Apu

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Apu is a Finnish monthly women's magazine based in Helsinski and published by A-lehdet. (The Finnish word "Apu" means "Help", the magazine being founded at a time of economic recession to help the unemployed persons).

History

The magazine was founded in 1933 by its first editor-in-chief Yrjö Lyytikäinen as a weekly publication. In the late 30's (1938 ?) it started to print the Mandrake Sundays, under the name Taika-Jim. In the early 40's APU printed Mandrake dailies, reformated to fit a page, similar as the Swedish magazine Allers Familj-Journal. In the 50's Taika-Jim was often presented on the back cover. In the mid 70's (1974 ?) started to print the half page variant (eg 4 of 6 panels) with two Sunday pages in each issue of APU, soon changing to one Sunday page in each issue. The Mandrake page was printed in black and white during the first years, in sepia between 1948 (at least) and issue # 1959/37 (12.02.1959) and in color from issue # 1959/38 (19.09.1959) until its ending run in issue # 1990/7 (17.02.1990).

Often APU have double issues of the magazine in Midsummer and Christmas.

In the issues 25/25-1980 to 25/26-1981 the comics were collected into a comic supplement, "Apu Sarjis", as an insert in the main magazine.

Published stories

Daily stories

# Original story title Issue and start date Issue and end date Comment
26 "Lothar the Champ" (1943) (1944) Example: # 11/1944 = 16 to 21 February, 1942 Daily strips.

