The series "Gli Aristocratici" first appeared on Il Corriere dei Ragazzi" in 1973. The creators are Alfredo Castelli (writer) and Ferdinando Tacconi (artist).
Il Conte (the Earl), The oldest of the group, a sprightly Englishman.
Alvaro, an Italian burglar, able to force each type of lock.
Moose, a wiry Irishman, willing to come to blows whenever the situation requires it.
Fritz, the German inventor of the group. Electronics expert, always ready to churn out gadgets worthy of James Bond.
Jean, the Earl's niece, with numerous skills.
Despite of their many different origins, they live and operate mainly in London, England.