Con la cover del bel volume della Coniglio Editore dedicato alle sceneggiature di Guido Nolitta, anche la prestigiosa rivista americana The Comics Journal (solo online da un paio di anni circa) ricorda Sergio Bonelli.
Lo fa attraverso le parole di Stefano Priarone, abituale contributor di TCJ.
Così, il nostro Stefano spiega:
Bonelli’s career began has its roots just after WWII. Tea Bertasi Bonelli owned a small publishing house in Milan and had produced many short-lived comics in the years following 1945.
These comics were in a very small format called striscia — comparable to American giveaway comics. All of them were written by her former husband, Giovanni Luigi (known as G.L.) Bonelli. In 1948, G.L. Bonelli, with artist Aurelio Galleppini (who went by Galep) created Tex, a Texas Ranger who would also become an Indian chief called Aquila della Notte (Night Eagle).
Then, in the late 1950s, the first Tex stories were reprinted in finely produced and highly readable volumes in the so called formato Bonelli (Bonelli format): Softcover, 5-1/4” x 8-3/4”, black & white, 96-plus pages. The format soon became standard, as Italian readers liked having long novel-like comics.