Mandrake (Mondes Mystérieux)
|Country/language:||France / French|
|Publishing company:||Editions des Remparts|
|Format:||15×21 < 19×26 cm,|
b/w & color
Mandrake (subtitle "Mondes mystérieux" = "Mysterious Worlds") was the first regular Mandrake publication of Editions des Remparts. It was based on the Italian publisher Fratelli Spada's Mandrake series and published in France from June 1962 to August 1980. The Mandrake stories were supplemented by American comics such as "Tim Tyler's Luck", "Rip Kirby" and "Ben Bolt", and Italian comics. A total of 451 issues were published from 1962 to 1980. Strangely, it seems that issue #431 never was printed.
The "Kangouro" issues were supplement to issues 324, 328 and 342. Inside the supplement there was a poster and one back issue of both a "Mandrake" and "The Phantom" comics. The Phantom series also had a similar "Kangouro" series.
Each issue from #355 to #417 contained a 8 pages supplement (except for #417 having a limited 4 pages supplement) - with a format of 38 cm x 50 cm - reproducing Sunday pages published between February 3, 1935 and August 27, 1944. Those supplements were later collected, first in two albums, then next in 1980 into four albums entitled L'âge d'or (The Golden Age).
Two collector binders with the Sunday pages supplement were issued.
Albums (initial series)
Unsold copies of the "Mandrake" series from 1963 to 1965 were glued together with a new outer cover and sold as "albums", at first in an initial run of at least 9 albums.
Albums (new series)
Unsold copies of the "Mandrake" series from 1967 to 1975 were glued together with a new outer cover and sold as "Mandrake Album". The issues inside the albums may vary due to how many copies the publisher had of each unsold issue. Issues from the Phantom series, and other series, sometime replaced Mandrake issues. Album issues 20 to 25 have widely varying content, also due to the change in format and pages of the regular Mandrake series.
L'âge d'or – Mandrake
"L'âge d'or" (= The Golden Age) collected the eight-page Sunday page supplements originally published in "Mandrake" issues 355 to 416. A total of 499 Sunday pages were reprinted in four albums.
|Mandrake publications in France|
L'âge d'or – Mandrake • Aventures et Mystère • Collection à 8 Francs • Collection Mandrake • Collection merveilleuse • Les héros du mystère • Les maîtres de la bande dessinée / Bande pourpre • Mandrake - Mondes Mystérieux • Mandrake le Magicien • BD V.F. -Mandrake le Magicien • Futuropolis Copyright - Mandrake le Magicien • Mandrake le Magicien - L'intégrale • Mandrake roi de la magie • Spécial Mandrake - Mondes Mystérieux
|As back-up title||
Comics 130 (issue 3) • Hardy présente "Donald" • Le Fantôme Spécial • Hop-là! • Janus Stark • Le Journal de Mickey • Le Journal de Mickey (Hors-série) • Robinson • Robinson et Hop-là ! réunis • Roy Rogers
|Mandrake publications by country|
Austria • Belgium • Bulgaria • Denmark • Finland • France • Germany • Greece • Iceland • Italy • Ireland • Netherlands • Norway • Poland • Portugal • Slovenia • Spain • Sweden • Turkey • United Kingdom • Yugoslavia