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Start date: November 14, 1955
End date: January 21, 1956
# of strips: 60 (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Experiment"
Followed by: "The New Neighbors"

"Michael" is the 85th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

A century ago Cockaigne was a bankrupt nation with twin heirs to the throne. They cut cards for the throne and the loser became King. Now Prince Michael, a descandant of the other twin, thinks his great grandfather was a fool and that he, Michael, should be the legitimate heir to the throne.

Now he has a plan, to marry Narda and force King Segrid to give up his throne.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Prince Michael, distant cousin of Narda and Segrid.
  • Mugs, a thug hired by Prince Michael.
  • Pete, a thug hired by Prince Michael.


Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of November 12, 1955 (Next Week: Michael).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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