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Vela, Franco. Franco Vela was created by the Italian creator Guido Moroni Celsi and appeared in the comic strip “S.K.1.” (Topolino, 1935-1936).

Franco Vela is a Planetary Romance Hero modeled on Flash Gordon. Professor Franco Vela, along with his daughter Iole and the pilot Varo Vaschi, are flying their new, experimental airplane, the S.K.1., when they are caught in a mysterious magnetic field and are drawn to a mysterious, far-off planet, where they are taken prisoner by the Emperor Hot. Planetary romance adventures follow.

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