Pleasant Valley

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Pleasant Valley
Start date: January 14th, 1946
End date: March 23rd, 1946
# of strips: 60 (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Sleeping Beauty"
Followed by: "Medusa"

"Pleasant Valley" is the 38th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and Narda drive a trip and come to Pleasant Valley. Despite the name Pleasant Valley strange things are happening in Pleasant Valley.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Sally, the young daughter of Mr. Carter
  • Mr. Carter, a farmer
  • A living scarecrow
  • Dr. Beetle, a scientist experimenting on locusts
  • Big Jim, a man trying to buy up land
  • Farmer #2


  • Pleasant Valley

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strips of January 12 and 14, 1946 (Next Week = Pleasant Valley & Beginning: Pleasant Valley).
  • Mystery: Narda speaking to Lothar in the end of the fifth week, and he is active in the story from the seventh week. Oddly enough he was not in the car with Mandrake and Nards at the beginning of the story. So how did he get to Pleasant Valley ?

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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