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Héroes Modernos, Serie A: El Hombre Enmascarado

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Héroes Modernos, Serie A, El Hombre Enmascarado was a Spanish publication dedicated to "The Phantom".


It was published in 1963 and 1964. A total of 75 issues were weekly published in Spain by "Editorial Dólar" and was the successor to two series previously released by the same editor, namely "Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado" (1958-1959) and "Héroes Modernos, Serie 0: El Hombre Enmascarado" (1960). However, and unlike these two previous series, only works by Wilson McCoy and Sy Barry were featured in the 1963-1964 series as it feature any story drawn by Ray Moore. It featured dailies as well as Sunday pages stories. It was the first serialized Spanish publication to offer to the readers the "more modern" work of the Phantom created by Sy Barry.

Serie A: El Hombre Enmascarado was accompanied, at the same time, by two others series - the serie B entirely devoted to "Flash Gordon" and the serie C devoted to various comics classics such as "Mandrake the Magician","Flash Gordon", "Ben Bolt", "Dr.Kildare", "Prince Valiant", "Rip Kirby","Secret Agent X-9", "Tim Tyler's Luck".

Printed in an oblong format (21 x 29 cm) with 20 pages in black and white, all the 75 issues of series were collected in 1965 in one separate album of more than 1200 pages in which the original covers were however omitted.

In 1970, all 75 issues were collected in fifteen Biblioteca Eterna albums.

It should be noted that with issue Serie B: Flash Gordon #37B, the back cover reproduced one Sunday page in color by Sy Barry, from another story than the one illustrated inside, the continuity of this Sunday pages story running alternatively from backs covers in the series A to the back covers of the series B and C, a commercial way to get readers in buying all the issues from the three different series if the wanted read the full Sunday pages story.

Issue overview

Serie A

10A 11A 12A 13A 14A 15A
16A 17A 18A 19A 20A 21A 22A 23A 24A 25A 26A 27A 28A 29A 30A
31A 32A 33A 34A 35A 36A 37A 38A 39A 40A 41A 42A 43A 44A 45A
46A 47A 48A 49A 50A 51A 52A 53A 54A 55A 56A 57A 58A 59A 60A
61A 62A 63A 64A 65A 66A 67A 68A 69A 70A 71A 72A 73A 74A 75A

Serie B

37B 38B 39B 40B 41B 42B 43B 44B 45B 46B

Serie C

37C 38C 39C 40C 41C 42C 43C 44C 45C 46C

Biblioteca Eterna

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15