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#1    M3Gr1ml0ck

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Hello,
I just joined in order to  talk about the Italian comic book Martin Mystère (Wikipedia link), which is all about unsolved Mysteries of the past, the present and the future.
Martin Mystère, the Detective of the Impossible, has a 30-years long continuity that explored the secrets of the alternative history (Atlantis, Mu and many other lost civilizations), the paranormal, the UFOs and much more.

The loyal and devote fandom developed a fair amount of fancomics to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the character: the main comics are in Italian, but five of them have beentranslated in English. These stories feature the Crystal Skull, two Atlantean Androids/Golems, the Wold Newton Universe connection and the Men in Black.
The comics are written in a funny/ironic style, but they are  not paroidies: their plots are actually crafted in order to fit the continuity (and even fix various flaws!).

In the following months, more comics will come, and this time they will be deadly serious, facing topics like the Spheres of Ottosdal, the Mohenjo Daro civilization and more.

We hope that this may be of some interest for this forum!


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

Ofcourse it does. I read all Martin Mystere that was published. Well that was published in Yugoslavia and later Croatia.

JFK: "And we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy..."

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

Great!

I'm currently working on a plot featuring "Noah's Ark" (from the earliest issues: I want to link that Atlantean ark to the Burckle Crater theory (which I find incredibly fascinating).

Lately, though, the official MM comics have been following a different creative direction: it seems that Martin is becoming a representative of the CICAP (Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal), being totally skeptic about every new mystery and living "adventures" that deny those mysterirs. For instance, the 2012 Mayan Prophecy was totally unsubstantial in the December issue; and the Chemtrails conspiracy theory turned out to be completely made up by the Men In Black for no real reasons.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

Africa is popular in these days. I dont know do we have evidences for comet hiting near Madagascar but I can asure you that Klerksdorp spheres are natural made.
Btw, Im glad that you came here and do hope you will stay. I even have had avatar of Martin and his mongolian friend. I do hope that new releases will be published in Croatia.
Nothing wrong being sceptic. Im thankfull for Martin and to my worryless childhood. Martin is true hero.

Edited by the L, 02 January 2013 - 10:09 AM.

JFK: "And we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy..."

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Cant wait to see about Mohenjo Daro. Would that be about Lothal, Harappa, Dholavira or just about Mohenjo Daro?

I was so sad when Bonelli died.

R.I.P.

Edited by the L, 02 January 2013 - 10:11 AM.

JFK: "And we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy..."

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

View Postthe L, on 02 January 2013 - 10:09 AM, said:

Cant wait to see about Mohenjo Daro. Would that be about Lothal, Harappa, Dholavira or just about Mohenjo Daro?

Just Mohenjo Daro: we can't risk too many "sagas", so we'll have to tell a 10-pages stories about the fables "first meeting with the mystery" of the young Martin, which took place there in 1973.

The Ottosdal Spheres and the Madagascar Meteor will be handled in an "alternate" way because we need some fantastic elements for the stories :)

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I was so sad when Bonelli died.

Yes, it was a great loss: we like to think that he's still among us as his legacy carries on with the comics of his company.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Warn me when it was done. :P

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Oh I missed this one.

I also love Martin Mystere, especially the older books. The older books were centred around a ancient war between Atlantis and MU (analogy of the cold war), who destroyed the world and left the entire planet primitive, with few confused survivors. Many of his stories was centered around retriving ancient artifacts, mysterious bases and time capsules, just to lose everything in the last moment by the intervention of the MIB.

The newer ones are more centered around Italy and more moder day mysteries, like chemtrails or 2012. The clash of civilitations lost the importance during the 90's thanks to the dissolution of the USSR. But beside that its a good serie, and I reccomend it to everybody :-)

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

I have to agree about how fascinating the whole Atlantis/Mu concept was, and this is also why our fancomics are trying to reveal untold details about that age: the Hollow Earth origins, or the Sardinian Orichalcum statues; more Mu tales will come with the Ottosdal Spheres and the African dinosaurs, all of them related to the official continuity.

The Italian Mysteries saga came to an end and was very focused on our country, but at least it featured its fair share of Atlantis/Mu artifacts and time capsules.

After that, the series explored some fascinating literary  "mysteries", and even got Martin related to a pulp hero from the early 1900s (Docteur Mystère), which means that now Martin belongs to the Wold Newton Universe. We explored this facet as well, as we are working on a comic featuring  Mohenjo Daro, lost weapons from Mu and a descendant of Quatermain.

The modern mysteries, I'm afraid, are the biggest letdown ever: in its latest books, Martin has become the ultimate sceptic, and his goal is to dismantle mysteries in CICAP style, which is just plain sad: if he proves that mysteries are not mysteries, but just big deceptions by the evil powers-that-be, then all the "sense of wonder" is removed from his series.
Sure, it's rational and logical, but it's also incredibly boring. I was never drawn to this series because it promised to tell real-life tales: I want to see lost worlds, impossible weapons, epic battles between gods and whatever!


By the way, this is our latest post, featuring character studies for "Mystery in Faenza": an Italan mystery that stems from an Atlantean ritual!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

Yes that last part of the series was kinda unfortunate, although it appeals to the conspiracy crowd.

I look into your site, and now it is between my favorites. :-)

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

View Post~C.S.M~, on 25 January 2013 - 03:53 PM, said:

Yes that last part of the series was kinda unfortunate, although it appeals to the conspiracy crowd.

Not even them: if one of them reads the Chemtrails issues to the last page, then he'll realize that 160 pages have been used to prove that there is NO conspiracy at all. How long will they follow a series that denies their reason of life? :D

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:07 AM

A never-tried-before expeeriment, featuring the English version of two episodes BEFORE the Italian version goes online!
12 pages in FULL COLORS of mysteries in the Italian city of Faenza: Ley Lines, Greek-Roman Wrestling, Alexander The Great, Saint Seiya, the Men in Black and more :D

Mystery at Faenza - part 1
Mystery at Faenza - part 2


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:26 AM

From the same authors (Franco & Elisa), a horror/noir story with a Lovecraftian background yet to be revealed!

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

Weregun is available in English!





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