Derek (Daily story 1948/49)

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Start date: December 27th, 1948
End date: April 23th, 1949
# of strips: 84 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Big Tyme"
Followed by: "The Amazing Ray"

"Derek" is the 50th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

For the first time Mandrake tells Narda about his boyhood, that he have a twin brother. Their mother died shortly after the twins was born. Their father raised them, and as a greate stage magician he taught them all his tricks. When thay were about twelve years old their father took them to the College of Magic in Tibet. Sadly their father became ill and died shortly after they arrived. After their graduation the twins chose different careers. Derek devoted his powers to crime and evil things.

Now Derek in town, and he has been crush on Narda.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • The Police Chief's grand daughter.


Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of December 27, 1948 (Beginning: Derek)
  • Theron was married when Mandrake arrived the CM. (January 26: The college head's wife took care of us like a mother hen)

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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