Secret of the Sargasso

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Secret of the Sargasso
Start date: December 28, 1959
End date: March 19, 1960
# of strips: 72 (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Shirlana"
Followed by: "Spooks"

"Secret of the Sargasso" is the 105th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

On a trip aboard a yacht our friends arrives the Sargasso Sea. 1000 miles from land the yacht prop fouls on a cable. When Mandrake dives down he sees a skindiver, who shoots and runs.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Captain, on the yacht.
  • Lucky Loopy, ex-rackets king.
  • "Cookie", a dynamiter and cook.
  • Vonn, a financier and billionaire swindler.
  • Putchy, tried to knock off a king.
  • La Trin


  • The Sargasso Sea


Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of December 26, 1959 (Next Week: Secret of the Sargasso) and December 28, 1959 (Beginning tomorrow: Secret of the Sargasso).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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