After more than 50 years without interruptions from the first publication, Tex Willer is a legend. He is not only the most long-lived character of Italian comics, but also one of the oldest comic characters in the world, together with Superman and Batman.
Tex is as famous as pizza and Ferrari in Italy, with its hundreds of thousands of loyal readers.
The secret of its success? The allure of the main character (energetic, ironic, antiracial and true enemy of injustice), the settings (meadows, forests, deserts) and the villains (outlaws, rebel Native Americans, woo do magicians and secret societies).
Navajos call him Eagle of the Night, a wise and brotherly white chief.
For white people he is the Native American from Navajo Reserve and a ranger with an infallible aim. For outlaws that cross his path, he is the worst nightmare.
Since 1948, the hero born from the pen of Giovanni Luigi Bonelli and from the colours of Aulerio Galleppini (also known as Galep) rides on from east to west all over North America.
The idea of the creation of a “bronze effect” statue (through the employment of a special metallic paint on top of the resin that converts it into false bronze) fulfills the wish of Sergio Bonelli himself of having a bronze statue of his character to put among the collection of bronze statues he has in his office