Torpedo, Volume 1
Publication Date: November 2012
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Enrique Sanchel Abuli and Jordi Bernet's masterpiece, Torpedo, is a darkly humorous exploration of the criminal underbelly in 1930s New York City. Abuli's distinctive narrative builds the story over time and Bernet's Masterful renditions of the title character and the city he inhabits are stunningly cinematic. This volume also contains the first two Torpedo stories, illustrated by Alex Toth, as well as a new translation by Jimmy Palmiotti.
About the Author
Jordi Bernet made his debut as a comic artist when he was just fifteen years old, taking over the humorous series Dona Urraca from his father, Miguel Bernet (a.k.a. Jorge), who died in 1960. Bernet illustrated several series from 1968 to 1972 including Dan Lacombe, Wat 69 and Andrax with scenarist Miguel Cusso, and Paul Foran with Jose Larraz. His got his big break in 1982 when he took over Torpedo from Alex Toth in the Spanish Creepy magazine. This series became his claim to fame. Also in the early 80's, Bernet launched Sarvan for Cimoc with writer Antonio Segura, and Kraken in Metropol. He also worked with the scenarist Carlos Trillo on Light and Bold and Ivanpiire. In 1992 he launched the magazine Luca Torelli es Torpedo with friend and scenario-writer Enrique Abuli with whom he also collaborated on the Snake series. Bernet also worked on three albums of Clara de Noche from 1993 to 1995 with Trillo. Bernet has established himself as one of the masters of realistic comics, with a very personal and expressive style.