Las Grandes Aventuras: Merlin el Mago Moderno 19

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El Hombre de la Mascara Negra
con Merlín el Mago Moderne
LGA Merlin el Mago Moderno-19.jpg
Cover artist: unknown
Country/language: Mini spain.gif Spain / Spanish
Format: 21 x 32 cm
Pages: 16 pgs, b/w
Publishing date: 1946
Editor: unknown
Publishing company: Hispano Americana
Preceded by: Merlin #18
Followed by: Merlin #20

El Hombre de la Mascara Negra con Merlín el Mago Moderne is presumably the nineteenth Mandrake issue in the "Las Grandes Aventuras" series with price tag 1.5 ptas.


Mandrake stories

Original cover drawing

LGA Merlin el Mago Moderno-19-original-coverdrawing.jpg

Back cover

The back covers of this issue has an ad for four books from Hispano Americana's "Colección Cumbre " series: "La Flecha Negra" & "El Dinamitero" by Robert L. Stevenson and "Aventuras de Arturo Gordon Pym" & "El Misterio de María Roget" by Edgar Allan Poe. This ad is also found on the back covers of: "Tarzán" Los Mensajeros del Mal, "Carlos el Intrepido" Mas Alta de la Puerta de Cristal & El Idolo de la Caverna, "Jorge y Fernando" Nido de Destrucción. "Aventuero" issue 17 also has the same ad.

In 1983 Joaquín Esteve edited in collaboration with "Club Amigos de la Historieta" a facsimile reprint of this issue. The back cover is with only one printing plate for prussian blue.


The "Las Grandes Aventuras" (or other series by Hispano Americana) have no numbering or date printed on the cover or inside, thus making it difficult to make an index in chronological order. Fortunately, most of the back covers from the series "Las Grandes Aventuras" and "Los Albumes Preferidos por la Juventud" series (Colleción "Audaz" & Aventuras y Misterio) have a back-list and an ad for the next issue. Sometime also the current or next issue for the other series.

Comparing the back covers of the first print issues prior this Mandrake issue it is possible to make a list which shows that this Mandrake issue was #139 in the "Las Grandes Aventuras" series, most likely published in February/April 1946.