The Double

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The Double
Start date: September 8th, 1963
End date: January 19th, 1964
# of strips: 20 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Ghost Lover"
Followed by: "The Castaway"

"The Double" is the 93rd Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Four years ago the people overthrew the dictatorship and elected Andros as president. Now Andros was ill and needed medical treatment in US. But the young democracy was unstable and people loyal to the old dictator tried to use the situation to make a coup. Mandrake stepped in as president Andros double and kept the situation stabile until Andros returned.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Andros, president of a small far away European country.
  • Max, ambassador in US and one of the conspirators.
  • Tano, general.
  • Corre, general. on photo only
  • Louisa, countess. on photo only


  • A small European country.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is from the strip of September 8th, 1963 (Beginning: The Double).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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