City of Gold

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City of Gold
Start date: February 5th, 1939
End date: August 6th, 1939
# of strips: 162 (27 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Clairvoyant"
Followed by: "The Evil Man"

"City of Gold" is the 11th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and Lothar joins Dr. Cole and his daughter on their search for the legendary City of Gold.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Dr. Cole, an explorer
  • Babs, daughter of Cole
  • A pilot
  • Chief, a gangster
    • Thug #1
    • Thug #2
    • Thug #3
    • Bud, thug #4
  • The Old Chief, in an Amazon village
    • His wife and granddson
  • Tragor, oldes man of the cliff-dwellers


  • New York City (?)
    • Baden Ferry
      • Dr. Cole's private air field
  • The Amazon River
    • A hostile village
    • A cliff city
    • The City of Gold


  • Sikorsky S-38 (The Explorer's Air Yacht)

Behind the scenes


  • At the index the title for this story is "City of Gold", which is lifted from the plot.

Real Life References

  • Baden is a neighborhood of St. Louis and in Baden: Halls Ferry Road.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "മാന്‍ഡ്രേക്ക് സ്വർണ്ണ നഗരത്തിൽ" (romanized as "Mandrake Swarna Nagarathil"), Mandrake (#3) (2019)

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