Basil the Great

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Basil the Great
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First appearance: "Mandrake's Family"
Created by: Lee Falk and Fred Fredericks

Basil the Great is a character from the Mandrake the Magician comic strip that first appeared in "Mandrake's Family".

Fictional Character Biography

Basil was long believed to be the father of Mandrake and Derek.

In the time of war Basil was a student at the College of Magic. When the foreign invaders came Theron Mandrake was sent away with Basil until the trouble was over. Basil start working at the CM and took care of Mandrake. Basil died shortly after.

See also

Notable appearances

Some of the stories where Basil the Great has featured most prominently are:

Year Daily/Sunday Title Artist Comments
1977 Sunday "Old Folks" Fredericks The Great Basil, father of Mandrake and Derek
1981 Daily "Mandrake's Family" Fredericks Basil the Great, foster-father of Mandrake and Derek
1984 Daily "Behind Death's Door" Fredericks Basil the Magician, foster-father of Mandrake