Mandrake in the Lost World
|Mandrake in the Lost World|
|Start date:||November 30th, 1936|
|End date:||April 17th, 1937|
|# of strips:||120 (20 weeks)|
|Preceded by:||"The Slave Traders of Tygandi"|
|Followed by:||"In the Cobra's Grip"|
After weeks of leisurely travel, Mandrake and Lothar reach Capetown, at that moment a young woman stumbles Instantly gestures and Mandrake Mandrake saves Molly Brunswich from death beneath the wheels of a speeding machine.
Molly, the famed avitrix, was to try a solo flight to the South Pole the next day. Trough the African Broadcasting Company Mandrake listens to Molly, suddenly she reported: steem comming from the ground - I'm falling -- falling.
Mandrake and Lothar rush to the airport, hire a plane and headed for the Antartica. In the middle of the Antartic region, the gasoline supply of the plane suddenly gave up and our friends have to jump out. Alone in the snow our friends start to walk, some houers later they walk through a warm steam wall and ends up in a strange tropical land. A prehistoic land, relict from the mesozoic age of dinosaurs. With both Neanderthal and Cro-Mangon men.
Lance told that his people was enslaved by evil men, coming from the sky. It turns out that Clam Stone discovered the tropical land with its oil deposits while with a scientific expedition. He returned with a gang of rough-necks, enslaved the natives, and started drilling for oil.
At the end our friends returned to Cape Town with Lance and Molly in her plane.
- Molly Brunswick, a famed avitrix.
- Penny, a penguin.
- Andy, a Neanderthal man.
- Lance son of Fang, a Cro-Mangon man.
- Clem Stone, chief of the gang.
- Barney, a gang member.
- Spice, a gang member.
- Bill, a gang member.
- Capetown, South Africa.
- The South Pole.
Behind the scenes
- The title for the story is lifted from the plot.
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "The Lost World", Mandrake The Magician (1938)
- "Mandrake in the Lost World", Mandrake the Magician #1 (1990)
- "The Lost World", Classic Adventure Strips #11 (1987)
- "Voyage en préhistoire", Hop-là! (1939)
- "Dans un monde inconnu", Spécial Mandrake #98 (1972) & "Pétrole au Pôle Sud", Spécial Mandrake #99 (1973)
- "Voyage en préhistoire", Mandrake le Magicien Vol. 4 (1985)
- "Un mondo sconosciuto", Giungla! #132 to #151 (1938)
- "Un mondo sconosciuto", Collana Albi grandi avventure - Mandrake #8 (1940)
- "Un mondo sconosciuto" & "Anel l'uomo della presistoria" & "L'assalto dei dinosauri", Mandrake #12 & #13 & #14 (1947)
- "In un mondo sconosciuto" & "Petrolio al polo" & "La fin di Gun", Special Mandrake #167 & #168 & #169 (1966)
- "Un mondo sconosciuto", Mandrake - New Comics Now #117 (1984)
- "Un mondo sconosciuto", Magic Moments - Mandrake - New Comics Now #265 (1991)
- "Un mondo sconosciuto", Mandrake 8 (Comic Art) (1992)
- "Un mondo sconosciuto", Club dei Trenta #37 (200?)
- "Un mondo sconosciuto", Mandrake il mago (2014)
- "Un mundo desconocido", Grandes Clásicos de los Comics del Pasado #31 - Mandrake #8 (1986)
- "Meçhul Dünyalarda", 1001 Roman #133 - 166 (1942)
- "no given title", #1 to 57 (1949-1950) note: traced editions with extra panels
- "no given title", 101 Roman #9 & #10 & #11 & #12 & ? (1950) note: traced editions with extra strips
- "Mandrake in the Lost World", Comics Revue #387-388 (2018)