Dr Ffark's Cosmic Circus

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Dr Ffark's Cosmic Circus
Start date: February 5th, 1984
End date: June 3rd, 1984
# of strips: 18
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Evil Star"
Followed by: "The Hitchhiker"

"Dr Ffark's Cosmic Circus" is the 152th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Inside the tent of "Dr Ffark's Cosmic Circus" Mandrake and Narda find aliens from Vega 3. They had collected one specimen of every life form on Earth. So that their ruler, who eats night and day, could be closer to reach his goal - to taste every living creature in the universe.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Dragour Ffarks, the greatest gourmand in the cosmos.
  • A fore-eyed crawler of Cyni 4 Mentioned only.


  • Near Truro at Cape Cod.
  • The planet Vega 3, Mentioned only.

Behind the scenes

  • At the deepwoods.org index the title for this story is "Dr Ffark's Cosmic Circus", which is lifted from the plot.
  • Truro, refering to Lee Falk's summer house near Truro at Cape Cod.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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