Mandrake the Magician is a syndicated newspaper comic strip, created by Lee Falk (before he created The Phantom). Mandrake began. Mandrake the Magician is a syndicated newspaper comic strip, created by Lee Falk (before he created The Phantom). Its publication began. appears in under the name of Mandrake the Magician. Magician is published as comic strips in the daily press by the King Feature. Syndicate.
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The celebratory event will bring history's most famous comic strip heroes – Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, Prince Valiant, The Phantom. Mandrake the Magician 01 - 10 () - King. Complete Series. No Mandrake is one of the popular and interesting comic heroes of my child hood. Thank you for . Golden Age Comics Index PDF · Grand Comics. King – Mandrake the Magician () The administrator of this site ( portal7.info) cannot be held responsible for what its users post, or any other .
Publication dates were checked and corrected, and missing story titles added based on information published in Splasch Magazine Sweden, , an Italian Mandrake index, and my own collection of Norwegian and Swedish Fantomen magazines and a few Australian, American and Indian Mandrake comics. Since this list has been compiled from various international sources, it is inevitable that there will be slight discrepancies in dates and story titles. Wherever possible, the original English language titles and dates have been used. We greatly appreciate the assistance of anyone who can provide corrections. Please send your corrections to guran deepwoods. Lee Falk was the sole writer of all stories up to and including The Fisherman D Most of the script was subsequently finished by Fred Fredericks, who now writes and draws all stories.
He also cannot be harmed by magic directly fire bolts, force bolts, spell incantations. He can lift an elephant by one hand easily. One of the first African crimefighting heroes ever to appear in comics, Lothar made his first appearance alongside Mandrake in in the inaugural daily strip.
In the beginning, Lothar spoke poor English and wore a fez , short pants, and a leopard skin. She made her first appearance in the second Mandrake story.
Although she and Mandrake were infatuated with one another, they did not marry until , which occurred at an extravagant triple wedding ceremony—at Mandrake's home of Xanadu, Narda's home country Cockaigne, and Mandrake's father Theron's College of Magic Collegium Magikos in the Himalayas.
Narda learned martial arts from Hojo. Theron is hundreds of years old and may be kept alive by the Mind Crystal of which he is the guardian. Hojo is Mandrake's chef at his home of Xanadu, and the secret Chief of the international crimefighting organization Inter-Intel, in addition to being a superb martial arts expert. As such, he has used Mandrake's help with many cases. Hojo's assistant at Inter-Intel is Jed.
Hojo knows 6 languages. The Police Chief is named Bradley but mostly called "Chief. The Police Chief created the "S.
He has a son, Chris. Magnon is Mandrake's most powerful friend and is the emperor of the galaxy. Magnon and his wife Carola have a daughter, Nardraka, who is named after Mandrake and Narda and is their godchild. Lenore is Mandrake's younger half-sister. She is a world-renowned explorer.
Karma is Lothar's girlfriend, an African princess who works as a model. Villains[ edit ] The Cobra is Mandrake's most evil and dangerous foe, apparent from the start of the story. In , the Cobra was apparently defeated; but returned in , wearing a menacing silver mask. The Cobra's main goal is to acquire one of the two powerful Crystal Cubes which increase mental energy.
These are guarded by Mandrake and his father Theron. Mandrake learned that The Cobra was secretly Luciphor, Theron's oldest son and thus Mandrake's half-brother.
In later years, the Cobra abandoned his silver mask as his face had been reconstructed through surgery. He is sometimes accompanied by his assistant Ud. Derek is Mandrake's twin brother who was similar to Mandrake in appearance, used his magical powers nearly the equal of Mandrake's to achieve short-term personal satisfactions. Mandrake has tried to remove Derek's knowledge of magic; but has never entirely succeeded. Derek has a son, Eric mother unknown , who has shown no signs of following in his father's footsteps.
The Clay Camel, real name Saki, is a master of disguise, able to mimic anyone and change his appearance in seconds. His name comes from the symbol he leaves at the scenes of his crimes, a small camel made of clay. The Brass Monkey, daughter of the Clay Camel, with a similar talent for disguises. Aleena the Enchantress is a former friend of Mandrake's from the College of Magic, a much-married spoiled temptress who uses her magic powers for her own benefit. She sometimes attempts to seduce Mandrake; but fails, and thereafter attempts to cause him trouble.
They are known to often incorporate the number 8 in their crimes or leave the number 8 as a mark. They are organized like an octopus with eight arms headquarters spread all over the world, and one head the mysterious leader Octon, only shown as a menacing image on a computer screen. Over the years, Mandrake destroys their headquarters one by one.
In one of the stories the Octon of 8 is revealed as Cobra; but the name later referred to an artificial intelligence wielded by Ming the Merciless in the television series Defenders of the Earth.
Ekardnam 'Mandrake' backwards is Mandrake's "evil twin", who exists on the other side of the mirror. Like his world where the government is run by the "Private of the Armies", and generals do menial work , Ekardnam is an exact opposite, and uses his "evil eye" to work his magic.
The Deleter is an extraterrestrial contract killer who will "delete" anyone for a price, but will inflict justice on anyone who tries to cheat him out of his contract fee. Nitro Cain a mad bomber who threw sticks of explosives at people, including Mandrake.
The Mandrake comic strip appeared in the Australian newspaper "Sunday Telegraph. Local club chapters organised sports and recreational events for members and their families, while Club Headquarters briefly offered a job-finding service for unemployed members Henderson [attrib.
Brisbane resident Barry Stubbersfield became a notable contributor by documenting the complex — and hitherto unknown — publishing history of The Phantom in Australia , pp. Despite these objections, the club remained indefatigable in its promotion of The Phantom to the wider community, with John Henderson dressed in his tailor-made Phantom costume doing press interviews and television appearances across the country Jungle Beat, b, p.
Despite these straitened circumstances, the club had grown to members worldwide by Jungle Beat, ca. Figure 3. Judging by its near-total absence from contemporary fan literature during this period cf. Snowden, , The Phantom clearly fell into this disfavoured category.
Australian comic-book fandom was, and largely remains, geared towards the interests of male collectors. The convenor of The Phantom fan-site, ChronicleChamber.
That he has no super powers, and can be injured, even killed, makes the Phantom all the more believable to readers. How dare they! As Joe Douglas, convenor of the ChronicleCamber. Paradoxically, Australians have endorsed the Phantom as an indigenous response to the dominant American comics culture, symbolised by the omnipotent superhero. This contradiction is thrown into sharp relief when the US licence-holders seek to inject changes into their property, thereby Page Volume 9, Issue 2 November upsetting whatever tenuous nationalistic claims that Australians have made on the Phantom.
He made friends with the local wildlife, adapted to the ecology and earned the respect of the natives.
Then he proceeded to fight for the underdog, wherever he saw injustice. Dale, , p. This transformation was made possible by a succession of Australian magazines and newspapers, whose inclusion of The Phantom comic-strip endorsed and legitimised the Phantom as a classic adventure hero in a manner that was never extended to the American superheroes that followed in his wake and were confined to the cultural ghetto of the comic book.
Instead, it demonstrates the process whereby one culture can take a product of another and refashion it in often surprising and contradictory ways, to fulfil an unspoken need for a national hero that it cannot express — for whatever reason — in its own vernacular.
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Lent ed. Winks, Robin W. The US Sunday newspaper edition of The Phantom comic-strip was translated into Pidgin and began appearing in a Catholic newspaper, Wantok, in , while the daily episodes were published in the Post-Courier, an English-language newspaper Gill, , p.
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