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Cine Romanzi Americani
First issue
Country/language: Mini italy.gif Italy / Italian
Publishing company: Edizioni La Meridiana
Publishing years: 1945–1946
Issues: 27
Format: 18×28 cm, color

Contastorie - cine romanzi americani was an Italian weekly magazine published by "Edizioni La Meridiana".

Issue overview

Regular series

"Contastorie" presents various American characters alongside stories of Italian and British production, such as: "Jim della Giungla" (Jungle Jim) by Alex Raymond (eg. James Raymond), "La Commedia Umana" by William Saroyan and Nick Hoffer, "Cavaliere Mascheralo" (The Lone Ranger) by Fran Striker and Charles Flanders, "L'Ispettore Wade" (Inspector Wade) by Sheldon Stark and Neil O'Keefe, "Marco Spada" (Brick Bradlord) by William Ritt and Clarence Gray, "L'uomo dall'orecchia mozza" by Edmond About and Frank Reynolds, "L'Allipiano scomparso" (Lone Ranger) by Fran Striker and Jon L Blummer, "Mandrake" by Lee Falk and Phil Davis, "Principe Valente" (Prince Valiant) by Harold R. Foster, "I Fanfaroni del Re" by Paul Fèval & Saro Bellomia, "La Settima Croce" by Anna Seghers & William Sharp, "Un affare misterioso" by J. Du Boisgobey & Saro Bellomia, "Cino e Franco" (Tim Tyler's Luck) by Lyman Young (eg. Tom Massey), "Il Bimbo Rapilo" by Erle Stanley Gardner, "Robin Hood" by Waller Scott and Ugo Matagna, "Braccio di Ferro" (Popeye) by Elzie Crisler Segar.

Mandrake stories in Contastorie

Story Daily/Sunday Issues Note
Mandrake alla caccia del tesoro Sunday 1/1945 - 23/1946

All the issues have 16 pages, one of them featuring Mandrake in the inner contents (in black and white), at the first part of the series, and on the back cover (in color) for several last issues. As only 27 issues were published, it seems that two original Sunday pages were missing (point to check / last issue (#23) features the final March 20th, 1938 Sunday page with, however, a last panel indicating "next : "Mandrake nella Luna".)

Covers gallery


All issues were reprinted by Capriotti Editore in 1975.