Fanzines and Fan Magazines

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According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. The term fanzine is sometimes confused with "fan magazine", but the latter term most often refers to commercially produced publications for (rather than by) fans. 

On this page, there are some fanzins and fan magazines that contain Mandrake stories or which have articles related to Mandrake the Magician.


Gedeone Malagola

A 188 pages fan publication in b/w by Gedeone Malagola, realeased in 2002 in Jundía, São Paulo.

Editora Gibizada

Valdir Dâmaso started his first fanzine, "Jornal da Gibizada", in 1985. During the years "Editora Gibizada" published over 160 magazines, although some issues in only 50 copies.

  • Journal da Gibizada #20 (1988), Mandrake on the cover.
  • Álbum Juvenil Série A #15 (1992) - "Mandrake e os Mágicos", 10 stories with Mandrake, Zatara, Zembini, Yarko, Fantasmo, O Mistico ou Mr. X (Mr. Mystic), A Pederosa Ísis, A Feiticeira, Mysto.
  • Álbum Juvenil Tiras #5 (1993) - "Mandrake o Mágico" dailies from 1965, 1979-1981. Also some strips by Frank, Ernest and Zezé.
  • Almanaque da Gibizada #1 (1995) - Super-Hoem, Batman, Mandrake, Mulher-Maravilha, Príncipe Submarino, Tocha Humana, Brucutú, O Capitão e os Meninos, Familia Marvel, Sheena, Tigrana.



Captain George Presents

George Henderson printed some example strips with Mandrake in his "Captain George Presents" series.


Le Capitaine Morgan

Comics 130

Starting in 1971 Futuropolis released nine issues of the fanzine Comics 130. Issue 3 printed the second Mandrake Sunday story.


A fanzine series, issue 4 1999 have an Mandrake artickel and some illustratione.


Il fumetto / Fumetto

Review about comics edited, since May 1970, by the Italian association ANAF ("Associazione Nazionale Amici del Fumetto").



United Kingdom


A fanzine series (?) released by Robin Osborne in London, in the 70s (?).


Comic Crusader 14

Fanzine magazine published by Martin L. Greim in 1972. The issue Comic Crusader 14 contains an interview with Fred Fredericks.


Fanzine published by Jerry Rudolph and Bob Mullen in 1963 and 1964 (at least 3 issues). The first issue contains a retelling of "Mandrake the Magician and the Midnight Monster" as published for the "Better Little Books" collection.

On the Drawing Board Fanzine

Fanzine published, in New York from October 1966 to 1968 by Bob Schoenfeld, as the official newsletter of the "Gateway Comic Art Fan Club". The 1967 issue #13 has a Mandrake cover by Ken Keller.

Voice of Comicdom

Fanzine published by Rudy Franke & Bill Dubayfrom 1965 to 1971 (17 issues, monthly published - when possible - in the beginning but in fact irregularly). Formerly "Fantasy Heroes 'Hangout" fanzine. Subtitled "Comicdom's First Newspaper". Known to have released the first underground work of Richard Corben. The issue #5 (August 1965) contains an article about Mandrake the Magician wrtitten by Tom Hronik.