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Mandrake the Magician is a syndicated newspaper comic strip, created by Lee Falk (before he created The Phantom). Its publication began June 11, 1934. Phil Davis soon took over as the strip’s illustrator, while Falk continued to script. The strip is distributed by King Features Syndicate.

Mandrake, along with the Phantom Magician in Mel Graff’s The Adventures of Patsy, are regarded by comics historians as the first superheroes of comics. Comics historian Don Markstein writes, “Some people say Mandrake the Magician, who started in 1934, was comics’ first superhero.”  mandrake05

Davis worked on the strip until his death in 1964, when Falk recruited current artist Fred Fredericks. With Falk’s death in 1999, Fredericks became both writer and artist. The Sunday Mandrake strip ended December 29, 2002. The daily strip ended mid-story on July 6, 2013 when Fred Fredericks retired, and a reprint of D220 “Pursuit of the Cobra” from 1995 began on July 8, 2013.

Mandrake is a magician whose work is based on an unusually fast hypnotic technique. As noted in captions, when Mandrake “gestures hypnotically”, his subjects see illusions, and Mandrake has used this technique against a variety of villains including gangsters, mad scientists, extraterrestrials, and characters from other dimensions. Mandrake also possesses psychic and telekinetic powers, can turn invisible, shapeshift, and teleport periodically. His hat, cloak and wand, passed down from his father Theron, possess great magical properties which in time Mandrake learns how to use.

 

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D062 – Mandrakes Birthday
D065 – The Million Dollar Loaf
D066 – The Mysterious Phone Booth
D069 – Out Of Nowhere
D071 – The Jungle Witch
D074 – The Monsters
D091 – The Western
D124 – The Butterfly Man
D133 – The Return Of Evil
D135 – The Mysterious Bureau
D138 – The Evil Ones

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D141 – The Bribe
D142 – The Cobra Strikes
D143 – Karmas Adventure
D144 – Hojos Tale
D145 – The Clay Camel
D146 – Narda And The Cats
D147 – Kolossus
D148 – Magic Man
D157 – The Bug Man
D160 – The Thieves

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D161 – Super Shark
D162 – The Frame Up
D163 – The Evil Twin
D164 – Narda And The Sheik
D165 – The Mysterious Chief
D166 – The Pacific Circle
D170 – Mu
D171 – The Demon Dancer

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D188 – The Super Computer
D189 – Island of the Mad Count
D190 – The Hijacking
D192 – The Murder Contract
D193 – The Case Of The Headless Man
D199 – The Woods
D200 – Wall Walker
D201 – Madame Sir-See
D202 – Matter Mover
D203 – The Gift

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D204 – King Kered
D205 – Voodoo
D206 – The Other Side Of Nowhere
D207 – Return Of The ClayCamel
D208 – TheTerrorists
D209 – Dr. Loqos Secret Formula
D210 – The Mirror Mystery
D211 – The Book Of Criminals
D212 – Nardas Dream
D213 – The Doppelganger

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D214 – The Ears Of The Earth
D215 – Mandrakes SundayWalk
D216 – The Diamond Trader
D217 – The Secret Place
D218 – The Monster Thief
D219 – General Buffo Druglord
D220 – Pursuit Of The Cobra
D221 – The SS
D222 – Clay Camel And The Ganglords

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D223 – Alibi Algie
D224 – Scary Aliens
D225 – Mandrakes Wedding At Cockaigne
D226 – Mandrakes Wedding At The College OfMagic
D227 – BigJ ake And Co
D228 – Mandrakes Wedding At Xanadu

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D229 – Aliens
D230 – The Fisherman
D231 – Secret Mission
D232 – Siege At Xanadu
D233 – The Haunted Ballroom

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D234 – The Lost Chord
D235 – Return Of The Clay Camel
D236 – Kingdom Of The Old
D237 – The Perilous Crossover

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D238 – The Missing Aviatrix
D239 – Countdown To Oblivion
D240 – Tollbooth Of Terror

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D241 – Prisoner In Cell 13
D242 – The Fear Machine
D243 – Mountain Of Mystery

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D244 – The Walking Man
D245 – Lights! Camera! Danger!
D246 – TheL ittle House That Wasnt There

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D247 – Footsteps FromT he Past
D248 – Space Glitch
D249 – Blizzard Of Crime

