Comics’ Own Martyr: Héctor Oesterheld’s Life and Death

Vanished from the Face of the Earth

1977

In 1977 Héctor Germán Oesterheld — Argentinian writer, famed creator of The Eternaut, and member of the Montoneros guerrilla group — disappeared.

His family never saw him again. His readers never enjoyed another fantastic adventure. His political work was left unfinished.

Actually, it would be more accurate to say Oesterheld was disappeared. An outspoken critic and soldier in the war against the military junta ruling…