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'''King Comics''' was published by [[David McKay Company]] from April 1936 to November-December 1949, and again early 1950 to February 1952.
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'''King Comics''' was published by [[David McKay Company]] from April 1936 to November-December 1949, and by "Best Books Inc" from early 1950 to February 1952.
==History==
 
The series was a compilation of newspaper strip reprints such as "[[Mandrake the Magician]]", "Brick Bradford", "Popeye", "Henry", "The Lone Ranger", "Blondie", "Prince Valiant" and "[[The Phantom]]".  
 
  
'''King Comics''' reprinted Sunday pages of Mandrake in ## 1 to 147. After the end of the series ''(# 155, November-December 1949)'', four more issues ''(numbering #156 to 159)'' were published by "Standard: Best Books, Inc." /"Standard Comics; This is a King Feature" between March 1950 and February 1952, under the logo ''King Comics''.  
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== History ==
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'''King Comics''' reprinted Sunday pages of "[[Mandrake the Magician]]" from # 1 to 147. After the end of the series (in # 155, November-December 1949)(*), four more issues (numbering #156 to 159) (*) were published quaterly - but in fact very irregularly as they are from Spring 1950 to February 1952 - by "Best Books Inc.", located in Meriden, Connecticut, this time under the emblem "Standard Comics" as appearing on covers. This last mark was linked to the "[[King Features Syndicate]]" comic publications. Since 1948, "Best Books" was specialized in the pursuit of some material previously edited under another label.
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==Note (*): the issues #148 to #155 as well as #157 and 158 don't contain any Mandrake stories.
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== Issue overview ==
 
== Issue overview ==
===Mandrake stories===
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=== Mandrake stories 1/ "David McKay Company" ===
 
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| "[[Roc Island]]" || [[King Comics 142|142]], [[King Comics 143|143]], [[King Comics 144|144]], [[King Comics 145|145]], [[King Comics 146|146]] ||
 
| "[[Roc Island]]" || [[King Comics 142|142]], [[King Comics 143|143]], [[King Comics 144|144]], [[King Comics 145|145]], [[King Comics 146|146]] ||
 
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| "[[Kingdom of Marvel]]" || [[King Comics 147|147]], 148, [[King Comics 149|149]], [[King Comics 150|150]], [[King Comics 151|151]], [[King Comics 152|152]], [[King Comics 153|153]], [[King Comics 154|154]], [[King Comics 155|155]], [[King Comics 156|156]], [[King Comics 157|157]], [[King Comics 158|158]], [[King Comics 159|159]] ||  
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| "[[Kingdom of Marvel]]" || [[King Comics 147|147]] || (first four Sunday pages only) 
 
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=== Mandrake covers ===
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=== Mandrake stories 2/ "Best Books Inc" ===
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| "[[The Old Ones]]" || [[King Comics 156|156]] || (story entitled: "The Other Word!")
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| "[[Pleasant Valley]]" || [[King Comics 159|159]] || (story entitled: "The Winged Menace!") 
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=== Mandrake covers (only one)===
 
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Image:kc004.jpg|[[King Comics 4|King Comics #4<br>Joseph Musial]]
 
Image:kc004.jpg|[[King Comics 4|King Comics #4<br>Joseph Musial]]

Latest revision as of 05:30, 9 September 2021

King Comics
King Comics 001.jpg
First issue
Country/language: Mini usa.gif USA / English
Publishing company: David McKay Company
Publishing years: 1936-1949
Issues: 159
Format: 18×36 cm, color


King Comics was published by David McKay Company from April 1936 to November-December 1949, and by "Best Books Inc" from early 1950 to February 1952.

History

King Comics reprinted Sunday pages of "Mandrake the Magician" from # 1 to 147. After the end of the series (in # 155, November-December 1949)(*), four more issues (numbering #156 to 159) (*) were published quaterly - but in fact very irregularly as they are from Spring 1950 to February 1952 - by "Best Books Inc.", located in Meriden, Connecticut, this time under the emblem "Standard Comics" as appearing on covers. This last mark was linked to the "King Features Syndicate" comic publications. Since 1948, "Best Books" was specialized in the pursuit of some material previously edited under another label. ==Note (*): the issues #148 to #155 as well as #157 and 158 don't contain any Mandrake stories. .

Issue overview

Mandrake stories 1/ "David McKay Company"

Title Issues Comment
"Land of the Fakirs" 1, 2
"Land of the Little People" 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
"The Circus People" 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
"Chamber into the X Dimension" 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
"Prince Paulo the Tyrant" 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
"The Treasure Hunt" 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34
"The Lunar Trip" 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
"Mandrake and Lothar at the Carnival" 41, 42
"The Haunted Range" 42, 43, 44
"The Fisherman" 44
"Afternoon with Lothar" 44
"The Annoying" 45
"The Flying Pass By" 45
"The Clairvoyant" 45
"City of Gold" 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52
"The Evil Man" 52
"Trial of Strenght" 52
"The Cure" 53
"Lothar go Fishing" 53
"The Dishonest Merchant" 53
"The Ghost Bear of Glass Mountain" 53, 54, 55, 56, 57
"Mandrake and Doubting Thomas" 57
"Lothar's Visit to the Dentist" 57
"Jam Session" 58
"Mandrake and the Burglar" 58
"The Music Lesson" 58
"The Theatre Mysteries" 59, 60, 61
"The Flame Pearls Pt.1: Attempted Assassination" 61, 62, 63
"The Flame Pearls Pt.2: Magnetic Island" 63, 64, 65
"The Flame Pearls Pt.3: The Three Cows" 65, 66, 67
"The Swordfish" 67
"The Flame Pearls Pt.4: The Amazons" 67, 68, 69, 70
"The Flame Pearls Pt.5: The Ghost Ship" 70, 71, 72, 73, 74
"The Flame Pearls Pt.6: The Witch of Tago" 74, 75, 76
"The Flame Pearls Pt.7: Land of the Giants" 77, 78, 79, 80, 81
"The Flame Pearls Pt.8: The Hungry Isles" 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87
"Pacifica" 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94
"Mystery of the Girls with Red Hair" 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
"Cloud City" 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107
"Gloria Golden" 108, 109, 110
"The Garden of Wuzzu" 110, 111, 112, 113, 114
"The Circus Adventure" 115, 116, 117, 118
"The Santa Claus Pirates" 118, 119, 120, 121
"Fountain of Youth" 122, 123, 124, 125
"Kingdom of the Wind" 125, 126, 127, 128
"The Atalan Deep" 129, 130, 131, 132, 133
"The Twins of Karana" 134, 135, 136, 137, 138
"The Singing Devils" 138, 139, 140, 141, 142
"Roc Island" 142, 143, 144, 145, 146
"Kingdom of Marvel" 147 (first four Sunday pages only)

Mandrake stories 2/ "Best Books Inc"

Title Issues Comment
"The Old Ones" 156 (story entitled: "The Other Word!")
"Pleasant Valley" 159 (story entitled: "The Winged Menace!")

Mandrake covers (only one)

The last four issues have smalls pictures of Mandrake and/or "The Phantom" on the covers :