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First issued in 1932, Topolino maintains its market leadership with original comic stories and themed editorials. Summer specials drive sales over one million copies per week (usually less than that, say 600-800 thousand, but it has passed the 1 million mark a few times e.g. during the summer and with special gadgets being distributed with the comic).
It has been around in this format, which the Italian call Topolino Libretto, meaning booklet, since 1949. Before that it existed in newspaper form (Topolino Giornale, although the official title of the publication always remained Topolino) and also ran comics stories with humans, not only mice and ducks.
- Topolino Libretto: 738 issues from 1932 to 1949. Published by: Nerbini (1-136), Walt Disney-Mondadori (137-257), A.P.I.-Anonima Periodici Italiani (258-545), Mondadori (546-564), Helicon Italiana (565-600), Mondadori (601-738)
- Topolino Giornale: restarted counting in 1949, now over 2500 issues. Published by: Mondadori and Disney.