Víctor Mora Spain

Born
6 June 1931 in Spain
Died
17 August 2016 in Spain
Age
85 years
Credited for

writing

Also known as

Eugenio Roca (pen name)

R. Martin (pen name)

Ricardo Martin (pen name)

Victor Alcázar (pen name)

Victor Mora Pujadas (birth name)

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Biography

Born in Barcelona, Mora's family fled the Spanish civil war and moved to France. After Mora's father died, he returned to Spain at the age of eleven.

In 1948 Mora got a job at Editorial Bruguera as a translator and editor. His first comic script was when he took over the series 'Dr. Niebla' in Bruguera's El Campéon, with art by Francisco Hidalgo (1948-1953). In 1956, he created Spain's popular comic hero 'El Capitán Trueno' for that publisher under the pen name Victor Alcazar. The first series continued 1968, with sales peaking at 350,000 copies weekly, and was adapted into songs, a video game and a feature film (2011).

From the late 1960s, Mora wrote syndicated comics for Selecciones Ilustradas, including the western Sunday (1968-1970) and science fiction series Delta 99.

In 1956 Mora spent time in prison accused of being a freemason and communist. In 1963, he was exiled for his political beliefs. While in France, he wrote the semi-autobiographical novel Els plàtans de Barcelona (1966), the first part of a trilogy, about post-war Barcelona. The book was banned in Spain until 1972. 

Mora also did the Spanish translations of Goscinny's Astérix.

Mora continued to write for Spanish comics, including science fiction series 'Dani Futuro' (1969-1975), as well as working directly for French publications, including political comic 'Les Chroniques de l'Innomé' for Pilote and a series based on the TV series 'The Persuaders' for Pif (1975). He created the science fiction story 'Gigantik', published in the Koralle magazines Super-As (France), Zack (Germany) and Wham! (The Netherlands).

In 1987, he was appointed editor-in-chief of the comics magazine Ediciones B's TBO and he resumed writing 'El Capitán Trueno' in 1989. In the 1990s, he wrote for key Spanish magazines like Zone 84 and Cimoc.

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Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #24 (June 1973)
Untitled (Sunday)
Comic: Comic story
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #25 (August 1973)
Episode 2 (Sunday)
Comic: Comic story
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #26 (October 1973)
Episode 3 (Sunday)
Comic: Comic story
Ringo (KG Murray, 1974 series) #27 (December 1973)
[Episode 4] (Sunday)
Comic: Comic story
Super Giant (KG Murray, 1974 series) #7 (January 1974)
New Adventures (Dick Turpin)
Comic: Comic story
Ringo (KG Murray, 1974 series) #28 (February 1974)
[A Man dies for Nothing] (Sunday)
Comic: Comic story
Super Giant (KG Murray, 1974 series) #8 (March 1974)
The Ghosts of Blackmoor (Dick Turpin)
Comic: Comic story
Ringo (KG Murray, 1974 series) #29 (April 1974)
Episode 6 [The Buzzards] (Sunday)
Comic: Comic story
Super Giant (KG Murray, 1974 series) #9 (May 1974)
The Shipwreck of the Lady Ann (Dick Turpin)
Comic: Comic story
Ringo (KG Murray, 1974 series) #30 (June 1974)
Desert Angel (Episode 7) (Sunday)
Comic: Comic story

Status

Created

  • 25 Apr 2018

Last updated

  • 25 Apr 2018