Mystery of the Vanishing Homes

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Mystery of the Vanishing Homes
Start date: March 18, 1951
End date: May 20, 1951
# of strips: 10 (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Venus Flytrap"
Followed by: "The Spaceship to Venus"

"Mystery of the Vanishing Homes" is the 49th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Three home owners claim their homes have disappeared overnight, stolen without leaving any trace. The Police Chief call Mandrake for help with this mysterious case.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • A girl in a traveling agency
  • A house thief #1
  • A house thief #2
  • The boss of the hous thieves
  • A pilot, and house thief


  • New York City

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of March 18, 1951 (Beginning: Mystery of the Vanishing Homes !).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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