Jungle Adventure

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Jungle Adventure
Start date: August 14, 1949
End date: June 4, 1950
# of strips: 43 (43 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Mystery of the Big Trees"
Followed by: "The Ghost Whale"

"Jungle Adventure" is the 44th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Escaping from the tree people our friends start the long trip back to the coast on foot. After a tough trip where they encounter wild animals, headhunters and cannibals they meet the mysterious professor Metro. Next they take the short way to the sea, Peril Road. Having survived six peril they face the final peril, Lori in the country Lethe. Who has enslaved all the citizens of the country, using a secret memory-destroying powder.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Grant, mentioned only
  • Head hunters
  • Animals:
    • Giant gorillas
    • Wild boars
    • A giant tiger (in Africa !)
    • Crocodiles
    • An orchestra of monkeys
    • A large leopard
    • Elephants
    • Vampire bats
    • A giant tiger #2
    • A giant lion
  • Cannibals
    • Cannibal king
    • The cannibal kings wife
  • Prof. Metro, an ex music teacher
  • A bearded hermit
  • Two giants, nine-foot tall twins
  • Loro, of Lethe


  • West Africa
    • The jungle
      • Quiete Lane, a long way to the coast
      • Peril Road, a short road to the coast
    • Lethe, a rich but isolated country


  • S.S. Argus, Blaine's yacht. mentioned only

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of August 14, 1949 (Beginning: Jungle Adventure -).


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "På eventyr i jungelen", Skippern (1953-1954)
  • "Mandrake på eventyr i jungelen" & "Glemselens rike", Fantomet #2 (2000)

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