The Mysterious Prince
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|The Mysterious Prince|
|Start date:||July 2nd, 1945|
|End date:||October 13th, 1945|
|# of strips:||90 (15 weeks)|
|Preceded by:||"The Old Ones"|
|Followed by:||"The Sleeping Beauty"|
Mandrake and Narda visiting the wealthy Mrs. Van Stoff. Then she receives a strange guest, the mysterious Prince Zombaga.
- Mrs Van Stoff,
- Billings, Mrs Van Stoff's butler.
- Prince Zombaga, a robot radio-controlled by Steigler..
- Count Steigler, Prince Zombaga's ambassador.
- Caesar, Steigler's servant.
- New York (?)
- A jewelry store on Main Street.
- The Van Stoff's estate.
- An old mill.
- Steigler's sumptuous crystal apartment.
Behind the scenes
- The title for the story taken from the strip of June 30 and July 2, 1945 (Next Week = The Mysterious Prince & Beginning: The Mysterious Prince).
- Strangly Steigler's hide-out "The old mill" and the "sumptuous crystal apartment" is the same hide-out ! ?
- In an attempt to charm Narda Prince Zombaga reading a poem from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam:
- A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
- A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou
- Beside me singing in the Wilderness--
- Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!
- Prince Zombaga:
- Ah, Love,
- A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Thou
- and this were Paradise enow!
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "The Mysterious Prince", Mandrake Annual (1952)
- "El principe misterioso", Album Pif-Paf #18 (1954)
- "Intian Prinssi", Kippari Kalle #1 (1955)
- "Le monstre du marais",Spécial Mandrake #51 (1967)
- "Der Prinz aus Indien", Phantom-Heft #1 (1954)
- "Il principe misterioso", L'Avventura (1946-1947)
- "Il mostro della palude", Special Mandrake #179 (1966)
- "Il principe misterioso", Mandrake - New Comics Now #214 (1988)
- "Il principe misterioso", Mandrake 30 (Comic Art) (1994)
- "O Misterioso Principe", Mandrake #10 (197?)
- "El príncipe misteroso", Merlin el Mago Moderno #43,
- "Den mystiske prins Zombaga", Tarzan # 22/1954.
- "Den mystiske prins Zombaga", Stjärnmagasinet # 22/1955 - # 26/1955.
- "Den mystiske prinsen", Mandrake #1 (1962)
- "The Mysterious Prince", Mandrake the Magician #3
- "The Mysterious Prince", The Classic Mandrake Series / Episode: "The Mysterious Prince" (Pacific Comics Club) (20??)