Hop-là!

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Hop-là!
L'hebdomadaire de la jeunesse moderne
Hop-la-001.jpg
First issue
Country/language: Mini france.gif France / French
Publishing company: Opera Mundi
Publishing years: 1937–1940
Issues: 132
Format: 24,5 x 34 cm,
b/w & color


Hop-là! was published weekly by the French publisher Opera Mundi in 1937 to 1940. It was a compilation of newspaper strip reprints such as "Mandrake the Magician", "Brick Bradford", "Popeye", "Prince Valiant" and others.

The issues from 1 to 52 and 95 to 132 had 8 pages, from 53 to 94 12 pages. The format was 24,5 x 34 cm changing to 37,5 x 27,5 cm from issue 53. Some of the pages with the Mandrake daily strips was in color.

Issue overview

Regular series

Mandrake stories in Hop-la!

Title US Title Issues Comment
"Le dromadaire d'argile" "Saki, the Clay Camel" 1937: 1, 2, 3, 4,
1938: 5, 6, 7, 8
Incomplete (beginning with September 16, 1935 strip)
"Mandrake et le loup-garou" "The Werewolf" 1938: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
"Frégoli du mal" "The Return of the Clay Camel" 1938:, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44
""L'oasis d'acradi" "The Slave Traders of Tygandi" 1938: 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55,
1939: 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61
"Voyage en préhistoire" "Mandrake in the Lost World" 1939: 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88
"Dans les griffes du Cobra" "In the Cobra's Grip" 1939: 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108,
1940: 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121
"Le magicien 900" & "Faucon cheval de course" "Mandrake in America" 1940: 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132

Albums

Unsold magazines was rebound into albums. It seems that it was two variants of the covers in the album series

Eagle Scout Roy Powers cover

Mandrake cover