Fear Island

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Fear Island
Start date: January 30th, 1949
End date: May 1st, 1949
# of strips: 14 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Raft People"
Followed by: "The Mystery of the Big Trees"

"Fear Island" is the 42nd Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

When Argos docks at a tropical island, Mandrake and Narda use the opportunity to go for a walk in the charming little town. In the balmy paradise Mandrake is puzzled by strange warnings, everyone telling them to leave the island, while they can. In search of answers to the mystery of "Fear Island", Mandrake found that the south sea paradise have been taken over by thieves.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • The Governor at the island
  • Daru, son of the native village chief
  • Headman, the gang chief


  • South Sea
    • An island
      • A town
      • A village


  • S.S. Argus, Blaine's yacht.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of January 30, 1949 (Beginning: Fear Island.).
  • Note: Narda changes her hairstyle in the first strip of this story.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Mandrake på forbryternes øy", Skippern (1952-1953)

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