L'Avventuroso

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L'Avventuroso
grande settimanale d’avventure
L-Avventuroso-001.jpg
First issue
Country/language: Mini italy.gif Italy / Italian
Publishing company: Nerbini
Publishing years: 1934-1943
Issues: 450
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L'avventuroso was a weekly Italian magazine, published from 1934 to 1943 by the editor Mario Nerbini.

Issue overview

L'avventuroso (issue #1 on October 14 1934) was the first comics magazine to release "Mandrake the Magician" in Europe with an appearance in the issue #15 dated January 20, 1935. "Mandrake" continued to appear until issue #375 in 1941. At the time, the large format (32×43.5 cm until the issue #304 and 25×35 cm from #305 to the end) as well of the attractive colors of the magazine and its innovative contents ( partly based on American comics of a period which is now called "the Golden Age of Comics" with such classicals as "Flash Gordon", "The Phantom", "Prince Valiant", "Red Barry", "Secret Agent X9", "Jungle Jim", "Brick Bradford", "Terry and the Pirates" and so on ) have received a great success with a frequent publishing of 500.000 or 600.000 copies sold each week. Unfortunately, the Fascist Regime of Mussolini considered all non-Italian material bad, and due to new laws it was banished. During the Second World War, there were more and more difficulties to maintain the publication and in spite of the popular success of the magazine amongst the young readers, the last issue of L'Avventuroso was released on May 16, 1943 (#450).

Mandrake stories in L'Avventuroso

Title US Title Issues Comment
"Mandrake l’uomo del mistero" "The Cobra" 1935: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 (note: the story is censored)
"Il mistero della casa da giuoco" "The Hawk (Mandrake Meets Narda)" 1935: 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 (note: the story is censored)
"Il mostro di passo Tanov" "The Monster of Tanov Pass" 1935: 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 1936: 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78
"Il cammello d’argilla" "Saki, the Clay Camel" 1936: 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108 (note: the story is censored)
"Il fenomeno da circo" "The Werewolf" 1936: 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 1937: 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128
"L’enigmatico Davos" "The Return of the Clay Camel" 1937: 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152
"La mummia vivente" "The Slave Traders of Tygandi" 1937: 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 1938: 169
"Il mago 900" "Mandrake in America" (part 1) 1940: 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310 Note:Il mago 900 (Mandracke)
"L'uomo dal viso pantera" "Mandrake and the Haunted House" 1940: 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318 Note: title started in #315
"Falco, cavallo da Corsa" "Mandrake in America" (part 2) 1940: 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 1941: 326, 327, 328
"Il gozzo del diavolo" "Mandrake in Love" 1941: 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339
"I misteri del museo" "The Museum Mystery" 1941: 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354
"Nel covo delle spie" "The Octopus Ring" 1941: 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375 incomplete

Note

  • Narda are named Daran pre 1941.