CHALLENGE OF "PAPERETTA". Not even Disney lost
the opportunity to commemorate the Challenge of Barletta. In 1982,
an improbable Ettore Fieramosca ("Paperin
Papermosca") impersonated by Donald Duck, scatters
the offensive French, spreading the legend of the Challenge even among
the very young.
The other characters were interpreted as follows: the good Gus Goose
in the part of Brancaleone, his cousin Gladstone Gander as an treacherous
Fanfulla, Daisy was Guinevere, while the role of the bad guy, La Motte,
went to none other than John D. Rockerduck (click
here to view an image of this comic strip).
HISTORY OF ITALY. The great
journalist Enzo Biagi also presented the Challenge, including it
among the episodes of his "History
of Italy" written in comic book form. The drawings
are by Alarico Gattia.
THE CHALLENGE IN COMICS.
In 1982, this colour edition of the Challenge in comic book form
(Edizioni Marciante - Barletta), was presented by Nello Jervolino.
It was particularly suited to interesting young readers in the event.
BARLETTA by BORGIÀC. The Barlettan periodical
"Tentativo" presented this attractive version of the Challenge
in collaboration with a local artist, Borgiàc.
(click on the image)