1001 Roman

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1001 Roman
First issue
Country/language: Mini turkey.gif Turkey / Turkish
Publishing company: Türkiye Yayınevi
Publishing years: 1939-1946
Issues: 350
Format: 23,5×31 cm , b/w and color

1001 Roman is an Turkish magazine that published Mandrake from 1939 to the 1946.


One of the leading pulishers of popular magazines in Turkey, Tahsin Demiray's Türkiye Yayınları, launched the weekly 1001 Roman in 1939. Beginning with #18 (November 6, 1939) the magazine started printing "Mandrake - Sihirbazlar Kralı" (Mandrake - The King of the Magicians), a byline which would stuck with the character so much in Turkey that when, decades later, a weekly Mandrake comics would be launched in 1974, the logo on the first pages would once again utilize it.

Mandrake was published in the back covers of issues 87 to 108 and hence in color. It should also be noted that 1001 Roman, in the same manner as Ateş had done six years ago, presented Mandrake's first-ever adventure in an abridged form, omitting several panels, but the panels omitted in 1001 Roman were not same as those in Ateş, so 1001 Roman had not simply reprinted Ateş's edition; in anycase, the Turkish translation and the lettering were also different.

1001 Roman halted serializing Mandrake in 1945 after re-running three of the four adventures previously serialized in Ateş. After about a year of hiatus, one more Mandrake adventure was serialized in 1946, ending with the cessation of the publication of the weekly with #350. The final Mandrake adventure serialized in 1001 Roman was a daily strip continuity, originally run in US newspapers in 1938, where Mandrake visits Hollywood, but the Turkish editors began to serialize this continuity half-way through its first sub-plot and ended half-way through its second sub-plot at a convenient point when Mandrake teaches a spoiled child star some manners, before the kid gets kidnapped which was actually the main plot point of the narrative.

Mandrake stories


Between 1940-46, Türkiye Yayınevi also published monthly 1001 Roman special issues, and Mandrake were featured in several of them.


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