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Pisellino was a weekly magazine published by Nerbini in Italy from 1939 to 1941, total 96 issues.


Pinocchio: Il Giornale dei ragazzi italiani / Diretto da Paolo Lorenzini (Collodi Nipote) started as a weekly magazine May 15, 1938. The magasine had 12 pages (from #19 12 pages) and was printed in b/w, b/w/red and color. "Pinocchio" printed various comics as: Italian made comics like; Pinocchio, Romolo and Pisellino by Paolo Lorenzini and Giorgio Scudellari, and US comics like; La Piccola Betta, Annibale and Principe Valentino. "Pinocchio" ended in November 1938 with #30.

The new magazine Pisellino / Diretto da Paolo Lorenzini (Collodi Nipote) replace "Pinocchio" February 19, 1939. Since the magazine "Pinocchio" was Anno I the first issue of "Pisellino" became Anno II. The magazine are in color and b/w, measures 34 x 26 cm and printed various comics as; Prince Valiant, Lone Ranger, Cino e Franco, Mandrake and on.

Issue overview

Year Issues Comment
1938 30 as Pinocchio
1939 48
1940 33
1941 15

In 1941 "Pisellino" merges with the magazine Giungla!.

Issues with Mandrake

Title US title Issues Comment
"L’uomo magico" "Mandrake in Hollywood" and "Sonny the Child Movie Star" 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
"Il mago dello sport" "Blozz the Champion" 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32


In 1979 all issues were reprinted by "Edizione Nerbini" and collected into 6 albums. The Mandrake stories are reprinted in the thrid album (album including the issues # 11 to 33 of 1940);

View of Album III (1979 reprint)