Gli Albi dei tre porcellini

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Gli Albi dei tre porcellini
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First issue
Country/language: Mini italy.gif Italy / Italian
Publishing company: Edizioni Walt Disney - Mondadori
Publishing years: 1936-1937
Issues: 29
Format: b/w and color

Gli Albi dei tre porcellini was released in Italy by Edizioni Walt Disney - Mondadori.

Issue overview

The series featured various comics material in part already published in the weekly "I tre porcellini" (issue #1 March 28, 1935 to issue #98 February 4, 1937) which contained material from the Walt Disney's "Silly Symphonies - with "The Three Little Pigs" as protagonists - also some others Walt Disney's material. It also featured American comics like "Little Annie Rooney" and "Brick Bradford" as well as Italian productions, the most known being "Saturno contro la Terra" by Cesare Zavattini.

On 1936, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore releases "Gli Albi dei tre porcellini", a series of complete stories with a larger range of classicals American and national materials: "Audax" ("King of the Royal Mounted") - issues # 1, 11, 18, 24 and 28 - by Zane Grey and Allen M. Dean, "Tre Cupidini" ("Kewpies") - issue 2 - by Rose O'Neill, "Robin Hood" - issue 3 - by Charles Flanders, "Gianni Giramondo" ("Johnny Round-the-World") - issue # 4 - by William LaVarre, "Guido e Dora" - issue 5 -, "Piero Pat" ("Peter Pat") - issue 6 - by John Campbell and Mo' Leff, "Ispettore Wade" - issues 7 and 12 - by Lyman Anderson, "Tim and Tom" ("Tim Tyler 's Luck") - issues 7bis, 11bis, 17, 22 and 27 - by Lyman Young, "Guido Ventura" ("Brick Bradford") - issues 8, 10, 13 and 21 - by William Ritt and Clarence Gray, "Ted" ("Ted Towers") - issues 9, 20, 26 and 29 - by Frank Buck, "Natale nel paese dei balocchi" -issue 14- from Walt Disney's Silly Symphony, "Mandrake" - issues 15, 19 and 25 - by Lee Falk and Phil Davis, "Ted Feller" - issue 16 -, "La Pattuglia dei senza parura G Men" ("The G-Man") - issue 23 - by George Clarke and Lou Hanlon.

The series was at first published in big format (39,5 x 26,5 cms from issues #1 to 6,and 39 x 25 cms for the two following extra issues) before being reduced in a 19,5 x 28,5 cms size. The generic title did change to Gli albi delle grandi avventure with issue 21. The covers of issue 8, 10 and 14 was made by Antonio Rubino..

Regular series

  • First issue: February 29, 1936.
  • Last issue: Demember 10,1937.

Issues with Mandrake

Extra issues

In addition to the 29 regular issues the series had 2 extra issues numbering 7 bis and 11 bis. There was also an issue 14 bis, but this was a supplement for issue 14. Non of the extra issues printed Mandrake stories.

Supplement album

In descember 1939 there was released a 80 pages supplement album #14: "Topolino 1937 Albo-Almanacco", with cover made by Antonio Rubino. The album did not print any Mandrake stories but printed; "Il corsaro fantasma" by Pedrocchi and Dell'Acqua, "Micina Principessa dei Mici" (The Pussycat Princess) by Grace G. Drayton, "Topolino" (Mickey Mouse) by Walt Disney, "Audax" (King of the Royal Mounted) by Zane Grey and Allen M. Dean, "Rico" (Henry) by Carl Anderson, "Braccio di Ferro" (Popeye) by Segar, "Piccolo re" (The Little King) by Otto Soglow and "Tommaso Ficcanso".

Reprint (by publisher)


The "Audax" stories was reprinted in the "Albi d'Oro" 1946 series.


The "G. Men" stories was reprinted in the "Albi il Fumetio" 1972 series.

Club Anni Trenta

The "Ispetiore Wade" stories was reprinted in the "Collana Grandi Avventure" series in 1970. And #7 and #12 was reprinted in the same series in 1972.

Editoriale Comics

Reprinted #7 in "Comics Club allegato" #1 (1967).

Edizioni Camillo Conti

Reprinted all issues in 1980-81, and the "Topolino 1937 Albo-Almanacco" in 1984.