The Detroit Free Press

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The Detroit Free Press is the largest daily newspaper in Detroit, Michigan. The Sunday edition is titled the "Sunday Free Press". The newspaper was first published as the "Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer" on May 5, 1831 and was renamed to "Detroit Daily Free Press" in 1835.

The "Detroit Free Press" has received ten Pulitzer Prizes and four Emmy Awards for its journalistic quuality. Its current motto is "On Guard for 189 Years".

"Mandrake the Magician" Sunday strip appeared from January 28, 1940 to May 11, 1986.


Samples (original Sunday pages in color)

Published Sunday pages stories

f15 || "The Music Lesson" (filler page) || 28 Jan 1940 || 28 Jan 1940 ||
# Original story title Start date End date Comment
13 "The Theatre Mysteries" 4 Feb 1940 14 Apr 1940
14 "The Flame Pearls Pt.1: Attempted Assassination" 21 Apr 1940 26 May 1940
15 "The Flame Pearls Pt.2: Magnetic Island" 2 Jun 1940 11 Aug 1940
16 "The Flame Pearls Pt.3: The Three Cows" 18 Aug 1940 22 Sep 1940
f16 "The Swordfish" (filler page) 29 Sep 1940 6 Oct 1940
17 "The Flame Pearls Pt.4: The Amazons" 13 Oct 1940 22 Dec 1940
18 "The Flame Pearls Pt.5: The Ghost Ship" 29 Dec 1940 20 Apr 1941
19 "The Flame Pearls Pt.6: The Witch of Tago" 27 Apr 1941 22 Jun 1941
20 "The Flame Pearls Pt.7: Land of the Giants" 29 Jun 1941 2 Nov 1941
21 "The Flame Pearls Pt.8: The Hungry Isles" 9 Nov 1941 12 Apr 1942
22 "Pacifica" 19 Apr 1942 1 Nov 1942
23 "Mystery of the Girls with Red Hair" 8 Nov 1942 28 Feb 1943
24 "Cloud City" 7 Mar 1943 7 Nov 1943
25 "Gloria Golden" 14 Nov 1943 23 Jan 1944
26 "The Garden of Wuzzu" 30 Jan 1944 21 May 1944
27 "The Circus Adventure" 28 May 1944 27 Aug 1944
28 "The Santa Claus Pirates" 3 Sep 1944 3 Dec 1944
29 "Fountain of Youth" 10 Dec 1944 18 Mar 1945
30 "Kingdom of the Wind" 25 Mar 1945 17 Jun 1945
31 "The Atalan Deep" 24 Jun 1945 4 Nov 1945
32 "The Twins of Karana" 11 Nov 1945 3 Mar 1946
33 "The Singing Devils" 10 Mar 1946 30 Jun 1946
34 "Roc Island" 7 Jul 1946 3 Nov 1946
35 "Kingdom of Marvel" 10 Nov 1946 7 Sep 1947
36 "The Blue Bandit" 14 Sep 1947 1 Feb 1948
37 "The Prince Who Never Smiled" 8 Feb 1948 4 Apr 1948
38 "City of Jewels Pt.1: The Polar Bear Pirates" 11 Apr 1948 20 Jun 1948
39 "City of Jewels Pt.2: The Ice Demons" 27 Jun 1948 5 Sep 1948
40 "City of Jewels Pt.3: Conclusion" 12 Sep 1948 14 Nov 1948
41 "The Raft People" 21 Nov 1948 23 Jan 1949
42 "Fear Island" 30 Jan 1949 1 May 1949
43 "The Mystery of the Big Trees" 8 May 1949 7 Aug 1949
44 "Jungle Adventure" 14 Aug 1949 4 Jun 1950