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D250 – Treachery At The Top Of The World
D251 – Still Lovely Still Deadly

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D252 – The Hitman From Another Planet
D253 – Dangerous Music
D254 – Meet Captain Smash

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D258 – Idol With No Name
D262 – Ghost Town Blues

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D264 – The Challenge
D265 – Warlock At Large
D266 – Vanguard of Shadows

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S016 – The Flame Pearls III The Three Cows
S126 – The Roadhouse
S127 – Ghost Town
S128 – The Plane Hijackers
S129 – The Man From Europa
S130 – The Giant Head
S131 – The Moxley University Robbers
S132 – The Prairie Man
S133 – Mysterious Bigfoot
S134 – Old Folks
S135 – The Three Brothers
S136 – Mr. Ttazz

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S137 – Narqs Conquest
S138 – Mandrake And Ali Petro
S139 – The Mysterious Birds
S140 – The Sky Pirates
S141 – Lothars Work Out
S142 – Super Giant
S143 – Mandrakes Hate Club
S144 – The Cave Mystery
S145 – The Ratmen
S146 – Mandrakes Masquerade The Xanadu Story
S147 – Center Stage Terror
S148 – Prince Nasdaq
S149 – El Dorado

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S150 – The Cloud Men
S151 – The Evil Star
S152 – Dr. Ffarks Cosmic Circus
S153 – The Hitchhiker
S154 – The Central Galaxy
S155 – The Lost City

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S156 – The Kraken
S157 – The Floating Island
S158 – The Young Prince
S159 – Taboo Isle
S160 – Singing Rocks
S161 – The Sport Of Magicians

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S162 – The Dolphins
S163 – Isle Des Fleurs Et Morte
S164 – Dangers In The Jungle
S165 – The Snarff Of Karff
S166 – The Million Dollar Tour
S167 – Capt. CCs Crazy Circus
S168 – The Prison Break

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S169 – The Bikers Of Ghost Town
S170 – The Bee Thief
S171 – The Galactic Birthday Adventure
S172 – Revolution In Lotherton

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S173 – The Swarm
S174 – Dr. Holtons Reputation
S175 – Speedy
S176 – Mandrake Marries Narda
S177 – The Cloud
S178 – The Bullies
S179 – The Invisible Person
S180 – Rumble On The Road

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S181 – The Trick Stealer
S182 – High Climb To Danger
S183 – The Devils Stage Coach
S186 – Return Of The Tourist
S187 – Shadows on Devil Road

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3 Daily stories

D001 – The Cobra
D002 – The Hawk
D003 – The Monster Of Tanov Pass

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2 Daily stories

D004 – Saki,The Clay Camel
D005 – The Werewolf

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4 Daily stories

D006 – The Return Of The Clay Camel
D007 – The Slave Traders Of Tygandi
D008 – The Lost World
D009 – In the Cobra’s Grip

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3 Daily stories

D010 – Mandrake in America
D011 – Mandrake in Hollywood
D012 – Sonny the Child Movie Star

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6 Daily stories

D013 – Mandrake and the Haunted House
D014 – Blozz the Champion
D015 – Mandrake in Love
D016 – Visitors From Space
D017 – The Deep South
D018 – Mandrake in Cockaigne

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4 Daily stories

D019 – Mandrake in North Africa
D020 – The Mountain Bandits
D021 – The Museum Mystery
D022 – The Octopus Ring

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4 Daily stories

D023 – Dr. Griffs Invention
D024 – The Mystery of the Striped Orchid
D025 – The Great Grando
D026 – Lothar The Champ

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5 Daily stories

D027 – The Rumor Factory
D028 – Baron Kord
D029 – The Witch Of Kaloon
D030 – The Earthshaker
D031 – The Dome

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9 Daily stories

D032 – Doctor Congo
D033 – The Mirror People
D034 – The Ice Lady
D035 – The Old Ones
D036 – The Mysterious Prince
D037 – The Sleeping Beauty
D038 – Pleasant Valley
D039 – Medusa
D040 – The Jinx

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8 Daily stories

D041 – Felina
D043 – HRH Cuddles
D044 – Wolf Valley
D045 – Sky Acres
D046 – The Ghost Plane
D047 – Cinderella of the Sea
D048 – Queen Ebony
D049 – The Big Tyme

