Dino Battaglia (1923-1983) entered the world of comics in 1946. He worked with other Venetian artists, among them Hugo Pratt and Alberto Ongaro. In 1950 he worked on Mondadori’s ‘Pecos Bill’ and for Il Vittorioso. In 1959 he started a collaboration with English publisher Fleetway. In 1960 he produced a series of adaptations of fairy tales and classic novels for Il Corriere dei Piccoli and Il Corriere dei Ragazzi. In 1965 he drew ‘I Cinque della Selena’, a science fiction series written by Mino Milani. He illustrated several gothic short stories for Linus magazine, earning the title of the Master of Darkness. During the 1970s Battaglia produced a series of religious works. In 1982 he created his only original series, ‘L’Ispettore Coke’ (‘Inspector Coke’).
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