45 "The Ghost Whale" 11 Jun 1950 27 Aug 1950
46 "The Department Store Mystery" 3 Sep 1950 22 Oct 1950
47 "Curse of the Kavrun Emerald" 29 Oct 1950 14 Jan 1951
48 "The Venus Flytrap" 21 Jan 1951 11 Mar 1951
49 "Mystery of the Vanishing Homes" 18 Mar 1951 20 May 1951
50 "The Spaceship to Venus" 27 May 1951 28 Oct 1951
51 "The Caribbean Mystery" 4 Nov 1951 16 Dec 1951
52 "The Jungle Fullback" 23 Dec 1951 17 Feb 1952
53 "Taboo Land" 24 Feb 1952 6 Jul 1952
54 "The Doorway to Z" 13 Jul 1952 16 Nov 1952
55 "The Hide-out" 23 Nov 1952 18 Jan 1953
56 "The Visitors" 25 Jan 1953 7 Jun 1953
57 "The Water Champ" 14 Jun 1953 5 Jul 1953
58 "Mandrake's Magic House" 12 Jul 1953 27 Sep 1953
59 "Mandrake Plays Cupid" 4 Oct 1953 22 Nov 1953
60 "Rex (The Living Fossil)" 29 Nov 1953 4 Apr 1954
61 "The Mountain that Walked" 11 Apr 1954 23 May 1954
62 "The Tomb" 30 May 1954 18 Jul 1954
63 "The Ocean Wind" 25 Jul 1954 12 Dec 1954
64 "The Sleeping Forest" 19 Dec 1954 13 Mar 1955
65 "Isle of the Giant" 20 Mar 1955 22 May 1955
66 "Universal Love" 29 May 1955 7 Aug 1955
67 "Magnetic Island" 14 Aug 1955 20 Nov 1955
68 "The Castaway" 27 Nov 1955 12 Feb 1956
69 "City in the Deep" 19 Feb 1956 3 Jun 1956
70 "Witchmen's Peak" 10 Jun 1956 11 Nov 1956
71 "The Miss Galaxy Beauty Contest" 18 Nov 1956 9 Jun 1957
72 "The Casino" 16 Jun 1957 4 Aug 1957
73 "The Place Called X" 11 Aug 1957 29 Dec 1957
74 "The Invaders" 5 Jan 1958 20 Apr 1958
75 "The Mesa" 27 Apr 1958 6 Jul 1958
76 "The Birthday Party" 13 Jul 1958 30 Nov 1958
77 "The Invisible Thief" 7 Dec 1958 15 Mar 1959
78 "The Watcher" 22 Mar 1959 5 Jul 1959
79 "The Old West Revisited" 12 Jul 1959 30 Aug 1959
80 "The Horse Thief" 6 Sep 1959 15 Nov 1959
81 "The Abominable Snowman" 22 Nov 1959 1 May 1960
82 "The Demon Photographer" 8 May 1960 24 Jul 1960
83 "The Radio Telescope" 31 Jul 1960 7 Aug 1960
84 "The Water Pirates" 14 Aug 1960 4 Dec 1960
85 "Sky Raid" 11 Dec 1960 5 Feb 1961
86 "The Summit Conference" 12 Feb 1961 28 May 1961
87 "The Space Thing" 4 Jun 1961 24 Sep 1961
88 "The Diversion" 1 Oct 1961 10 Dec 1961
89 "The Collector" 17 Dec 1961 29 Apr 1962
90 "Task Test" 6 May 1962 9 Sep 1962
91 "The Trade Commission (The Blue Planet)" 16 Sep 1962 10 Mar 1963
92 "The Ghost Lover" 17 Mar 1963 1 Sep 1963
93 "The Double" 8 Sep 1963 19 Jan 1964
94 "The Castaway" 26 Jan 1964 9 Aug 1964
95 "The Mole" 16 Aug 1964 14 Mar 1965
96 "The Traveller's Tale" 21 Mar 1965 22 Aug 1965
97 "The Cobra Returns" 29 Aug 1965 3 Apr 1966
98 "The Underworld vs. Inter-Intel" 10 Apr 1966 7 Aug 1966
99 "The Astro Pirates" 14 Aug 1966 25 Dec 1966
