NATHAN NEVER

More than 200 issues, available to date (monthly).
16X21 cm, 96 pgs, b/w

After two years of preparations worthy of a cinema "colossal", three gifted young script-writers (Michele Medda, Antonio Serra, Bepi Vigna), already known from their contributions to Martin Mystère and Dylan Dog, launched the first science fiction series of the "Bonellian" new trend. In 2099 (but it would be better to say in 2177, if we abide by our Gregorian calendar), the great urban conglomerations of this Earth will be technological infernos of steel and concrete, subdivided into several levels and populated by mutants, unscrupulous criminals, psycho-narcotics dealers, and so forth. In this panorama of generalized chaos, the State has set up private surveillance organizations that sell security at inflated prices. The most famous of these is the Agenzia Alfa, the workplace of Nathan Never, a morose but tenacious former police officer tormented by gloomy memories, who has to contend with trigger-happy cyborgs, ill-tempered scanners and very powerful multinationals that are plotting against mankind. Together with the fascinating and energetic Legs Weaver and other staunch companions, he fights his war in defense of values that nobody seems to believe in any more: Law and Justice. In this scenario reminiscent of "Blade Runner", he becomes the protagonist of petrifying science fiction thrillers, when an imaginary future blends with realistic and hard-boiled detective story plots, which gradually define his identity. Who is Nathan Never really? What is hidden in his troubled past? Is he a hero or an anti-hero? Perhaps he is simply a human being in a less and less human world.

 

THE CREATORS OF NATHAN NEVER
Short biographies of Michele Medda, Bepi Vigna and Antonio Serra
 
Nathan Never, Legs Weaver and their science fiction universe are the result of the co-operation of three authors: MICHELE MEDDA, born in Cagliari on December 7th 1962; ANTONIO SERRA, born in Alghero on February 16th 1963 and BEPI VIGNA, born in Baunei (Nuoro) on July 24th 1957. Medda, Serra and Vigna met at the beginning of the Eighties at the cultural centre "Il Circolo", run by Gianfranco Ghironi. They come from different educational backgrounds: Medda has a degree in humanities and wrote his thesis on Italian detective stories; Serra published a non-commercial science fiction magazine for the lovers of this genre with the title "Fate largo!" Vigna has a degree in law and has worked as an attorney, in addition to signing many articles for the newspaper "L'Unione Sarda" mainly concerning the study of the island's popular traditions. Yet the three men share a passion for cartoons and together they founded the group "Bande Dessinée". Their acquaintance with Alfredo Castelli earned them the approval of some of their proposed subjects for Martin Mystère and then together they wrote their first story of the Detective dell'Impossibile, which is how they were eventually introduced to Sergio Bonelli Editore. Still working as a threesome they created many more scripts for "Martin Mystère", "Dylan Dog" and "Zona X". Finally, after editing the Nathan Never and Legs Weaver project together, they began to work separately on the scripts of individual stories. Medda has individually written adventures of Tex, Nick Raider and Dylan Dog, in addition to a comic strip "Digitus Dei" illustrated by Casini and published by Magic Press. Serra, who is also the head of the editorial board of Nathan Never and Legs Weaver, has been the protagonist of a long "conversation" on the graphic novel genre contained in "Eroi di inchiostro" by Alberto Ostini and Cesare Garbellini; his new character, Gregory Hunter, is due to come out in the year 2001. Vigna, an expert in Franco-Belge comic strips, has written scripts for Nick Raider and Zagor. He has published a story with elements of the fantastic entitled "L'estate dei dischi volanti", published by Condaghes, as well as a number of essays (together with Medda); working jointly with the other two components of the "banda dei sardi" and with Michele Masiero, he has also written "Raccontare Martin Mystère" (Glamour). 

THE STAFF
All the authors of Nathan Never

Michele Medda, inventor of the series, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 2, 5, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 26, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 52, 53, 55, 67, 68, 70, 72, 73, 102, 104, 111, 113, 120, 122, 129, 162, 163, 164, 173, 174, 180, 187, 188, 201, 202, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2001, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2003, Agenzia Alfa 6, Agenzia Alfa 13, Speciale Nathan Never 2, Speciale Nathan Never 3, Nathan Never Gigante 4, Nathan Never presenta Klonz - C'era una volta..., Maxi Nathan Never 4.

