Asso di Pícche (Ace of Spades)
Real Name: Gary Peters
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Deanna Farrel (fiancee), Wang (partner), Gimmy (kid sidekick), Gary & Shirley (friends)
Enemies: la Banda de las Panteras (Band of Panthers), El Club de los Cinco (the Club of the Five), Nazis
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Active worldwide
First Appearance: "Asso di Pícche" strip, Albi Uragano magazine (1945)
Powers/Abilities: Excellent hand to hand fighter and pistol shot.
Comments: Created by Alberto Ongaro and Hugo Pratt. This was the famous artist's first comic, done when he was just 18; he is said to have modeled the character after Eisner's the Spirit.
Thanks to Gérard Morvan for informing me of this character and providing information on him; thanks to Dennis Ray for the images and additional information, and to Richard Boucher for providing additional images. Andrea Cantucci informs me that Asso di Picche was also written by Mario Faustinelli.
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