Collection à 8 Francs
(La) Collection à 8 Francs ("Franc" was the French currency before the euro) was a French comic books series, released - without any numbering – from 1944 to 1946 by Editions S.A.G.E, better known for its "Aventures et Mystère" series.
The issues were presented in an oblong format of 26,5 × 17 cm. Their selling price was “8 Francs”, a rather inexpensive cost, but in return the pagination was rather poor (8 pages in black & white). The covers have a distinctive look, being illustrated with colored strips directly taken from the comics. It is noteworthy that the words "Collection à 8 Francs" are not necessary indicated on the front page but the short abbreviation "Prix: 8 F" (Price: 8 F) is always mentionned. It's worth to note that paper production being restricted after the World War II, the classical main image of the cover has been reduced and is accompanied with the first panels of the story in order to reduce the paper used.
The series featured comics such as: "Alain la Foudre (Dick Fulmine)" by Vincenzo Baggiol and Carlo Cossio (24 issues), "Le Bolide Fantôme" by Vittorio Cossio (1 issue), "Le Fantôme du Bengale (The Phantom)" by Lee Falk and Ray Moore (7 issues), "Jacky Détective" by Coulton Waugh (4 issues), "Jim la Jungle (Jungle Jim)" by Don Moore and Alex Raymond (4 issues), "Le Lone Ranger (The Lone Ranger)" by Charles Flanders and Fran Striker (4 issues), "Mandrake" by Lee Falk and Phil Davis (4 issues), "Raoul et Gaston (Tim Tyler's Luck)" by Lyman Young (9 issues), "Risque Tout" by Rodaly (2 issues) and "X 9 (Secret Agent X-9)" by Charles Flanders and Robert Storm (7 issues). In a total of 66 comic-books, only a few were devoted to Mandrake the Magician.
Issues with Mandrake
At least, two albums were made in 1945-1946 with ten previous issues being put together.
- PhantomWiki: Collection à 8 Francs
- BD's on the WEB, la database BD du Loup: Petits S.A.G.E. à 8f.
- BD o vore: Série Collection à 8 francs
|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|
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