 
Antonio Serra, inventor of the series, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31, 33, 37, 43, 44, 46, 47, 50, 51, 60, 61, 62, 74, 76, 77, 91, 99, 125, 135, 136, 137, 203, Agenzia Alfa 1, Agenzia Alfa 6, Agenzia Alfa 12, Speciale Nathan Never 2, Speciale Nathan Never 3, Speciale Nathan Never 4, Speciale Nathan Never 5, Speciale Nathan Never 14, Nathan Never Gigante 1, Nathan Never Gigante 2, Nathan Never Gigante 3, Nathan Never Gigante 9, Martin Mystère e Nathan Never - Prigioniero del futuro, Martin Mystère e Nathan Never - Il segreto di Altrove.

 
Bepi Vigna, inventor of the series, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 13, 21, 27, 29, 40, 41, 48, 49, 56, 58, 59, 69, 71, 82, 92, 100, 106, 112, 121, 131, 134, 144, 150, 154, 169, 182, 186, 200, 219, 222, 223, 225, 230, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1993, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1994, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1995, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1996, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1997, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1998, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2000, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2002, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2005, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2006, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2007, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2008, Agenzia Alfa 1, Agenzia Alfa 2, Agenzia Alfa 5, Agenzia Alfa 18, Speciale Nathan Never 1, Speciale Nathan Never 7, Speciale Nathan Never 15, Speciale Nathan Never 17, Nathan Never Gigante 10, Nathan Never Gigante 13, Maxi Nathan Never 1, Maxi Nathan Never 3, Maxi Nathan Never 5.

 
Mario Alberti, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 31, 40, 105, Speciale Nathan Never 7, Nathan Never Gigante 2.

 
Katia Albini, subject and script-writer, she authored: Nathan Never nn. 50, Speciale Nathan Never 7, Speciale Nathan Never 8.

 
Andrea Artusi, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 43, 89, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1995, Agenzia Alfa 1, Speciale Nathan Never 3.

 
Mario Atzori, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 74, 192, 209.

 
Dante Bastianoni, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 10, 23, 37, 79, 147, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2002, Agenzia Alfa 7, Speciale Nathan Never 8, Speciale Nathan Never 11.

 
Francesco Bastianoni, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 17, 28, 44, 61, 83, 90, 142, Agenzia Alfa 4, Agenzia Alfa 8, Agenzia Alfa 11, Speciale Nathan Never 10.

 
Vincenzo Beretta, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 64, 65, Speciale Nathan Never 5, Martin Mystère e Nathan Never - Il segreto di Altrove.

 
Max Bertolini, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 60, 75, 103, 118, 126, 143, 156, 175, 229, Speciale Nathan Never 16, Speciale Nathan Never 19, Nathan Never Gigante 12.

 
Germano Bonazzi, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 2, 6, 13, 24, 25, 32, 39, 45, 51, 67, 68, 84, 95, 135, 136, 137, 146, 157, 158, 200, Agenzia Alfa 2, Nathan Never Gigante 5, Nathan Never Gigante 6, Nathan Never Gigante 10, Maxi Nathan Never 3.

 
Andrea Bormida, artwork creator, he authored: 170, 171, 176, 181, 190, Agenzia Alfa 6, Agenzia Alfa 9, Agenzia Alfa 18.

 
Gianni Brusasca, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 51, 90.

 
Ivan Calcaterra, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 33, 46, 47, 66, 80, 114, 140, 203, 204, 221, Speciale Nathan Never 2.

 
Andrea Cascioli, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 71, 109, 117, 148, 149, 165, 166, 167, 206, 207, 210, 213, 214, 226, 227, 228, Agenzia Alfa 10, Agenzia Alfa 13, Agenzia Alfa 17, Speciale Nathan Never 7.

 
Stefano Casini, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 3, 4, 9, 16, 21, 27, 29, 36, 41, 42, 52, 53, 58, 59, 72, 96, 104, 111, 127, 128, 141, 155, 173, 174, 180, 191, Speciale Nathan Never 3, Speciale Nathan Never 6, Nathan Never Gigante 4, Maxi Nathan Never 2.

