City in the Deep

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City in the Deep
Start date: February 19, 1956
End date: June 3, 1956
# of strips: 16 (16 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Castaway"
Followed by: "Witchmen's Peak"

"City in the Deep" is the 69th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Part of Sir Harry's work on the around-the-world cruise on the "Ocean Wind" is to make a profil of the sea bottom. Using sonic soundings they getting echoes from the erc layer. The moving phantom sea bottom is one of the world's mysteries that Sir Harry hope to solve. In the newbuilt seamobile Mandrake, Lothar and Sir Harry going down to have a look at the mysterious layer.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Captain on the yacht


  • At sea
  • Mu (mentioned only)
  • The underwater city, thousand of years ago rebels fled the tyrant of Mu and build the city to hide


  • S.S. Ocean Wind, Sir Harry's yacht.
  • A seamobile, a submarine with belts as a tank

Behind the scenes

  • At the index the title for this story is "City in the Deep", which is lifted from the plot.
  • The strip of February 19 is more like a filler page, where our friends think of "how nice it is to be back in the safe big city again" versus how many risks that pop up in a big city. Similar as the last strip of the Pacifica story from 1942.
  • Mandrake is a master of many languages.
  • The around-the-world cruise on the "Ocean Wind" ends with this story.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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