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Who was the first superhero in history?

The first superhero in history was an Argentinean and a Tehuelche Indian.

No layers, no strange planets: the first superhero in history was an Argentinean and a Tehuelche Indian. 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 curious facts about this national icon that turns 90? Look:
  • His superpowers are his exceptional strength, agility and smell.
  • Despite being a wild, noble and brave Tehuelche Indian, he is a rich rancher, owner of half of 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 a sculptural physicist and graceful features.
  • His original name was Curugua-Curiguagüigua, but Dante Quinterno decided to change it to a more catchy one.
  • Quinterno was only 18 years old when he began to draw it.
  • Patoruzú sold three hundred thousand copies a week.
  • Quinterno did not give interviews: he gave the last one in 1931 to the Aconcagua magazine.

Publication Date: 03/11/2018

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