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L'Italo Americano Illustrato
Mistero
Nuovo serie - Mistero!
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First issues
Country/language: Mini italy.gif Italy / Italian
Publishing company: Casa Editrice Nerbini
Publishing years: 1946-1950
Issues: 101 (?)
Format: vari, b/w (color)


Issue overview

The "Mistero" series came out in total 101 issues devided into three series:

L'Italo Americano Illustrato / Mistero

  • Issues 1 (December 8, 1946) to 28 (June 15, 1947).

The "Mistero" series started with the newspaper sized "L'Italo Americano Illustrato" December 8, 1946. In the beginning the weekly magazine was bilingual, with Italian and English language. From #17 (March 30, 1947) the magazine changed name to "Mistero" - settimanale italiano-americano di racconti illustrati. It printed various US and Italian series as: "And so They Were... Never Married)" by Cliff Sterrett (14-16), "Belles and Wedding Bells and then Were Maried" by Cliff Sterrett (13-16), "Captain Easy" by Walter Scott (22-24), "Difendi l'amor mio" by Maria Laura Segrè & Nicolò (1-19), "Dr Wobes" by Elliot Caplin & J N McArdie (7-20, 24-28), "Il distintissmo signore di Lino" by ? (17), "It Always Happens So" by Jimmy Hatlo (1-16, 20-22), "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins (1-27), "La voce del mare" by Felisari and Galle|pini (17-22), "Lone Ranger" by Fran Striker & Charles Flanders (1-6), "Polly and her Pals" by Cliff Sterrett (1-8), "The Glamour Girls" by Don Flowers (1-4) and "Tillie the Toiler" by Russ Westover (1-13, 17-19, 21-22). Issues 1-16 was re-printed in a hard-cover book by Nerbini in 1978.

Mistero

  • Issues 29 (August 24, 1947) to 47 (December 28, 1947).

Issues 29 to 47 printed various US and Italian series as: "The Phantom" by Guido Fantoni (29-34, 38-40, 44-46), "Mandrake" by Phil Davis (35-37, 47), "Tim Tyler's Luck" by Lyman Young (41-43), "Inspector Wade" by Lyman Anderson (29-36), "I banditi di Green-Rock" by F Vichi (37-41) and "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins (42-47).

  • Issues 1 (January 4, 1948) to 6 (February 8, 1948).

In 1948 the magazine restart the numbering for the series. Issues 1 to 6 printed various US and Italian series as: "The Phantom" by G Fantoni (4-6), "Mandrake" by Phil Davis (1-3), "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins (1-2) and "Petrosino" by F Vichi (3-6). The Mandrake stories were re-released in the Albi Economici Nerbini series.

Issues with Mandrake

Nuovo serie - Mistero!

  • Issues 1 (February 15, 1948) to 44 (December 12, 1948).

The New series printed stories with: "The Phantom" by G Fantoni (1-3, 7-9, 13-15, 19-21, 25-27, 31-39, 43-44), "Mandrake" by Phil Davis (4-6, edited), Roberto Lemmi (10-12), A Galleppini (16-18, 22-24, 28-30) and Franco Donatelli (40-42), "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins (1-2), "Petrosino" by F Vichi (1, 3-6, 7-9), "La slida di Carlos" by G Toppi (10-17), "Gli evasi delle Guyana" by G Scudellari (18-28), "Toni il saltimanco" by G Vitelli (29-33), and "Una tragedia sui ghiacci" by G Vitelli (33). The "Nuovo serie - Mistero" was re-printed by Nerbini in about 1978.

Issues with Mandrake

Albums

The issues from the "Mistero" #29 to "Nuovo serie - Mistero!" #44 were reprinted into 23 albums by dr Giuseppe Cartoni (?): "Mandrake" (8 issues) , "The Phantom" (14 issues) and "Tim Tyler's Luck" (1 issue).

Issues with Mandrake

Mistero

  • Issues 48 (March 26, 1950) to 51 (April 16, 1950). The issues 45 to 47 were probably a 3-part "Mandrake" story but it was never printed.

The series re-started in 1950 and printed, in landscape format, "The Phantom" story "Il piano 47" by G Fantoni (48-51, reprint from "Il giornale dell'Uomo Mascherato"). Issues 48 to 51 was sold between the first and second "Mistero Comics" series and continued the numbering from the "Nuovo serie - Mistero!". Strangly it is printed Anno III on the covers, same as issues from 1948 !