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6 Daily stories

D050 – Derek
D051 – The Amazing Ray
D052 – Lady Ermine
D053 – Mystery Taxi
D054 – Mystery At The Bar T Ranch
D055 – Deadman’s Gulch

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8 Daily stories

D056 – The Beauty Collector
D057 – The Dark One
D059 – The Haunted Farm
D063 – The Face Mystery
D064 – The Conquerors
D067 – Silly Stuff Department
D070 – The Impostor
D078 – The Museum Theft

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18 Daily stories

D079 – The Enchantress
D081 – The Inventor
D082 – Return of the Clay Camel
D083 – U-Hunt
D084 – The Experiment
D085 – Michael
D086 – The New Neighbors
D087 – The Decoy
D088 – The Little Fog
D089 – Tubs Gang
D090 – The Chess Kings
D092 – The Penthouse Mystery
D093 – Lothar’s Day
D094 – Jami
D095 – The New-Type Radio
D096 – The Employment Agency
D097 – Nardas Adventure
D098 – Tale Of Detru

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8 Daily stories

D099 – The Invisible Bandit
D100 – The Dollmaker
D101 – Queen Of The Cats
D102 – The Strange Fisherman
D103 – The Spaceman Mystery
D104 – Shirlana
D105 – Secret of the Sargasso
D106 – Spooks

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12 Daily stories

D107 – The Thief
D108 – The Ambassador
D109 – The Rockaby Thief
D110 – Mystery Of The Bikini Girl
D111 – The Fishing Trip
D112 – The Photo Mystery
D113 – Goliath
D114 – The Peddler
D115 – The City Jungle
D116 – Nardas TV Show
D117 – The Gamblers
D118 – The First Visitors

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15 Daily stories

D119 – The Aftermath
D120 – Smuggler’s Luck
D121 – The Giant Toothache
D122 – Master Of Magic
D123 – The Disturber
D125 – The Chief
D126 – Return Of The Mirror People
D127 – The Team
D128 – The Odd Fellow
D130 – The Witches
D131 – The UFO
D132 – The Trail
D149 – The Rogues
D150 – The Mission
D151 – Trail of The Pusher

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9 Daily stories

D152 – Dr. Xoz – Professor of Smells
D153 – The Ratmen of Rodencia
D154 – The Incredible Thief
D155 – Tale Of Aleena
D156 – Super-Elec
D158 – The Cobra And The Cube
D159 – The Search ForThe Cobra
D177 – Short Cut
D255 – Unknown Island

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2 Daily stories

D256 – Beware, The Bookworm
D257 – One Wizard Too Many

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4 Daily stories

D259 – The Return of Doctor Hi-5
D260 – When Vampires Strikes
D261 – Guest in the House
D263 – Melody of Doom

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7 Sunday stories

S001 – The Hidden Kingdom of Murderer
S002 – The Land Of The Fakirs
S003 – Land Of The Little People
S004 – The Circus People
S005 – Chamber Into The X Dimension
S006 – Prince Paulo The Tyrant
S007 – The Treasure Hunt

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10 Sunday stories

S008 – The Lunar Trip
S009 – Mandrake And Lothar At The Carnival
S010 – The Haunted Range
S011 – City of Gold
S012 – The Ghost Bear Of Glass Mountain
S013 – The Filler Page
S014 – The Flame Pearls 01
S015 – The Flame Pearls 02
S017 – The Flame Pearls 04
S018 – The Flame Pearls 05

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5 Sunday stories

S019 – The Flame Pearls 06
S020 – The Flame Pearls 07
S021 – The Flame Pearls 08
S022- Pacifica
S023 – The Mystery of the Girls with Red Hair

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12 Sunday stories

S024 – Cloud City
S025 – Gloria Golden
S026 – The Garden of Wuzzu
S027 – The Circus Adventure
S028 – The Santa Claus Pirates
S029 – The Fountain of Youth
S030 – King of the Wind
S031 – The Atalan Deep
S032 – The Twins Of Karana
S033 – The Singing Devils
S034 – Roc Island
S035 – The Kingdom Of Marvel

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8 Sunday stories

S036 – The Blue Bandit
S037 – The Prince Who Never Smiled
S038 – City Of Jewels 01
S039 – City Of Jewels 02
S040 – City Of Jewels 03
S041 – The Raft People
S042 – Fear Island
S043 – The Mystery Of The Big Trees

