Il sorriso venuto dal passato / Operazione Mona Lisa

MM 101, 102
August, 1990



An “artistic” mystery awaits Martin Mystère, in the form of a version of the “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci, slightly different from the original, but executed with equal mastery of the medium, and above all comparably old. The work exerts enormous power of attraction over an unscrupulous collector, who has no compunction about stealing it. In order to discover the story which hides behind this “impossible” painting, Martin goes to Milan in search of a clarifying document …

Martin Mystère, Diana and Java are in the North of Italy to investigate the origin of a mysterious “Mona Lisa”, a painting apparently the twin of Leonardo’s “Mona Lisa”, but with a few strange differences compared to the original. Their search will take them to a thirteenth-century stronghold, which conceals an incredible secret …

On the last page, Martin announces his soon to be teamup with Dylan Dog (DD&MM OS1).