Saturday, June 17, 2017

Retro Foreign: Mexican Domingos Alegres #1439, 1443, 1447, and 1451

When the Clásicos del Cine or Film Classics title ended with issue #315, the Spanish translation of the Marvel Star Wars issues moved to another Editorial Novaro title, Domingos Alegres or Happy Sundays.  There are nine issues of Domingos Alegres with Star Wars published from December 1981 to August 1982.  Domingos Alegres was a weekly book and Star Wars alternated with other comic titles.  The Star Wars issue was followed by a Gold Key horror issue, a Charlton Beatle Bailey issue, and a DC Warlord issue and this repeated until the title ended with issue #1457.  Every Star Wars issue in this title is in the aguila or eagle format which is a digest-sized comic although not nearly as thick.  This is the same format used for the Star Wars adaptation that appeared in Clásicos del Cine #299 - 302.

Like the first movie's adaptation, The Empire Strikes Back translation was published for Mexican readers in four issues: Domingos Alegres #1439, 1443, 1447, and 1451.

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Domingos Alegres #1439a - Editorial Novaro, Mexico (April 1982)
contains Star Wars #39 and 1st half of #40
Domingos Alegres #1439 uses the same cover artwork as Star Wars #39.

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Domingos Alegres #1443a - Editorial Novaro, Mexico (May 1982)
contains 2nd half of Star Wars #40 and #41
Domingos Alegres #1443 uses the same cover artwork as Star Wars #41.

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Domingos Alegres #1447a - Editorial Novaro, Mexico (June 1982)
contains Star Wars #42 and 1st half of #43
Star Wars #42's cover artwork is used for Domingos Alegres #1447.  Like Star Wars #42, this issue commands a premium over the other issues in the adaptation.

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Domingos Alegres #1451a - Editorial Novaro, Mexico (July 1982)
contains 2nd half of Star Wars #43 and #44
The final issue in the adaptation, Domingos Alegres #1451, uses the same cover artwork as Star Wars #44.

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