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Start date: May 31th, 1971
End date: September 11th, 1971
# of strips: 90 (15 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Narda and the Cats"
Followed by: "Magic Man"

"Kolosso" is the 147th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

At Explorers Club Mandrake hears an amazing story, about pygmie indians and a taboo peak in a remote part of the southern Andes. Soon Mandrake and Lothar found themselves at an expedition.

They discovered that an atom bomb was dropped by mistake in the area more than twenty years ago. Only two kids survied, but they became about 25 feet tall.

After a short visit in New York, the scientists found Kolosso to be both a mental as well psysical giant.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Kasper, or Kooky Kasper - oldest member of Explorers Club.
  • Kolosso, a giant man.
  • Janna, girlfriend of Kolosso.


  • New York City
  • A remote part of the southern Andes

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story taken from the strip of May 31th, 1971 (Beginning: Kolosso!).
    Note: At the deepwoods.org index the title for this story is "The Wonder that Amazed the World".


This story has been published in the following publications:

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