|Start date:||June 26th, 1944|
|End date:||October 7th, 1944|
|# of strips:||90 (15 weeks)|
|Preceded by:||"The Dome"|
|Followed by:||"The Mirror People"|
Mrs Dower, an old friend of Narda, believes that the doctor Congo - who has been presented to her by John her nephew - is a brilliant and highly respected physician. In fact the man is a witch-doctor and tries to kill Mrs Dower for her personal money. But Mandrake intervenes to fail the plan.
- Mrs. Dower, an old friend of Narda
- John Dower, Mrs. Dower's nephew
- Dr. Congo, the only practising witch-doctor in America
- Marie, Mrs. Dower's maid
- Joe, one of Dr. Congo's thugs
- Jerry, one of Dr. Congo's thugs
- New York (?)
- Air Port
- Grimm House, Dr. Congo's private nursing home
Behind the scenes
- The title for the story is taken from the strip of June 26, 1944 (Beginning: Doctor Congo!).
- In 1930 the Epstein family's cook (servant) was the 31 years old Marie Latimore.
- In 1943 Cambridge Summer Theatre staged "The Emperor Jones" by Eugene O'Neill the week of August 9, with Lawaune Kennard in the role as "Congo Witch Doctor".
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "no title", Mandrake el Mago #1 (1959)
- "Introducing Doctor Congo the Modern Witch Doctor", Mandrake The Magician (1947)
- "Doctor Congo", Mandrake the Magician #12 (1991)
- "Sarabanda magica", Super Albo #32 (1963)
- "Il dottor Congo", Mandrake #14 (Comics Stars in the World 1976)
- "Il dottor Congo", Mandrake - New Comics Now #213 (1988)
- "Il dottor Congo", Mandrake 26 (Comic Art) (1993)
- "Il dottor Congo", Mandrake #14 (Comics Stars in the World 1976) note: Italian text.
- "El doctor Congo" & "De poder au poder" & "La casa torva", Merlin el Mago Moderno #27 & #28 & #29 (194?)
- "Doctor Congo", Mandrake the Magician #1