I Classici dell'Avventura – L'Uomo Mascherato (Fratelli Spada)

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I Classici dell'Avventura – L'Uomo Mascherato was published monthly by Fratelli Spada from January 1962 to February 1967.

History

The series had a cartridge on the upper left mentioning the title I Classici dell'Avventura, the format size of 15 x 21 cm for most of the issues, and 100 pages per issue. The series was launched immediately after La Freccia's series ended.

This series alternated between the adventures of the Phantom (even issue numbers) and Mandrake the Magician (uneven issue numbers). The series had a total of 134 issues, of which 67 issues were devoted to Phantom stories. The first issue dedicated to the Phantom was issue #2 (January 25, 1962) and the last one was issue 134 (February 12, 1967). Issues #14, 16 and 26 had a bigger size of 17 × 24 cm and had the subtitle gigante.

Each issue included three Phantom stories, until issue #62 in May 1964, from which only one Phantom story was featured. Each issue now included two other comics such as "Tim Tyler's Luck", "Secret Agent X-9", "King of the Royal Mounted" and so on.

In France, a similar series of 78 issues (entitled at first Classiques de l'aventure, then Les héros de l'aventure) was published by Editions des Remparts from 1964 to 1971. It roughly corresponded to the Phantom issues from Fratelli Spada's I Classici dell'Avventura – L'Uomo Mascherato, while the Mandrake issues were published as a separate series called Les héros du mystère.

Issue overview

1962
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
1963
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
1964
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
1965
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100 101 102 103 104
1966 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130
1967 131 132 133 134  

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