Cinderella of the Sea

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Cinderella of the Sea
Start date: March 22th, 1948
End date: July 17th, 1948
# of strips: 102 (17 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Ghost Plane"
Followed by: "Queen Ebony"

"Cinderella of the Sea" is the 47th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

A beautiful and mysterious girl swims around, ten miles out at sea. Who is she ?


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Merma, Manton's daughter.
  • Dave, in love with Merma.
  • Fishface,, Manton's servant.
  • Captain Manton,
  • Big Ed, owner of a deepwater salvage concern.


  • The sea

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of March 22, 1948 (Beginning: "Cinderella of the Sea")

Space restrictions

  • A version with panels cut in height was published in some newspapers

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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