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Il Vittorioso

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Il Vittorioso
Publication information
PublisherAzione Cattolica
Publication date1937 – 1966

Il Vittorioso (Italian for "The Victorious") was a weekly comic magazine published in Italy from 1937 to 1966.

History and profile

The magazine was born on the initiative of the Azione Cattolica association as a catholic response to the secular comics, with the aim of offering to their young audience comics that had positive moral values and which were respectful of Catholic doctrine.[1][2] Enrico Basari’s comic format of Beowulf was published in the magazine in 1941.[3] It was the first comic format of the work.[3]

Il Vittorioso had a good commercial success, with an average circulation of about 200,000 copies per week, even thanks to its distribution channel which included parishes and catholic educational entities.[1][2]

The magazine included only works by Italian cartoonists, and it launched the career of several of them, notably Benito Jacovitti.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Leonardo Becciu (1971). Il Fumetto in Italia. G.C. Sansoni.
  2. ^ a b c Maurice Horn; Luciano Secchi (1978). Enciclopedia Mondiale del Fumetto. Editoriale Corno.
  3. ^ a b María José Gómez Calderón (November 2007). "Beowulf and the Comic Book: Contemporary Readings" (PDF). Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses. 55. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016.
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