Sunday stories

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# Original story title Issue and start date Issue and end date Comment
6 "Prince Paulo the Tyrant" # 9 (?) (1938) # 33 (1938) (in bl. & w. until 1948)
7 "The Treasure Hunt" # 34 (1938) # 11 (1939) double issue 51-52
8 "The Lunar Trip" # 12 (1939) # 37 (1939)
9 "Mandrake and Lothar at the Carnival" # 38 (1939) # 42 (1939)
10 "The Haunted Range" # 43 (1939) # 1 (1940) double issue 50-51 (?)
f. 1 "The Fisherman" # 2 (1940)
f. 2 "Afternoon with Lothar" # 3 (1940)
f. 3 "The Annoying" # 4 (1940)
f. 4 "The Flying Pass By" # 5 (1940)
f. 5 "The Clairvoyant" # 6 (1940)
11 "City of Gold" # 7 (1940) # 33 (1940)
12 "The Ghost Bear of Glass Mountain" # 34 (1940)
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23 "Mystery of the Girls with Red Hair" # 4 (1945) # 20 (1945)
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24 "Cloud City" # 45 (?) (1947) # 28 (1948) (becoming sepia during 1948)
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26 "The Garden of Wuzzu" # 22 (1949) # 38 (1949)
27 "The Circus Adventure" # 39 (1949) #52 (?) (1949)
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36 "The Blue Bandit" # 22 (03.06.1950) # 42 (21.10.1950)
38 "City of Jewels Pt.1: The Polar Bear Pirates" # 43 (28.10.1950) # 2 (13.01.1951) 51 issues in 1950
39 "City of Jewels Pt.2: The Ice Demons" # 3 (20.01.1951) # 13 (31.03.1951)
40 "City of Jewels Pt.3: Conclusion" # 14 (1951) # 23 (1951)
41 "The Raft People" # 24 (1951) # 33 (1951)
42 "Fear Island" # 34 (1951) # 47 (1951)
43 "The Mystery of the Big Trees" #48 (1951) # 10 (08.03.1952) 51 issues in 1951
44 "Jungle Adventure" # 11 (15.03.1952) # 1 (03.01.1953) double issue: # 51-52 (December 1952)
45 "The Ghost Whale" # 2 (10.01.1953) # 13 (28.03.1953)
46 "The Department Store Mystery" # 14 (04.04.1953) # 21 (23.05.1953)
47 "Curse of the Kavrun Emerald" # 22 (30.05.1953) # 33 (15.08.1953)
48 "The Venus Flytrap" # 34 (22.08.1953) # 41 (10.10.1953)
49 "Mystery of the Vanishing Homes" # 42 (17.10.1953) # 51-52 (19.12.1953)
50 "The Spaceship to Venus" # 51/52 (19.12.1953) # 22 (29.05.1954)
51 "The Caribbean Mystery" # 23 (05.06.1954) # 29 (17.07.1954)
52 "The Jungle Fullback" # 30 (24.07.1954) # 38 (18.09.1954)
53 "Taboo Land" # 39 (25.09.1954) # 6 (05.02.1955) double issue: # 51-52 (December 1954)
54 "The Doorway to Z" # 7 (12.02.1955) # 25 (18.06.1955)
55 "The Hide-out" # 26 (25.6.1955) # 34 (20.08.1955)
56 "The Visitors # 35 (27.08.1955) # 2 (14.01.1956) double issue: # 51-52 (17.12.1955)
57 "The Water Champ" # 3 (21.01.1956) # 6 (11.02.1956)
58 "Mandrake's Magic House" # 7 (18.02.1956) # 18 (05.05.1956)
59 "Mandrake Plays Cupid" # 19 (12.05.1956) # 26 (30.06.1956)
60 "Rex (The Living Fossil)" # 27 (21.07.1956) # 45 (10.11.1956)
61 "The Mountain that Walked" # 46 (17.11.1956) # 2 (12.01.1957)
62 "The Tomb" # 3 (19.01.1957) # 10 (09.03.1957)
63 "The Ocean Wind" # 11 (16.03.1957) # 31 (03.08.1957)
64 "The Sleeping Forest" # 32 (10.08.1957) # 44 (02.11.1957)
65 "Isle of the Giant" # 45 (09.11.1957) # 2 (11.01.1958)
66 "Universal Love" # 3 (18.01.1958) # 13 (29.03.1958)
67 "Magnetic Island" # 14 (05.04.1958) # 28 (12.7.1958)
68 "The Castaway" # 29 (19.7.1958) # 40 (04.10.1958)
69 "City in the Deep" # 41 (11.10.1958) # 4 (24.01.1959) double issue: #51-52 (20.12.1958)
70 "Witchmen's Peak" # 5 (31.01.1959) # 27 (04.07.1959)
71 "The Miss Galaxy Beauty Contest" # 28 (11.07.1959) # 5 (30.01.1960) (color from # 38/1959)
72 "The Casino" # 6 (06.02.1960) # 12 (19.03.1960)
73 "The Place Called X" # 13 (26.03.1960) # 33 (13.08.1960) * issue #28 sepia and grey / double issue: # 26-27 (24.06.1960)
76 "The Birthday Party" # 34 (20.08.1960) # ? (1961)
78 "The Watcher" # ? # 34 (26.08.1961) double issue: # 25-26 (23.06.1961)
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80 "The Horse Thief" # 44 (04.11.1961) # 1 (06.01.1962) double issue: # 52-53 (23.12.1961)
81 "The Abominable Snowman" # 2 (13.01.1962) # 25 (23.06.1962)
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90 "Task Test" # ? (1962) # 16 (20.04.1963)
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92 "The Ghost Lover" # 23 (06-06-1964) # 47 (21.11.1964)
93 "The Double" # 48 (28.11.1964) # ? (1965)
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96 "The Traveller's Tale" # ? (1965) # 46 (20.11.1965)
95 "The Mole" # 47 (27.11.1965) # 26 (02.07.1966)
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98 "The Underworld vs. Inter-Intel" # ? (1967) # ? (1967)
99 "The Astro Pirates" # 1 (06.01.1968) # 20 (18.05.1968)
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101 "The Meeting of Mandrake and Lothar" # 39 (28.09.1968) # ? (1969)
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123 "The Bank Robbery " # ? (1974) # ? (1975)
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132 "Prairie Man" # ? (1976) # ? (1977)
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137 "Narq's Conquest" # ? (1978) # ? (1978)
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144 "The Cave Mystery" # ? (1981) # ? (1981) in inside supplement "Apu Sarjis" (see below)
145 "The Rat Men" # ? (1981) # ? (1981)
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157 "The Floating Island" # ? (1988) # ? (1989)
158 ""The Young Prince"
159 "Taboo Isle"
160 "Singing Rocks" # 7 (17.02.1990) The last story in Apu.


  • In "Apu Sarjis" supplement: (1980-1981)
# Original story title Comment
144 "The Cave Mystery"

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