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Who was the first superhero in history?

The first superhero in history was Argentine and was an Indian Tehuelche.

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No layers or strange planets: the first superhero in history was Argentine and was an Indian Tehuelche. That's right: Patoruzú — the character created by Dante Quinterno in 1928 — was the world's first comic superhero, before Superman, Popeye and everyone else. Do you want to know some interesting facts about this national icon that turns 90 years old? Look:
  • Its superpowers are their exceptional strength, agility and smell.
  • Despite being a wild, noble and brave Indian Tehuelche, he is a wealthy estanciero, owner of half Patagonia.
  • His half-brother Upa would then inspire Obelix, Asterix's inseparable companion.
  • He is an imperfect hero: he does not meet the prototype of sculptural physicist and graceful traits.
  • Its original name was Curugua-Curiguagüigua, but Dante Quinterno decided to change it to a more catchy one.
  • Quinterno was only 18 when he started drawing it.
  •  Patoruzú  came to sell three hundred thousand copies per week.
  • Quinterno did not give interviews: the latter gave it in 1931 to the magazine Aconcagua.

Publication Date: 03/11/2018

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