I have a plethora of cover scans from various European comic books. Most of them I found on the "e-Bays" of the particular countries. Mainly Germany and Italy. Over the past ten years or so, I've built up quite a collection. I sourced the best images I could find and restored the ones I could. But my hunt continues for ever better scans. I originally posted a few of the earlier finds to the c3c Yahoo group, back in '07 & '08. I've since found better source materiel for most of those older scans. The gamut runs from "Wild Western", to crime and horror (the horror stuff I'll post up for the 2nd Annual DPL Spooktacular, in October, 2016). All the rest will get posted in the norm, so to speak.
Along the way, you'll note that there was a lot of "recycled" art-work for the various covers, especially among the Italian books but, a few of the German series did the same thing. Nothing new about any of that, wot? The first two parts deal with the German "Buffalo Bill" books, of which the detail above is from issue #270 (under the Lasso Band label via Bastei). I do not have many of this series so, if anyone has links better sources, just let me know. And also note that I am including duplicate scans for recycled works. You'll see what I'm on about in Part 2.
I only wish I had some interior pages to share here but, alas, I do not. I can only wonder if the covers truly speak for the stories. But...I digress.
|This cover took extensive restoration.|