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Published by Santa Madonna Publications

Splendid superheroics in the streets of Melbourne.

Café Ghetto was the first comic book series published by Santa Madonna Productions. (The first Santa Madonna story was a two-pager for the first issue of Tango and is called 'Heart Burn') The books are A5 in format (210mm high, 148.5mm wide) and the story runs for 37 pages over four issues, which were published between April 1998 and March 2000. The series was, perhaps improbably, edited by the philosopher René Descartes, who also provided the epigram for the series: Larvatus prodeo, which is Latin for 'I advance masked'. Because of course Café Ghetto, in case you haven't already guessed, was a superhero comic.

You're joking.

No, really. In the late 90s, John and Bernard saw Melbourne as a city that needed saving. From relentless over-development, political bastardry, and a social fabric that was straining, fraying, and threatening to tear. When faced with such problems, one tackles them in the only way one knows. In Santa Madonna's case it was to invent a character so angry about these things that he's driven to wear a white mask and a black t-shirt with a white hand emblazoned upon it and get out there and kick some heads. This fellow, Christian, stumbles across a group who are eagerly discussing the social collapse they see around them, and one of them, Genevieve, joins him in his fight against the construction mogul, Brullo.

Santa Madonna Productions is Murphy, John and Caleo, Bernard.

Café Ghetto is out of print, but there is a movement afoot to publish it on the web somehow… watch the skies.

this information is originally from [here]