Mandrake in America

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Mandrake in America
Start date: September 13, 1937
End date: January 29, 1938
# of strips: 120 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "In the Cobra's Grip"
Followed by: "Mandrake in Hollywood"

"Mandrake in America" is the 10th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake has arrived in America and is looking for a job.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mary, a dancer.
  • Mr. Lucky Gruntz, a producer.
  • Lili, a singer.
  • Norvell, a knife-thrower and Lili's boyfriend.
  • Jim, a police man.
  • Dr. Smith, a psychologist.
  • Falcon, a racehorse.
  • Count Leo, a 750 pound African lion at the zoo.
  • Fred Bing, a lion keeper.
  • Slim, a gambler.
  • Shorty, a gambler.
  • Jimmy, a janitor.


  • U.S.A.
    • New York City
      • A park, (Central Park ?)
        • A zoo
        • "George's Lunch"
      • Gruntz, a theater at 42nd Street
    • Bonneville

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of September 11 1937 (Next Week - Mandrake in America).

Special strip

  • In this story one find a special made "Merry Christmas" strip for December the 25th of 1937.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Mandrake u Americi", Jutarnji list February 8, 1938 – April 30, 1938 (the last strip was also reproduced on May 1, 1938)