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First issue
issue 36
Country/language: Mini turkey.gif Turkey / Turkish
Publishing company: Tahsin Demiray
Hamid Şendur
Publishing years: 1937-1938
Issues: 52
Format: ? x ? cm , b/w

Ateş (Fire) is an Turkish magazine that published Mandrake Daily strip from 1937 to the 1938.


Mandrake's second appearance in Turkey was the weekly children magazine Ateş published by Türkiye Yayinevi. "Mandrake - Şimşek Adam" (The Lighting Man) began to be serialized in two pages in "Ateş - Çocuklar İçin" #14 (February 2, 1937), joining two other comics series.

Issue overview

Regular series

Issues with Mandrake

The Mandrake adventure serialized in this first series of Ateş was his first-ever daily strip from 1934 where he meets his arch-nemesis the Cobra. The story had already been serialized in Turkey in Büyük Gazete in 1935. Ateş presented the story in an edited form, omitting several panels, even entire strips. In issue 36 Mandrake also appeared on the cover, the first-ever appearance of the character on the cover of a Turkish publication. The cover art is by Ercümend Kalmuk (1909-1971), a staff illustrator for Türkiye Yayınları.

Title US Title Issues note
"Mandrake - Şimşek Adam" The Cobra 1937: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33,
1937: 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52

Second series

The magazine enlarged its size and started new numeration. Mandrake was the only comics in this new series of Ateş and was serialized on the back covers. The Mandrake adventures serialized in the second series of Ateş are:

Mandrake stories

For some reason, Ateş had skipped the 4th daily strip continuity where Mandrake meets the Clay Camel, who would be one of the recurrant villains, and is also temporarily re-united with Narda.