around 14-15, he started following his father around. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll During the American Civil War Tex fought for the Union, although his home state, Texas, sided with the Confederacy. Quite obviously Tex his also a incredibly skilled rider, having fully mastered the technique to drive a horse using only the legs and to remain attached while dangling from the side of the animal. After his dark appearance the Navajos dubbed him Aquila della Notte (Night's Eagle). Even during this first adventure Tex already appeared as an accomplished character, his skill - especially his proverbial aim -, his sense of right and wrong, and his willingness to act outside the law to deliver justice are already part of him, if anything Tex looked more brash, sarcastic and impulsive than the man he will one day become. [ATTENTION: from here on the stories are pretty much in continuity].  With the help of Carson, Tex was able to destroy the organization and Brennan and Teller were arrested. The longest running Italian comic book - on sale since 1948 - Tex Willer is a vigilante in the American West, he patrols the prairie with his group of friends - the Pards. As chief of the Navajos, Tex reaffirmed or forged many alliances with other tribes, especially after he became the blood brother of the famed leader of the Apaches, Coshise. © 2020 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. [ATTENTION: the inclusion of this element here is highly speculative and partially contradicts the original chronology of the character.]. Tex Willer is the main fictional character of the Italian comics series Tex, created by writer Gian Luigi Bonelli and illustrator Aurelio Galleppini, and first published in Italy on 30 September 1948. The same can be said of the American authorities, like the U.S. Army, the politicians, the business-men, the sheriffs or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The series is still popular and 16 numbers are published a year. Due to the fact that Tex's stories aren't in a precise chronological sequence it's quite difficult to define a precise continuity. After almost being discovered the two were able to frame Tex for murdering a lieutenant of the U.S. Cavalry and flee to Mexico where they bought a great hacienda. 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