Mandrake's Magic House

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Mandrake's Magic House
Start date: July 12th, 1953
End date: September 27th, 1953
# of strips: 12 (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Water Champ"
Followed by: "Mandrake Plays Cupid"

"Mandrake's Magic House" is the 58th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mr. Simpson, author of the book "Magic is Bunk" visiting Mandrake. After the visit Mr. Simpson tears up his book, planning to write a new one - "Magic is Not Bunk".

Next a daring daylight bank robbery, at night the robbers bury their loot in Mandrake's garden.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. Simpson, author of "Magic is Bunk".
  • Mac, a bank robber.
  • Joe, a bank robber.
  • Ed, a bank robber.


  • New York City

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is from the strip of July 10, 1953 (Next Week: Mandrake's Magic House) and July 12, 1953 (Beginning: Mandrake's Magic House ...).
  • A re-make of this story was done by Milton Sardella in 1972.

Signifiant cover


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Мандрак и пљачкаши банке" (romanized as "Mandrak i pljačkaši banke"), Politikin Zabavnik #1020 (1971)