 
Alfredo Castelli, subject, he authored: Nathan Never nn. Martin Mystère e Nathan Never - Prigioniero del futuro, Martin Mystère e Nathan Never - Il segreto di Altrove.

 
Claudio Castellini, cover illustrator of the series up to issue nr. 59 and artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 1.

 
Onofrio Catacchio, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 69, 82, 129, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1995, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1999, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2001, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2003, Maxi Nathan Never 2.

 
Leone Cimpellin, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 49, Nathan Never presenta Klonz - C'era una volta....

 
Silvia Corbetta, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2007, Agenzia Alfa 21, Agenzia Alfa 21.

 
Gabriella Cordone, subject and script-writer, she authored: Nathan Never nn. 42, 66, 87, 88, Agenzia Alfa 1, Agenzia Alfa 4, Agenzia Alfa 9.

 
Gianmauro Cozzi, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 47.

 
Roberto De Angelis, cover illustrator of the series from issue nr. 60 and artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 11, 12, 30, 54, 76, 77, 99, 100, 102, 106, 120, 122, 130, 131, 157, 160, 161, 187, 188, 201, 202, 211, 218, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1993, Speciale Nathan Never 1, Speciale Nathan Never 2, Speciale Nathan Never 19, Nathan Never Gigante 1.

 
Mariano De Biase, Agenzia Alfa 21, Agenzia Alfa 21.

 
Paolo Di Clemente, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 49, 78, 85, 91, 97, 115, 119, 151, 159, 172, 183, 184, 194, 195, 196, 197, 203, 208, 222, 223, 230, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2009, Agenzia Alfa 4, Speciale Nathan Never 9, Speciale Nathan Never 14, Speciale Nathan Never 18, Nathan Never Gigante 7, Nathan Never Gigante 13, Nathan Never presenta Klonz - C'era una volta..., Maxi Nathan Never 4.

 
Nando e Denisio Esposito, (Esposito Bros.), artwork creators, they authored: Nathan Never nn. 14, 15, 20.

 
Antonio Fara, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 92, 144, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2000.

 
Claudio Fattori, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 96, Speciale Nathan Never 6.

 
Sergio Giardo, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn.

 
Maurizio Gradin, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 185, Agenzia Alfa 3, Agenzia Alfa 5, Nathan Never Gigante 8, Maxi Nathan Never 5.

 
Fabio Jacomelli, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 132, 133, Agenzia Alfa 3, Agenzia Alfa 5, Agenzia Alfa 6, Agenzia Alfa 9, Agenzia Alfa 14, Agenzia Alfa 18, Agenzia Alfa 19.

 
Alberto Lisiero, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 42, 66, 87, 88, Agenzia Alfa 1, Agenzia Alfa 4.

 
Patrizia Mandanici, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 139, 153, 177, 182, 189, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2007, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2007, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2007.

 
Nicola Mari, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 38, 50, 56, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1994, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1996.

 
Stefano Martino, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 193, 203, Agenzia Alfa 19.

 
Stefano Martino, 193, 203, Agenzia Alfa 19.

 
Stefano Marzorati, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 123, 124.

 
Guido Masala, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 73, 113, Speciale Nathan Never 4.

 
Sergio Masperi, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 47.

 
Giovanni Mattioli, subject and script-writer, he authored: Agenzia Alfa 6.

 
Federico Memola, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 20, 45.

 
Ernestino Michelazzo, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 55, 62, 70, 87, 88, 108, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1995, Agenzia Alfa 4, Agenzia Alfa 8.

 
Andrea Mutti, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 65, 81, 101, 123, 124, 150, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1997, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1998, Agenzia Alfa 8, Agenzia Alfa 9, Agenzia Alfa 13.

 
Giancarlo Olivares, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 63, 98, 107, 116, 125, 162, 163, 164, 178, 179, 198, 199, 203, 212, 224, Nathan Never Gigante 3.

 
Oskar, 209.

 
Alberto Ostini, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 54, 78, 80, 84, 95, 108, 117, 119, 125, 139, 153, 168, 170, 171, 172, 189, 192, 193, 209, 229, Agenzia Alfa 13, Speciale Nathan Never 9, Speciale Nathan Never 10, Speciale Nathan Never 12, Nathan Never Gigante 11, Nathan Never Gigante 11, Nathan Never Gigante 11.

