Mandrake and Ali-Petro

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Mandrake and Ali-Petro
Start date: October 1st, 1978
End date: February 4th, 1979
# of strips: 19 (19 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Narq's Conquest"
Followed by: "The Mysterious Birds"

"Mandrake and Ali-Petro" is the 138th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Sheik Ali-Petro, world's richest man, have arrived New York. He came especially to see Disneyland and magic of Mandrake. Fascinated by Mandrake's magic he want Mandrake to work for him, but Mandrake refused. Then Ali-Petro drugged Mandrake, flew him half-way around the world and wanted him to entertain his friends. And the angry magician did..


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Sheik Ali-Petro, world's richest man.
  • Omar, works for Sheik Ali-Petro.


  • New York City
  • Unknown country in the middle east.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is taken from the strip of October 1, 1978 (Beginning: Mandrake and Ali-Petro).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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