Benito Jacovitti (March 19, 1923 - December 3, 1997) was born in Termoli, Italy. In 1956 he began working for the newspaper Il Giormo, where Cocco Bill was born. Ten years later he join Il Corriere dei Piccoli.
Reprint changes (page altering):
[1962 VERS.]: The year from signature erased. Some of pages have additional text boxies replacing something. Also some of frame inbetweens are oddly wide; possible compensating some of frame placing which ought to reach higher than two strips in the original version. The original page numbering on each (full four strip) page with a piece of paper in the lowest right corner were erased from this version since this was printed as half page format (only two strips per page). The missing frames according the original page numbering: pg 6: upper right corner (and a small in-betweener pict left of it), the middle frame from lowest row.
FIN1: Compared to the 1962 reprint version: More artwork on almost each page. All strips are slightly wider. Most likely similart to the original version. Page 27 is totally missing!
[2009 REPRINT]: See FIN2.
FIN2: Similar to the Italian reprint (2009). Page numbering has been erased (!). Looks like story was scanned and restored from the old printed pages. Most likely the original art plates are missing. On pg 6 two B&W frames (excluded in the 1962 version).
- Giorno dei Ragazzi #51 (1958) to #28 (1959)
- Album de Il Giorno #3 (1962*). 72 pgs. 2 strips per page. Color.
- Vol. "Cocco Bill", Milano Libri (1975).
- Il giorno di Cocco Bill (2009). 27 pgs. Color.
- [FIN1]: "Paukku-Pete [Part 2]". 29 pgs (!). B&W.
- [FIN2]: "Cocco Bill ja vallankumous". 30 pgs. Color.
- [SPA]: "Cocobil y la revolución". 30 pgs. Color.
- [YSL]: "Koko Bil protiv tiranina". 30 pgs. Color.
Cocco Bill gets himself in the mids of revolution in Mexico. There is also a bounch of African lions.
Cocco Bill; Trottalemme (here without name); Carmelito (Bandit); Don Pedro Magnaleon; Sergeant Carlivens; Carmen Picatodos (Rebellion Boss); Albacete (Rebellion); Escamillo el Frustador (Rebellion); General Barranza; General Gonzo
[* Opening page excerpt from the Italian edition]
- The original Cocco Bill
- The original Zorro Kid
- The other originals
- Jacovitti in Brazil
- Jacovitti in Finland
- Jacovitti in France
- Jacovitti in Germany
- Jacovitti in Greece
- Jacovitti in Hungary
- Jacovitti in the Netherlands
- Jacovitti in Norway
- Jacovitti in Spain
- Jacovitti in Sweden
- Jacovitti in Yugoslavia
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Created: March 10, 2012. Modified: May 6, 2012.