Eve Langerholz

EVE LANGERHOLZ (25 years old, star sign Virgo) is the only daughter in a well-off German landowner family. In her childhood she was painfully shy, some would say borderline autistic, and would shrink from every extended human contact including those with her parents. The only company she gladly kept was that of animals: she had a number of cats, dogs and other pets but her favorite was the mostly white pony named Baby Girl she visited often at her father’s country estate. She loved that pony with all her heart and would, if possible, spend her every waking moment with it.

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Nikki Animah

NIKKI ANIMAH (21 years old, star sign Pisces) is the name chosen for her art career by a carefree youngest child in a respectable Estonian doctor family. Gifted in many ways – her talent for art is perhaps just a facet of her innate magical abilities – Nikki Animah ran away from home at the age of sixteen (phoning home only when she really, really needed dad’s money) and traveled through Earth-21’s – that is the world where our story takes its place – from squat to squat, from a friendly to a less friendly couch. At seventeen she was once more arrested for shoplifting and vandalism but this time the arresting officer was Makani Terror who took an interest in the waif and offered her help if Nikki promised to go straight.

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Makani Terror

From a very early age MAKANI TERROR (27 years old, star sign Scorpio) belonged to a group of the so-called “voluntary orphans”, children who lived in the walls of concert halls, fed off of fast food dumpsters and depended on the kindness of strangers. In her teens, along with a number of other goth and punk youths, she fell in love with the idea of piracy so they endeavored to steal a ship which they named “Terror” and sailed to the South Seas…

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Adam Mann

The affable everyman who narrates the opening story of RIDERS IN THE STORM is called ADAM MANN (34 years old, star sign Cancer). Everybody who knows Adam would call him both mild-mannered and old-fashioned as virtues go, and Adam would be the last to disagree. In fact, Adam would perhaps have liked to have been born at a simpler time or, at least, at a time that changes more slowly. He inherited a TV-repair shop from his father but his hopes of a calm life sunk with the advent of disposable technology. His then-girlfriend despaired over his lack of prospects almost as much as over his inability to worry too much, so she left him for a truck driver (feeling that there will always be a future in transport).

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Black Rider

The original BLACK RIDER (age indeterminate, star sign Milk) was a feline humanoid originally from Earth-9. His name is a series of purrs and meows which roughly translates as “Whiska Death of Salmons” and he was a poorborn fishercat from the Earth-9’s equivalent of Norway. Not wishing to spend his life feeding the rich cats in the cities and munching forever on innards himself, Whiska left his native village and decided to try his luck in some big city.

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Purchase the Limited Edition Graphic Novel NOW!

Don’t wait, you can buy the strictly Limited Edition BMW Motorrad presents RIDERS IN THE STORM right now in the Panini Shop!

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Makani Terror (Real)

UNDER THE SKIN.

Tattoo model Makani Terror becomes a super hero in Panini and BMW Motorrad comic.

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Riccardo Burchielli

SUPERHEROES AND SUPER BIKES.

First ever BMW Motorrad graphic novel created with illustrations by artist Riccardo Burchielli.

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Darko Macan

Darko Macan interviewed by Alexander Bubenheimer, August 2016…

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Raffaele Picca

A portrait of figure painting artist Raffaele Picca

Comic book fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new Riders in the Storm graphic novel, written by Darko Macan, illustrated by Riccardo Burchielli and featuring an unforgettable cast of characters and bikes. Among the characters is Makani – inspired by real-life tattoo model Makani Terror – who in addition to being brought to life in this limited-edition collectable has also been immortalised in a unique hand-crafted figurine by artist Raffaele Picca.

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G 310 R

Riding pleasure.

The BMW G 310 R is the essence of riding pleasure. It was built for pulsing cities and those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is maneuverable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you’re a tall or small rider, you’ll immediately feel at home on the BMW G 310 R! The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its 313 cc engine. Get to work, the next hot spot or out of the city safely and reliably on the G 310 R. Premium quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure.

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