|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 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.
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).
For many years the covers were made by Hugo D'Adderio. The first series ended with issue 472 (464 ?) in 1959.
Several albums were released in the small format (13.5×17 cm) up to June 1960.
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.
Issues with Mandrake
A Spanish version was published in the years 1972- 1974 (issues 185-209, 210-234 and 235-252. In total 68 issues). They difference in: the text "Publicación para adultos" on the covers (from #203), a price tag in pesetas (from #204) and from # 217 with a different cover.
- 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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