Where are the Italian Superheroes?

Do you remember Dondi? Most people do not. Dondi was a comic strip that ran from September 1955 to June 1986. It was about an Italian orphan befriended by American soldiers who found him in a village destroyed by the war. When the soldiers were shipped back home, Dondi stowed away on the troopship. At first, when immigration authorities planned to send the stowaway back to Europe, public outcry moved the politicians to pass a law that allowed him to stay. From there, the comic strip takes us through his various adventures in discovering America. 

The funny thing about Dondi is that I always remembered him as Italian. When my wife and 


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