The thing that always struck me with Diabolik was his love and devotion for his lover, Eva. It was almost subversive for the time. During the era of Free Love, the Sexual Revolution, and romanticizing the womanizing of characters like James Bond here was a character whose monogamous relationship was monolithic and unmoving. It's always great to see more of Diabolik. It's particularly cool to see other Italian artists do their own renditions of him. And I love that the running theme throughout is his connection to Eva.

Benjamin Marra is the creator, writer, and artist of the comics NIGHT BUSINESS, AMERICAN BLOOD, and TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror), all published by Fantagraphics. Acclaimed writer Grant Morrison chose Marra as a collaborator on the first issue of the relaunched HEAVY METAL Magazine. Marra had two serialized webcomic series appear on His most recent book is JESUSFREAK, written by Joe Casey and published by Image Comics. In 2016, he was named one of the Art Directors Club's Young Guns. He illustrated the cover of American Illustration 35. In 2017, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his album art of Wayfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmare, a collection of obscure 1970s post-Age-of-Aquarius Heavy Metal.