MISTER NO

More than 20 specials available plus a 379 issues complete series. B/W, 16x21 cm.

Jerry Drake, a former American military pilot who earned himself the nickname of Mister No during the Second World War on account of his rebellious nature, decides to abandon his own country, the ideals of which he no longer shares, and to go to ground in Brazil, amid the shanty-town hovels of Manaus, a city that retains only a few buildings testifying to its ancient splendor. A drifter in our "civilized" world, in Amazonia Mister No finds a lifestyle that suits him, and happily "changes his spots" by becoming a sort of "tourist operator" who hires out his dilapidated old plane, a Piper, as well as his own skills as a pilot, to tourists or anyone else who might need him. Our hero lives from day to day, trying to keep out of trouble (but the latter regularly ferrets him out), running after some skirt or other or spending his evenings over a good few glasses of cachaça with his friends, one of the most important of these being the German Kruger, known as EsseEsse. While Jerry Drake's adventures maintain a rigidly realistic structure, they have ranged over virtually all the genres of popular fiction, from pure action to detective stories, touching on science fiction and high comedy, at times dragging the character out of his "natural" environment and propelling him as far as Italy, Africa and the United States. But there is also no lack of episodes about the character's past, from his youth in the Thirties up to the war, and then also during his subsequent years as a drifter wandering all over the world, up to his definitive stopping point in Manaus, in the nineteen-fifties). The character Mister No is the work of Guido Nolitta, alias Sergio Bonelli, to whom this series offered an opportunity to convey his immense love for an environment that is perhaps the last remaining place where one can plausibly have a real present-day adventure. In this respect, Nolitta was vastly ahead of his time, prefiguring some of the ecological themes that are widely felt today. Provided with initial sketches by Bonelli's various co-workers, the character was then defined by the elegant hand of Roberto Diso, whose lively and attractive illustrations succeeded magnificently in depicting the natural scenery that forms the back-cloth to this unconventional pilot's adventures.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING CONTRIBUTORS HAVE WORKED ON MISTER NO

Guido Nolitta, author of character, subject and scriptwriter, created the episode published in Mister No: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 51, 52, 53, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 78, 100, 110, 111, 112, 113, 116, 117, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 167, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 196, 197, 198, 200, 228, Speciale Mister No N° 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Almanacco dell’Avventura 1995.

Alessandro Bignamini, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 246, 263, albetto Allegato Speciale Mister No: 12, 13; Almanacco Dell’Avventura 2000

Franco Bignotti, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 69, 70, 71, 72, 78, 79, 80, 101, 102, 103, 104, 108, 109, 110 116, 117, 118, 119, 133, 134, 135, 136, 138, 139, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 173, 174, 175, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 191, 192, 192, 193, 203, 204.

Mauro Boselli, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Almanacco Dell’Avventura 1994

Giovanni Bruzzo, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 250, 266, 298, 314; Maxi Mister No 2.

Fabrizio Busticchi and Luana Paesani, illustrators, created the episodes published in Mister No: 212, 213, 222, 223, 233, 234, 267, 279, 284, 285, 293, 301, 302, 303, 315; Maxi Mister No 1.

Ade Capone, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 128, 129, 130.

Alfredo Castelli, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 36, 37, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 56, 57, 58, 59, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 113, 114, 115, 123, 124, 125, 136, 137, 138, 184, 185, 186, 187; Speciale Mister No 8.

Fabio Civitelli, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 65, 66, 67, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 98, 99, 107, 108; Almanacco Dell’Avventura 1994.

Maurizio Colombo, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 218, 219, 227, 228, 230, 213, 232, 239, 240, 248, 249, 250, 251, 263, 275, 276, 298, 316; albetto allegato Speciale Mister No 12; Maxi Mister No 2.

Marco Del Freo, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 235, 238, 239, 242, 243, 245, 257, 305; Speciale Mister No 10.

Raffaele Della Monica, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 162, 163, 164, 165, 166.

Luca Dell’Uomo, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 167, 168, 169, 216,.

Giuseppe Di Bernardo, illustrator, created the episode published in Mister No 253.

