Lenore (story)

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Start date: March 19th, 1951
End date: June 9th, 1951
# of strips: 72 (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Swami"
Followed by: "Mandrake's Birthday"

"Lenore" is the 61th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

On an expedition in the jungle somewhere in Africa Lenore, the famed explorer, was captured by the Oswali tribe. The Oswali chief said she had broken the tabu of their sun god. Lenore managed to send a note to Mandrake, asking to help rescuing her from the Oswali captivity. When Narda asked who Lenore was, Mandrake just show her a picture of a beautiful girl signed "To My Mandrake, all my love, always Lenore". When Narda meet Lenore she became very confused and jealous when she saw how Mandrake and Lenore interacted, before she found that they was brother and sister. Now, when they have escaped the Oswali tribe, all four go deeper into the jungle and discover the tabu. - A crashed ufo.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Slim
  • The Oswali tribe


  • New York
  • Africa

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is given in the strip of March 19, 1951 (Beginning: Lenore).
  • Lenore, named after Lee Falk's mother.
  • Lenore sent her letter to: Mandrake, 22 Ridge Road, Extown, USA.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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