México, D.F: Editorial Argumentos (EDAR), 3 de Diciembre de 1967. duo tono plates, draws, color pict wrps. COVER READS "A África sin escalas" (Marginal wear, o/w very good copy). Item #110292
Weekly Mexican comic book first created in 1943 by writer Yolanda Vargas Dulché (b. Mexico 1925-1999) and illustrated by Sixto Valencia Burgos (b. Villa de Tezontepec, Hgo. 1936-2015). The stories were partially based on recollection of the childhood adventures of Vargas Dulché in the Colonia Guerrero near downtown Mexico City. The main character, Memín Pinguín (Memín is an alteration of Memo, the shortened form of Vargas Dulche husband's name: Guillermo de la Parra Loya) is now considered an iconic character from the golden age of Mexican comics. For some it was controversial because of the stereotypical representation of people of African descent, missing the high artistic level of the illustrations and the literary and social context of the adventures of 4 childhood friends where race and social background were not an issue. The original series was published in 372 numbers, printed in sepia. Reprinted in 1952 and 1961. In 1988, it was re-edited and colored.