Roberto Diso, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 51, 52, 53, 68, 69, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 78, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 97, 98, 100, 105, 106, 107, 110, 111, 112, 113, 121, 122, 123, 131, 132, 133, 143, 144, 145, 152, 153, 154, 177, 178, 179, 180, 188, 190, 191, 198, 199, 214, 251, 220, 221, 228, 229, 230, 241, 248, 249, 258, 259, 271, 280, 281, 292, 293, 294, 300, 310, 311; Speciale Mister No: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9; Almanacco Dell’Avventura 1998.

Domenico e Stefano Di Vitto, illustrators, created the episodes published in Mister No: 115, 116, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 130, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 175, 176, 177, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 196, 197, 198, 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 207, 209, 210, 217, 225, 226, 236, 237, 242, 243, 247, 252, 255, 256, 257, 260, 273, 274, 282, 283, 290, 291, 295, 299, 307, 308; Speciale Mister No: 8, 11; Almanacco Dell’Avventura 1995.

Franco Donatelli, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 2, 3, 16, 17, 20, 21.

Gallieno Ferri, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 1, 2,.

Giez, illustrator, created the episode published in Speciale Mister No 10.

Oliviero Gramaccioni, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 235, 262, 275, 276, 288, 289, 304, 312, 313; Maxi Mister No 1.

Luigi Grecchi, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 143, 144, 145.

Andrea Mantelli, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 20, 21.

Bruno Marraffa, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 37, 55, 56, 94, 96, 104, 105, 119, 120, 121.

Stefano Marzorati, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 247, 252, 255, 256, 261, 262, 266, 267, 269, 270, 271, 272, 277, 278, 282, 283, 290, 291, 299, 307, 308; Speciale Mister No 14; Maxi Mister No 1.

Michele Masiero,editor of the series, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 250, 268, 271, 272, 273, 280, 281, 292, 295, 296, 297, 305, 306, 314, 315; Speciale Mister No: 13, 15; Almanacco Dell’Avventura 1998.

Luigi Merati, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 48, 49, 63, 64, 65.

Luigi Mignacco, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 145, 146, 147, 148, 167, 168, 169, 178, 179, 180, 193, 194, 195, 196, 198, 199, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 239, 240, 241, 244, 246, 248, 251, 252, 253, 254, 257, 258, 259, 260, 264, 265, 273, 274, 276, 279, 280, 281, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 292, 293, 294, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 309, 311, 312, 313, Speciale Mister No: 10, 11, 12; albetto allegato Speciale Mister No: 9, 10, 11, 13; Almanacco Dell’Avventura 1995, 1996, 2000; Maxi Mister No 1 .

Ennio Missaglia, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 53, 54, 55, 56, 68, 69, 92, 93, 94, 108, 109, 110, 119, 120, 121, 222, 223.

Vladimiro Missaglia, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 42, 43, 44.

Vincenzo Monti, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 29, 30, 36, 37, 47, 48, 49, 63, 64, 65.

Giorgio Montorio, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 84, 85, 86.

Virgilio Muzzi, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 113, 114, 115.

Claudio Nizzi, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 80, 81, 82, 83, 84.

Alberto Ongaro, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 133, 134, 135, 136, 152, 153, 154, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 232, 233, 234; Speciale Mister No 9.

Gino Pallotti, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 210, 211, 223, 224.

Michele Pepe, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 264.

Renato Polese, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 277, 278.

Angelo Maria Ricci, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 74, 75, 76.

Corrado Roi, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 164, 165, 166.

Mario Rossi, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 219, 227, 228, 239.

Marco Santucci, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 296, 297.

Tiziano Sclavi, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 90, 91, 92, 97, 98, 100, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 138, 139, 159, 160, 161, 316.

Oreste Suarez, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 239, 240, 245, 251, 261, 269, 272, 286, 287, .

Ferdinando Tacconi, illustrator, created the episode published in Almanacco Dell’Avventura 1996 .

Roberto Taito, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 136, 137, 138.

Luca Trugenberger, subject and scriptwriter, created the episodes published in Mister No: 236, 237, 253.

Fabio Valdambrini, illustrator, created the episodes published in Mister No: 219, 220, 230, 231, 232, 244, 258, 268, 270, 273, 305, 306; Speciale Mister No 13.

Giuseppe Viglioglia, illustrator, created the episode published in Mister No 254; Speciale Mister No 12, 15; albetto allegato Speciale Mister No: 9, 10, 11.

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