Ben Leonard, Lord of Light #1


story & art by Guido Zamperoni, adapted by JM & R Lofficier.

cover by Alfredo Macall.

Twenty-five year-old Ben Leonard, a journalist working for the newspaper The Globe, suddenly discovers that he is the reincarnation of the mythical Egyptian sun-god Râ, the Lord of Light and King of Heliopolis, a legendary “lost city” of mysterious Immortals, which once gave rise to the Ancient Egyptians’ pantheon.

Murdered by his evil and jealous brother Set, Râ’s soul was hidden inside a mortal body for millennia by the powers of the wise Thô, to await the time for him to rise again.

Having now recovered his true identity and powers, Ben’s awesome task is to defeat Set and free the Immortals of Heliopolis whom the villainous Set has turned to stone.

His only allies in this tremendous battle are his two colleagues, journalists Pip and Lucy.

Ben Leonard made his first appearance in 1971 in Kiwi magazine. It was the creation of Milanese artist Guido Zamperoni (1912-2003).

7x10 squarebound comic, 88 pages b&w
ISBN-13: 978-1-64932-287-6. US$12.95.