The Mountain Bandits
|The Mountain Bandits|
|Start date:||December 25th, 1939|
|End date:||January 20th, 1940|
|# of strips:||24 (4 weeks)|
|Preceded by:||"Mandrake in North Africa"|
|Followed by:||"The Museum Mystery"|
"The Mountain Bandits" is the 20th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis. The plot are more like an interlude, presenting supporting characters and head to the next story.
Passing from desert into mountain country, Mandrake and Lothar head northward. Suddenly, the road's blocked and our friends was the prisoners of the mountain bandits. In the camp of the mountain bandits Mandrake found other prisoners, dr. White and his lovely daughter Sonny, hold for ransom.
The chief of the bandits said he would set them all free for ten thousand pieces of gold. And in the eyes of the bandit chief the basket of fish in the back of Mandrake's car hypnotic turn into a gold chest.
When our friends left the bandit camp dr. White ask Mandrake if he could help him with a mystery at the Orient museum, a walking mummy.....
- Dr. White, director of the Orient museum.
- Sonny, daughter of dr. White.
- Lindo, the lion killer, member of the bandit gang.
- The Orient.
Behind the scenes
- The title for the story is taken from the plot. The strip of December 23 1939 indicate the title as: Next Week --- The Desert Banditti.
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "Les brigands des hauts-plateaux", Spécial Mandrake #17 (1965)
- "Les brigands des hauts-plateaux", Mandrake le Magicien - L'intégrale 4 (Soleil) (1994)
- "I briganti degli altipiani", Super Albo #104 (1964)
- "I briganti degli altipiani", Mandrake #20 (Comics Stars in the World 1978)
- "I briganti degli altipiani", Mandrake - New Comics Now #148 (1985)
- "I briganti degli altipiani", Mandrake 17 (Comic Art) (1992)
- "I briganti degli altipiani", Mandrake il mago Volume 2 (2015)
- "I briganti degli altipiani", Mandrake #20 (Comics Stars in the World 1978) note: Italian text.
- "The Mountain Bandits", Mandrake the Magician #74 (1954)
- "Los bandidos del desierto", Grandes Clásicos de los Comics del Pasado #36 - Mandrake #11 (1986 ?)
- "no title", The Official Mandrake #12 (1989)