Disco Friday: International editions

The problem with international editions until the 70’s or 80’s (depending on which country you grew up in) is that sometimes the art is modified and other times it’s totally butchered, not to mention the translations (but that’s a problem to this day). We will come back to all of these topics at some point […]

Disco Friday: Mandrake vs The Demon Dancer

A while ago, I posted a cover of a Spanish reprint of Mandrake in which he met the Demon Dancer. Thanks to the Mandrake Wiki, and keeping with the Disco Friday subject, I thought I would post a few different covers of other international editions, for comparison: I think that the French one wins by […]

As if by magic, new Mandrake crossover!

Bleeding Cool gave us some pretty good news yesterday, a new comic featuring Mandrake will be published in September by Dynamite: King’s Watch. A crossover with The Phantom and Flash Gordon, too (I swear I didn’t know anything about this when I wrote my post yesterday). And written by Jeff Parker. Does it get better […]

Mandrake in Film

So, Mandrake in films … I will leave out the boring details (yes, there’s the serial, the pilot made in 1954 and the TV movie from 1979), to focus on the important stuff, so grab on to your top hats because here we go!!! From Federico Fellini’s Intervista, Mastroianni playing Mandrake: From Vittorio De Sicca’s […]

Fantomas vs Batman (and other Turkish classics)

So I finally checked, and to answer my own question, yes Fantomas vs Batman does exist (or did at some point). I had to dig in my DVD collection to find Onar Films’ release of Kizil Tug Gengiz Han, which includes the Turkish Fantastic Cinema Guide booklet. I will admit to not having watched the […]