Super Albo / Special Mandrake (Fratelli Spada)

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Super Albo was a series of Mandrake comic books published by the Italian publisher Fratelli Spada from January 1962 to February 1967.

History

Until the Super Albo issue 157, only the even numbered issues were devoted to "Mandrake the Magician", and the uneven numbered issues were devoted to "The Phantom". After issue 157, the series was split into two separate parts : Super Albo which continued printing only "The Phantom", while "Mandrake" was continued in a new series entitled Special Mandrake.

Almost all issues featured reprints of American newspapers stories, mainly daily stories. The format size was 17 × 24 cm with 64 or 80 pages. The issues also contained reprints of other comic like "Tim Tyler's Luck", "Rip Kirby" and so on.

Issue overview

Super Albo

Issues with Mandrake

Up to issue 24 the stories were "redrawn" (16, 18, 20, 22 and 48) and "Lucidanto" (polished) by Domenico Mirabella.

1962
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1963
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1964
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100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118
1965 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157  

Albums

Unsold copies of the first series were later glued together and given new covers and sold as Super Albo Raccolta.

Special Mandrake

1965 158 159 160 161 162 163  
1966 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189
1967 190 191 192 193 194