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Un viaje al planeta Marte

Un viaje al planeta Marte (Coleccion Nick-Fox) [The Journey to the planet Mars]

On April 8, 1933 first issue published. Edited by J. Sanxo later Sancho, in Barcelona. 24 booklets in the series "Collection Nick Fox" titled Un viaje al Planeta Marte [A Journey to the Planet Mars], which had preceded the 16 issues in the same series titled Un viaje al Polo Norte [A trip to North Pole].
The issues 1 to 16, included in back cover summary of planetary worlds by Flammarion, appeared edited by J. Sanxo. Parts 17 to 24 included advertising and the edited by J. Sancho.

Edited by J. Sanxo / J. Sancho.
1933-

"Until one day when I come to Earth, a black star collides with them and Nick Fox wakes up in bed screaming: "The sideroplano burns in space! There is no salvation." Everything has been a dream of the boy and with this hackneyed action ensures that the novel is part of the collection Nick Fox."



Un viaje al planeta Marte
Un viaje al planeta Marte
[The Journey to the planet Mars]

Second series with same title was published in 1930´s. Author of the series was José María Canellas Casals. He was the literary editor of the Ediciones Marco. His other works published also by Ediciones Marco were adventure series Los vampiros del Aire [The Vampires of the Air] (probably), Mack-Wan, el hombre invencible [Mack-Wan, The Invisible Man] and El último vampiro [The Last Vampire]. Later he wrote scripts for comic books when editorial Marco started their comics production. Editorial Marco was founded by Tomás Marco Debón, former employee of Casa Editorial Vecchi in Barcelona. 1935 publisher changed its name to Hispano Americana.

Published by Ediciones Marco in Barcelona. (Union, 21)
Price 10 centavos.
24 issues.
193?.
Author José María Canellas Casals.
Cover illustrations and interior art by Marc Farell.

  • 03. Un mundo desconocido.
  • 10. Un vieja fantastico.
  • 11. La lucha con lo invicible.
  • 14. Un viaje en la eternidad.
  • 16. A traves de los mundos.
  • 17. El monstruo de los cielos.
  • 18. El mundo de losespiritus.
  • 19. El Sol gigante.
  • 21. Una hora tragica.
  • 23. El sitio del hambre.






Los vampiros del Aire
Published by Ediciones Marco in Barcelona. (Union, 21)
Price 10 centavos.
45 issues.
c. 1933-34?
Author José María Canellas Casals.
Cover illustrations and interior art by Marc Farell.

1940 comic book titled "Los vampiros del Aire" was published by Ediciones Marco. Appearently story was based on this series. Artist drawing the comic book was Francisco Darnís Vicente. 12 issues published. Story by Canellas Casals. Price 50 centavos. Also reprint of 6 issues in 1947.

  • 1. Un hombe misterioso.
  • 4. Una garra siniestra.

Mack-Wan, el hombre invencible
Published by Ediciones Marco in Barcelona. (Union, 21)
Price 10 centavos.
20 issues.
193?.
Author José María Canellas Casals.
Cover illustrations and interior art by Marc Farell.
El último vampiro
Published by Ediciones Marco in Barcelona. (Union, 21)
Price 10 centavos.
16 issues.
193?.
Author José María Canellas Casals.
Cover illustrations and interior by .

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Un viaje al planeta Marte:

Los vampiros del aire:
Mack-Wan, el hombre invencible:
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El último vampiro:
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  • Wanjek, ???: Der German Heftroman Katalog. K. Ganzbiller / Hobby-Nostalgie-Tryck, ????.
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