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Start date: September 25th, 1961
End date: January 27th, 1962
# of strips: 108 (18 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Photo Mystery"
Followed by: "The Peddler"

"Goliath" is the 113th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and Narda visit Dr. Press too see his new computer, "Goliath", the greatest computer ever built. It an move and talk, and it knows the answer to everything. With help from a robot helper it can repair itself.

But Dr. Press has created a monster, Goliath develops on its own, and decides to rule the world.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Dr. Press, a computer designer.
  • The Mayor of Hometon.
  • David Jones, a young boy in Hometon.


Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story taken from the strip of September 25th, 1961 (Beginning: Goliath!).
  • The appearance of the robot helpers are not unlike a "Dalek", that first appeared in the 1963 Doctor Who serial - "The Daleks".

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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