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10 Sunday stories

S044 – Jungle Adventure
S045 – The Ghost Whale
S046 – The Department Store Mystery
S047 – Curse of the Kavrun Emerald
S048 – The Venus Flytrap
S049 – The Mystery Of The Vanishing Homes
S050 – The Spaceship To Venus
S051 – The Caribbean Mystery
S052 – The Jungle Fullback
S053 – Taboo Land

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14 Sunday stories

S054 – The Doorway To Z
S055 – The Hide Out
S056 – The Visitors
S057 – The Water Champs
S058 – Mandrakes Magic House
S059 – Mandrake Plays Cupid
S060 – Rex The Living Fossil
S061 – The Mountain That Walked
S062 – The Tomb
S063 – The Ocean Wind
S064 – The Sleeping Forest
S065 – Isle Of The Giant
S066 – Universal Love
S067 – Magnetic Island

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7 Sunday stories

S068 – The Castaway
S069 – City In The Deep
S070 – Witchmans Peak
S071 – The Miss Galaxy Beauty Contest
S072 – The Casino
S073 – The Place Called X
S074 – The Invaders

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11 Sunday stories

S075 – The Mesa
S076 – The Birthday Party
S077 – The Invisible Thief
S078 – The Watcher
S079 – The Old West – Revisited
S080 – The Horse Thief
S081 – The Abominable Snowman
S082 – The Demon Photographer
S083 – The Radio Telescope
S084 – The Water Pirates
S085 – Sky Raid

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8 Sunday stories

S086 – The Summit Conference
S087 – The Space Thing
S088 – The Diversion
S089 – The Collector
S090 – Task Test
S091 – The Trade Commission
S092 – The Ghost Lover
S093 – The Double

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7 Sunday stories

S094 – The Castaway
S095 – The Mole
S096 – The Travellers Tale
S097 – The Cobra Returns
S098 – The Under World Vs Inter Intel
S099 – The Astro Pirates
S100 – The Blackout Caper

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15 Sunday stories

S101 – The Meeting Of Mandrake And Lothar
S102 – The Game Of Chance
S103 – The Invasion Of The Baboos
S104 – Second Chance
S105 – The All Or Nothing Hunt
S106 – The Galactic Rumble
S107 – The Invaders
S108 – The 3D Monster
S109 – The Solar Wind
S110 – The Mystery
S111 – Hojos Secret
S112 – The Shark
S113 – The College Of Magic
S114 – The Space Pack
S115 – The Garden Of The Inca

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10 Sunday stories

S116 – Emile, Emir Of Emmo
S117 – The Blue Thing
S118 – The Basilisk
S119 – The Mystery Of The Stone Face
S120 – Lothars Walk In The Park
S121 – The Mystery Of Inter Intel
S122 – Fun With Mandrake
S123 – The Bank Robbery
S124 – Return To X
S125 – Galaxy War

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10 responses »

  1. John says:

    I read the Mandrake dailies pretty regularly in the mid-60s and they contributing greatly to developing my imagination and creative talents .. a few years ago I tried to locate some of those old strips and at best found an occasional strip in an old newspaper at a library.
    This comprehensive collection you’ve posted is outstanding and I’m now rereading every story once again. Thank you!

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  2. Catherine gaspard says:

    I am having problems downloading. Some of the stories above, I remember reading as a child and would love to read them again. When I try downloading them, I get a message saying the link is damaged and cannot be opened. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks!

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    • boutje777 says:

      Can you specify some files that give errors because i tried some and had no problems. Do you get errors trying to download or when you try to open them after downloading ? And what sort of program you use to open the file ?

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      • Catherine gaspard says:

        It seems to download alright but when I try to open a file, it asks me if I want to save, open or save and open. I chose save and open; it is Internet Explorer. Underneath the option to open reappears. I click open, then underneath, the same message reappears. The files I tried are from SO68 to SO74, SO75 to SO85 and SO86 to SO96

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    • boutje777 says:

      When you download a file just save it to your chosen map, after downloading open the file with any unrar or unzip program, because they are all packed rarfiles, when they are unpacked you wil see the individual crb files of every story which you can open and read with any cbr-reader.
      Good luck and let me know if that works for you.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Good to read it worked. Thanks u2.

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