|Start date:||October 12, 1959|
|End date:||December 26, 1959|
|# of strips:||66 (11 weeks)|
|Preceded by:||"The Spaceman Mystery"|
|Followed by:||"Secret of the Sargasso"|
The red haired Lady Shirlana lives in a shining marble manson on the Riviera. She is one of the richest and prettiest, and certainly the most spoiled, heiress in the world. Now she has a problem. Unless she marry this year, her fathers fortune goes to the society for a new alphabeth. And Shirlana would only receive a modest income.
But how can she find a man good enough for her? She ordered her lawyer to search the world to find her a suitable man.
- Lady Shirlana
- Jack, Shirlana's lawyer.
- Myron Byron, a movie star.
- Sir Harry, owner of an yacht and old friend of Mandrake.
- The Riviera
- S.S. Argos Note: Named in the following story
Mandrake gestures hypnotically
- Hypnosis; create illusions at the ambassador's charity ball.
- Hypnosis; makes Lady Shirlana think she is a cat.
- Hypnosis; Mandrake's fist seems to be gigantic.
Behind the scenes
- The title for this story is taken from the strip of October 20, 1959 (Next Week: "Shirlana" -).
- Looking at the strip of October the 10th 1959 the third panel have a picture of a Nobel prize-winning writer -remarkable alike Lee Falk!
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "Lady Shirlana Procura Marido", Mandrake #46 (1960)
- "Procura-se Um Marido", Mandrake #301 (1981)
- "Procura-se Um Marido", Mandrake Coleção #30 – #31 (1992)
- "Les caprices de l'héritière", Mandrake #204 & Mandrake #205 (1969)
- "Les caprices de l'héritière", Spécial Mandrake #3 (1974)
- "no title given, Mandrake le Magicien (Collection Clair de lune) Volume 3 - 1957 à 1961 (2012)
- "I capricci della ereditiera", Il Vascello #56 (1961)
- "I capricci della ereditiera", I Classici dell'Avventura #21 (1962)
- "I capricci della ereditiera", Mandrake #67 and #68 (1968)
- "I capricci dell’ereditiera", Mandrake - New Comics Now #70 (1982)
- "Lady Shirlana", Serie Amarilla #2 (1959)
- "Shirlana", Serie-pressen #19 (1972)
- "Mandrake meets Shirlana", Mandrake the Magician #14 (1961)