Carnera is an Italian comic book series created by publisher and writer Tristano Torelli and graphically rendered by illustrator Mario Uggeri. It originally run from 1947 until 1950.

Publication information
Publication date1947-1950
No. of issues97

History and profile


The comics were inspired by the figure of Italian boxer Primo Carnera, who had already graphically inspired another comic character, Dick Fulmine.[1][2] Set in the contemporary United States, each issue was a self-contained episode and recounted the imaginary life of the boxer, between sport successes and battles against the organized crime.[2]

The comic book series debuted on April 15, 1947 and was published until March 25, 1950. Franco Paludetti, Camillo Zuffi, Nino Puglisi, Nini Segna, Piero Sartori, Dario Guzzon and Giovanni Sinchetto alternated as illustrators. Other series were presented in the appendix of each issue, including Mario Uggeri's Ravengart and Paolo Piffarerio's Carlin.[1]

Starting from 1953 the series was translated into German.[3]

See also


Other comics series created by Tristano Torelli:


  1. ^ a b Gianni Bono. "Carnera". Guida al fumetto italiano. Epierre, 2003. pp. 481–2.
  2. ^ a b Maria Grazia Perini. "Carnera". Enciclopedia Mondiale del Fumetto. Editoriale Corno, 1978. p.238.
  3. ^ "Primo Carnera". Retrieved 27 October 2014. Auch als Comicheld hatte Carnera "Karriere" gemacht: Von 1953 bis 1954 erschien im Walter Lehning Verlag, Hannover, mit insgesamt 46 Heften die (ursprünglich aus Italien stammende) Piccolo-Serie "CARNERA"