Magic Man

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Magic Man
Start date: September 13th, 1971
End date: December 18th, 1971
# of strips: 84 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Kolosso"
Followed by: "The Rogues"

"Magic Man" is the 148th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and Lothar did a show at a large state penitentiary. Suddely a prison break where Kappon and Lou managed to escape. They kidnapp Lothar and forced Mandrake to help them with a bank robbery.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Kappon, ganglord.
  • Lou, ganglord.
  • Max, member of the gang.


  • New York City
    • Xanadu
    • South Pamet and Depot Rd.

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story taken from the strip of September 13, 1971 (Beginning: Magic Man).

Real Life References

  • A road sign in the strip of November 12, 1971; South Pamet, Depot Rd (refering to Lee Falk's summer house near Truro at Cape Cod).


This story has been published in the following publications:

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