The Place Called X

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The Place Called X
Start date: August 11, 1957
End date: December 29, 1957
# of strips: 21 (21 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Casino"
Followed by: "The Invaders"

"The Place Called X" is the 73rd Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

At a laboratory in the country they are experimenting with new ultra-ultre short waves. The suddenly, people begin to vanish, into a silent whirling green spiral.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Prof Pell /Bell, a electronic expert.
  • Steve, Prof Bell's assistant.
  • Joe Brown, a farmer.
  • Ed, a young man.


  • New York City
  • The country
    • Lover's Lane
  • The World of XYMX
    • The Green World
    • The Flaming Red World

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is taken from the strip of August 4 and 11, 1957 (Next Week: The Place Called X & Beginning: The Place Called X).


This story has been published in the following publications:

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