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"Evita: Vida y obra de Eva Perón" (in English "Evita, life and work of Eva Perón") is a comic book with the biography of Eva Perón. It was made by Argentine writer Héctor Germán Oesteheld and artist Alberto Breccia.

The comic explains her birth in a distant rural city, her time as a radio actress, her meeting and marriage with Juan Peron, the presidency of Perón, and her death by cancer. The story is fully narrated by an omniscient narrator, and lacks any Speech Bubbles.

The comic could not be published in its day: the military government forced to cancel the publication and destroyed all copies made of it. Javier Doeyo managed to found the script and arts in 2002, and published it.



  • Author Tract: The whole point of the comic. The Cold War was at its prime, and Oesterheld and Breccia wanted to make biographies of left-wing political figures, with a clear left-wing bias to it. Only Evita and Che were completed, the rest were canceled.
  • Bad Boss: One of Evita's bosses broke a contract in half when she asked for better working conditions.
  • Doomed by Canon: Being a biography of Eva Perón, it goes without saying.
  • Forever War: As with the traditional populist propaganda, the life of Eva Perón (and all of the history of Argentina, for that matter) is treated as a never-ending conflict between "the people" and the evil imperialism and oligarchy.
  • George Lucas Altered Version
    • The original work of Oesterheld and Breccia was seized the military, who prevented its publication and destroyed all produced copies. A new version was published years later, with a politically neutral tone and colored arts.
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    • Doeyo found the original script at the house of Breccia's widow. With it and the arts of the previous comic, altered with software to return to the black & white of the original, he restored the comic to its original form. However, when the original comic was published, the fate of Evita's corpse was unknown, and the ending mentioned this. Doeyo altered the text of that part to point that the corpse was found and is held since then at the La Recoleta cemetery.
  • Great Offscreen War: The first part, when Evita was working as a radio actress, took place in the years of World War II. The only reference to the war was a little footnote pointing that Argentina declared war to the Axis... when they were already defeated.
  • Lighter and Softer: The first republication had a new script, politically neutral.
  • Never My Fault: Peronism never did anything wrong. If something goes wrong, it's because of the oligarchy, imperialism, fifth-columnists within Peronism or whatever, but never because of Peronism, and less than never Juan Perón.
  • Speech Bubbles: Averted. The story is fully narrated, and there are no speech bubbles anywhere. The images simply illustrate the events being narrated.
  • Uptown Girl: Eva Perón starts as a poor girl born in the countryside, and grows into the most powerful woman of Argentina.

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