El Tony

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El Tony was published by Editorial Columba from 1928 to mid 2000.

El Tony
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First issue
Country/language: Mini argentina.gif Argentina / Spanish
Publishing company: Editorial Columba
Publishing years: 1928 to 1966 (first series) / ? to mid 2000 (second series)
Issues: 2004
Format: b/w


History

El Tony was launched by brothers Ramón and Claudio Columba on September 26, 1928. It was primarily aimed for children, containing cartoons, educational and literary adaptations. Gradually the contents were turning to teen and adult audiences. The initial print run was 10,000 copies, reaching 300,000 weekly at its peak.

It contains strip reprints of US comics such as "Mandrake the Magician", "The Phantom", "Secret Agent X-9", "Tarzan", "Batman" and on. National artists were incorporated gradually to encompass almost all the material presented. Until mid-1940 the strips were presented as separate panels with text under them.

"El Tony" have supplements in various formats and versions like; El Tony Album, El Tony Extracolor, El Tony Super Color, El Tony Todo Color, El Tony Color, El Tony Anuarios and El Tony Superanuales. In some cases the variants numbering starting from number 1.

The first annual album, released in February 1939 with 76 pages, the central and almost exclusive content was the first Mandrake story: "The Cobra".

Daily strips stories

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Original story title Start End Examples of Daily strips in issues Publishing years
"The Cobra" (# ? ) (# ?) # 355 1935
"The Hawk (Mandrake Meets Narda)" (# ?) (# ?) # 371 1935
"The Monster of Tanov Pass" (# ?) (# ?) # 401: strips from May 29 to 31, 1935. 1936
"The Return of the Clay Camel" (# ?) (# ?) # 451: strips from June 19 to July 2, 1936. 1937
"The Slave Traders of Tygandi" (# ?) (# ?) # 462: strips from September 23 to 26, 1936. 1937
"Mandrake in America" (# ?) (# ?) # 527: : strips from December 4 to 8, 1937. 1938
"Visitors from Space" (# ?) (# ?) # 557: : strips from December 8 to 13, 1938 1939
"Mandrake in Love" (# ?) (# ?) # 589: strips from November 3 to 11, 1938 1940
"The Mountain Bandits" (# ?) (# 616) # 616: strips from January 18 to ?, 1940. 1940
"The Museum Mystery" (# 616) (# ?) # 618: strips from January 31 to February ?, 1940. 1940
"The Octopus Ring" (# ?) (# ?) # 645: strips from September 10 to 13, 1940. 1941
"Dr Griff's Invention" (# ?) (# ?) # 661: strips from January 15 to 21, 1941. 1941
"Mandrake in Cockaigne" (# ?) (# ?) # 670: strips from June 6 to 10, 1939. 1941
"The Deep South" (# ?) (# ?) # 685: strips from March 3 to ?, 1939. 1941
"Lothar the Champ" (# ?) (# ?) # 724: strips from March 27 to April 2, 1941. 1942
"Medusa" (# ?) (# 946) # 946: strips from May 31 to June 1, 1946. 1946
"The Jinx" (# 946) (# ?) # 946: strips from June 3 to 6, 1946. 1946
"Felina" (# ?) (# ?) # 960: strips from September 17 to 23, 1946. 1947
"HRH Cuddles" (# ?) (# ?) # 991: strips from May 9 to 15, 1947. 1947
"The Big Tyme" (# 1062 ) (# ?) # 1062: strips from October 4 to 9,1948. 1949
"Swami" (# ?) (# 1180) # 1180: March 16 and 17, 1951 strips. 1951
"Lenore" (# 1180) (# ?) # 1180: strips from 19 to 22, 1951. 1951
"Dr Griff's Invention" (# ?) (# 1452) (second run) # 1443: strips from January 20 to 23, 1941. 1956
"U-Hunt" (# 1453) (# ?) # 1454: strips from July 29 to 30, 1955. 1956

nb: until mid-1940, the stories are presented with only a narration under separate panels (no speech balloons).

Early issues with Mandrake and various views

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