City of Jewels Pt.2: The Ice Demons

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City of Jewels
Pt.2: The Ice Demons
Start date: June 27th, 1948
End date: September 5th, 1948
# of strips: 11 (11 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "City of Jewels
Pt.1: The Polar Bear Pirates
Followed by: "City of Jewels
Pt.3: Conclusion

"City of Jewels" Pt.2: "The Ice Demons" is the 39th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

On the ice field Mandrake and Narda find a fainting girl tide to a stake nearby a hole in the ice. In the hut of her father they hear of the ice-demons, living beneath the ice. Each day the villagers leave food offering at the ice-holes, and once a year a girl.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Teemah, a native girl
  • Father of Teemah
  • Sugon, a native man
  • The Ice Demons, fur-bearing dwarfs - human ants
  • King of the Ice Demons


  • The polar region
    • A village
    • A anthill-like colony beneath the ice


Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of April 4 and 11, 1948 (Next Week = "The City of Jewels" & Beginning: The City of Jewels.). The subtitle is lifted from the plot.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Mandrake i juvelbyen", Skippern (1951-1952)

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