100 "The Blackout Caper" 1 Jan 1967 23 Apr 1967
101 "The Meeting of Mandrake and Lothar" 30 Apr 1967 24 Sep 1967
102 "The Game of Chance" 1 Oct 1967 11 Feb 1968
103 "Invasion of the Babu" 18 Feb 1968 21 Jul 1968
104 "Second Chance" 28 Jul 1968 3 Nov 1968
105 "The All or Nothing Hunt" 10 Nov 1968 30 Mar 1969
106 "The Galactic Rumble" 6 Apr 1969 7 Sep 1969
107 "The Invaders" 14 Sep 1969 11 Jan 1970
108 "The 3D Monster" 18 Jan 1970 19 Apr, 1970
109 "The Solar Wind" 26 Apr 1970 23 Aug 1970
110 "The Mystery" 30 Aug 1970 3 Jan 1971
111 "The Mystery of Hojo" 10 Jan 1971 21 Feb 1971
112 "The Shark" 28 Feb 1971 23 May 1971
113 "The College of Magic" 30 May 1971 29 Aug 1971
114 "The Space Pack" 5 Sep 1971 21 Nov 1971
115 "The Garden of the Inca" 28 Nov 1971 13 Feb 1972
116 "Emile, Emir of Emmo" 20 Feb 1972 14 May 1972
117 "The Blue Thing" 21 May 1972 3 Sep 1972
118 "The Basilisk" 10 Sep 1972 7 Jan 1973
119 "The Mystery of the Stone Face" 14 Jan 1973 15 Apr 1973
120 "Lothar's Walk in the Park" 22 Apr 1973 10 Jun 1973
121 "The Mystery of Inter-Intel" 17 Jun 1973 5 Aug 1973
122 "Fun with Mandrake" 12 Aug 1973 21 Oct 1973
123 "The Bank Robbery" 28 Oct 1973 3 Feb 1974
124 "Return to X" 10 Feb 1974 30 Jun 1974
125 "Galaxy War" 7 Jul 1974 1 Jun 1975
126 "The Roadhouse" 8 Jun 1975 13 Jul 1975
127 "Ghost Town" 20 Jul 1975 2 Nov 1975
128 "The Plane Hijackers" 9 Nov 1975 28 Dec 1975
129 "Heavy" 4 Jan 1976 14 Mar 1976
130 "The Giant Head" 21 Mar 1976 13 Jun 1976
131 "Moxley University Robbers" 20 Jun 1976 15 Aug 1976
132 "Prairie Man" 22 Aug 1976 5 Dec 1976
133 "Mysterious Bigfoot" 12 Dec 1976 3 Apr 1977
134 "Old Folks" 10 Apr 1977 17 Jul 1977
135 "The Three Brothers" 24 Jul 1977 16 Oct 1977
136 "Mr Ttazz" 23 Oct 1977 5 Mar 1978
137 "Narq's Conquest" 12 Mar 1978 24 Sep 1978
138 "Mandrake and Ali-Petro" 1 Oct 1978 4 Feb 1979
139 "The Mysterious Birds" 11 Feb 1979 17 Jun 1979
140 "The Sky Pirates" 24 Jun 1979 26 Aug 1979
141 "Lothar's Workout" 2 Sep 1979 11 Nov 1979
142 "Super Giant" 18 Nov 1979 17 Feb 1980
143 "Mandrake's Hate Club" 24 Feb 1980 6 Jul 1980
144 "The Cave Mystery" 13 Jul 1980 2 Nov 1980
145 "The Rat Men" 9 Nov 1980 5 Jul 1981
146 "Mandrake's Masquerade - The Xanadu Story" 12 Jul 1981 31 Jan 1982
147 "Centre Stage Terror" 7 Feb 1982 21 Mar 1982
148 "Prince Nasdaq" 28 Mar 1982 29 Aug 1982
149 "El Dorado" 5 Sep 1982 20 Feb 1983
150 "The Cloud Men" 27 Feb 1983 4 Sep 1983
151 "Evil Star" 11 Sep 1983 29 Jan 1984
152 "Dr Ffark's Cosmic Circus" 5 Feb 1984 3 Jun 1984
153 "The Hitchhiker" 10 Jun 1984 23 Sep 1984
154 "The Central Galaxy" 30 Sep 1984 ending 11 May 1986