|Country/language:||Argentina / Spanish|
|Publishing company:||Editorial Columba|
b/w & color
In 1950 (July 4) "Editorial Columba" released the weekly "Fantasía", a small (13.5×17 cm) comic book in landscape format. In 1958 the format changes to a larger (18×25 cm) vertical size with a yellow background color on the covers. Even though the series had printed the year and date on the covers the numbering was ongoing (Anno I, #1, July 4 1950).
In the beginning the series printed imported series as: "El Coronel X", "Roy Rogers", "Tarzán", "El Capitán Carson (Steve Cannyon)" and on. Then the series started to alternating national material with imported series.
For many years the covers were made by Hugo D'Adderio. The first series ended with issue 472 (464 ?) in 1959.
In 1964 the size was changed to 19×28 cm. The series printed the year and issue inside the first years, keeping the year and restarting the numbering (Anno XIII, #1)[footnotes 3] . In the years 1968 to 1971 the Extraordinario issues have a supplement magazine inside, some with Mandrake.
The first issue of a new series was released in October 1975, interacting with the Fantasía series.
Yearbooks were released in January each year.
Also several albums in the small format (13.5×17 cm) were released up to 1960.
Issues with Mandrake
- It looks like no issues were released in 1960.
- Another factor is that in January 1970 the ninth issue of the Yearbook Fantasía Anuario #9 was released. Counting backwards indicates that the first Yearbook was released in January 1961.
- Logically the year 1964 would be "Anno XIV" (14) since "Anno I" is 1950, but one year is missing in the chronology.
|Mandrake publications in Argentina|
|As back-up title||
Fantasía • El Fantasma • El Gorrión • Gran Bonete • El Libro de la Historieta • Libro de Oro - El Fantasma • Pif-Paf • Album Pif-Paf • Ra-Ta-Plán • Selecciones Graficas • Sandokan • Super Sandokan • Super Album de la Historieta • Tabú Extra • El Tony
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