Basil the Great
|Basil the Great|
|First appearance:||"Mandrake's Family"|
|Created by:||Lee Falk and Fred Fredericks|
Fictional Character Biography
Basil was long believed to be the father of Mandrake and Derek.
In the time of war Basil was a student at the College of Magic. When the foreign invaders came Theron Mandrake was sent away with Basil until the trouble was over. Basil start working at the CM and took care of Mandrake. Basil died shortly after.
Some of the stories where Basil the Great has featured most prominently are:
|1977||Sunday||"Old Folks"||Fredericks||The Great Basil, father of Mandrake and Derek|
|1981||Daily||"Mandrake's Family"||Fredericks||Basil the Great, foster-father of Mandrake and Derek|
|1984||Daily||"Behind Death's Door"||Fredericks||Basil the Magician, foster-father of Mandrake|