Haftalık Gençlik Mecmuası
|Country/language:||Turkey / Turkish|
|Publishing company:||Tay Yayınları|
|Format:||14 x 19.5 cm , b/w|
Mandrake was the regular series of Mandrake comic books published by the Turkish publisher Tay Yayınları. A total of 316 issues were released from 1974 to late 1980's. Cover illustrations were by Turkish artists, the most prolific being Aslan Şükür.
First series (1974-1979)
The first issue is dated July 8, 1974 and the last (#250) on May 13, 1979. The issues in this weekly publication had 52, 44 and 34 pages. The stories have been newspaper strip stories.
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Unsold issues were collected in a series named Mandrake Albüm later with 3 issues included in each album. After the weekly run of the magazine ceased, the albums continued (#82 to #231) their run with reprints and occasional brand new adventures of Fred Fredericks, Phil Davis and a few stories from Fratelli Spada artists for several additional years.
This weekly series did not have any printed publishing dates. On the covers one find the text KDV Dahil. Turkey introduced value-added tax (VAT) from the 1st of January 1985, so the second Mandrake series was published after this date.
Issues in this series had 52 pages with newspaper stories by Lee Falk and Fred Fredericks.
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Mandrake Süper Albüm
Unsold issues were collected into Süper Albüms later. After the weekly run of the magazine ceased, the Süper Albüms continued (#21 to #80) their run with reprints and occasional brand new adventures of Fred Fredericks and Phil Davis. Süper Albüms had one more series (#1 to #33).