 

Francesca Palomba, artwork creator, she authired: Nathan Never n. 257

 
Davide Perconti, artwork creator, he authored: Agenzia Alfa 1, Agenzia Alfa 16, Agenzia Alfa 16.

 
Mirko Perniola, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn.

 
Stefano Piani, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 54, 78, 83, 85, 93, 101, 105, 109, 110, 126, 135, 136, 137, 142, 143, 145, 156, 204, 206, 207, 208, 210, 213, 214, 221, 226, 227, 228, Almanacco della Fantascienza 1999, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2004, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2009, Agenzia Alfa 1, Agenzia Alfa 4, Agenzia Alfa 8, Agenzia Alfa 11, Agenzia Alfa 13, Agenzia Alfa 15, Agenzia Alfa 16, Agenzia Alfa 17, Agenzia Alfa 18, Speciale Nathan Never 6, Speciale Nathan Never 9, Speciale Nathan Never 12, Speciale Nathan Never 13, Speciale Nathan Never 19, Nathan Never Gigante 5, Maxi Nathan Never 1, Maxi Nathan Never 2, Maxi Nathan Never 4.

 
Giuseppe Pili, subject, he authored: Agenzia Alfa 1.

 

Giacomo Pueroni, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never 249.

 
Matteo Resinanti, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 93, 110, 152, 193, Speciale Nathan Never 12, Speciale Nathan Never 13, Maxi Nathan Never 1, Maxi Nathan Never 2.

 
Davide Rigamonti, 211, 218, 224.

 
Pino Rinaldi, 22.

 
Francesco Rizzato, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 43, Agenzia Alfa 1, Agenzia Alfa 15, Agenzia Alfa 16, Agenzia Alfa 18, Agenzia Alfa 21.

 
Valentina Romeo,

 
Mario Rossi, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. Maxi Nathan Never 4.

 
Pasquale Ruju, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 57, 75, 94, 127, 128, 155.

 
Lucio Sammartino, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 114, 146, Agenzia Alfa 16, Agenzia Alfa 18.

 
Riccardo Secchi, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 81, 115, 130, 140, 152, 212.

 
Luigi Simeoni, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 64, 86, 145, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2004, Speciale Nathan Never 6, Speciale Nathan Never 9, Nathan Never Gigante 3, Maxi Nathan Never 1.

 
Angelica Tintori, subject and script-writer, she authored: 151, Agenzia Alfa 6, Agenzia Alfa 9.

 
Romeo Toffanetti, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 5, 34, 35, 48, 94, 112, 121, 134, 154, 186, 219, 225, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2005, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2008, Agenzia Alfa 1, Agenzia Alfa 18, Maxi Nathan Never 1.

 
Gino Udina, subject and script-writer, he authored: Agenzia Alfa 1.

 
Demetrio Venturini, subject, he authored: Agenzia Alfa 1.

 
Gino Vercelli, Almanacco della Fantascienza 2006, Speciale Nathan Never 15, Speciale Nathan Never 17, Nathan Never Gigante 9, Martin Mystère e Nathan Never - Prigioniero del futuro, Martin Mystère e Nathan Never - Il segreto di Altrove, Maxi Nathan Never 3, Maxi Nathan Never 3, Maxi Nathan Never 3.

 
Stefano Vietti, subject and script-writer, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 63, 64, 65, 79, 86, 89, 97, 98, 103, 107, 116, 118, 132, 133, 138, 141, 147, 148, 149, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 165, 166, 167, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 181, 183, 184, 185, 190, 191, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 220, Agenzia Alfa 3, Agenzia Alfa 7, Agenzia Alfa 8, Agenzia Alfa 9, Agenzia Alfa 10, Agenzia Alfa 14, Agenzia Alfa 19, Agenzia Alfa 21, Speciale Nathan Never 8, Speciale Nathan Never 11, Speciale Nathan Never 16, Speciale Nathan Never 18, Speciale Nathan Never 19, Nathan Never Gigante 6, Nathan Never Gigante 7, Nathan Never Gigante 8, Nathan Never Gigante 12, Nathan Never Gigante 12, Nathan Never Gigante 12, Nathan Never Gigante 12, Nathan Never Gigante 12.

 
Roberto Zaghi, artwork creator, he authored: Nathan Never nn. 57. 

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