Mandrake in Love

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Mandrake in Love
Start date: September 12th, 1938
End date: December 3rd, 1938
# of strips: 72 (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Blozz the Champion"
Followed by: "Visitors from Space"

"Mandrake in Love" is the 15th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Segrid has emptied the family vaults and gone to Teiba. He piled up heavy gambling debts, and also lost Narda's diamond necklace. Narda asks Mandrake to help her get back the necklace.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • General Manuel, ruler of Teiba.
  • Lola, General Manuel's girlfriend


  • New York
  • West Indies
    • Teiba, a Caribbean seaport
      • Devil's Maw, a whirepool
      • Teiba Castle, home of General Manuel

Behind the scenes


  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of September 10, 1938 (Starting Next Week = Mandrake in Love)

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Il castello di Teiba", Mandrake #25 (Comics Stars in the World 1978) note: Italian text.

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