Thursday, 3 July 2014

Spanish Bond?

Anacleto made his
 debut 50 years ago
Anacleto, Secret Agent is a Spanish comic character created by cartoonist Manuel Vázquez Gallego in 1964, protagonist of the series of the same name. Anacleto is an inept secret agent with very bad luck. His adventures usually include going to a desert and, when returning, realising that he has made a completely useless trip. He is one of the author's most popular characters.

Anacleto frequently has to carry out missions in deserts or high mountains (which ultimately turn out to have elevators). Another running gag of the series is that he is frequently chased by a group of sharks when he falls in the sea (or even a river or puddle). He always has bad luck. For example, after successfully transporting a nuclear bomb to HQ, there is a fly on it. When he touches the bomb in order to kill the fly, it explodes.

Anacleto, is a young man with black hair, with a characteristic tuft on the bangs and a long nose. He wears a black suit with white shirt and bow tie. He permanently has a cigarette in his mouth. Some people say he was inspired by James Bond but the author denied it.