Gedeone Malagola, who published under his first name, was a Brazilian comic artist born in São Paulo. He studied architecture, and began his career in the 1940s. He published his earliest work in the humorous São Paulo magazine A Marmita. He then worked for Editora Júpiter and Vida Juvenil, and made a comic series about the actor Milton Ribeiro, as well as terror stories for Editora Outubro.
Malagola is best known for the superhero 'Raio Negro', which he created for Gráfica Editora Penteado in 1964 and 1965. He also created the superheroes 'Hydroman' and 'Homem Lua', and wrote stories for 'Capitão 7' and 'X-Men' (Brazilian stories). Among the titles Malagola worked for are 'Juju Faísca', 'Meio Fio', 'Santos Dumont', 'Castro Alves', 'Rui Barbosa', 'Uk e Uka', 'Drácula', 'Targo', 'Historias Negras', 'Esquife', 'Combete', 'Clássicos do Terror', 'Homem Mosca', 'Lili' and 'Juvêncio'.
Juju Faísca was the name used in Brazil for the character 'Cutie Pie', that was created by Gene Fawcette for Lev Gleason. When the publisher ran out of original material, Malagola produced new stories with character for publishers La Selva and Gráfica Novo Mundo. He also created his own characters for the titles, including 'Meio Fio', 'Torradinha', 'Catuta' and the pre-historic children 'Uk and Uka'. His final work in the comics field was 'O Lobisomem' (with Nico Rosso) and 'A Múmia' for Minami-Cunha Editores in the mid 1970s.