Sky Acres

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Sky Acres
Start date: November 3rd, 1947
End date: January 3rd, 1948
# of strips: 54 (9 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Wolf Valley"
Followed by: "The Ghost Plane"

"Sky Acres" is the 45th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

The world's richest and most beautiful woman, Desirée, is spoiled and bored. Although she has suitors queuing at her fabulous home, Sky Acres, she never met anyone who was a match for her. One day she meets Mandrake.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Countess Desiré, the world's richest and most beautiful woman.
  • Valditz, the world's greatest pianist.
  • Kerstad, the world's greatest soprano singer.
  • Remasso, the leading artist (painter) of this century.
  • Sven, the greatest writer of age.
  • Tody, Desiré's secretary.
  • Jacques, Desiré's bodyguard.
  • Racques, Desiré's bodyguard.


  • Sky Acres, an estate hung between two mountains.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of November 3, 1947 ("Sky Acres")
  • Narda making her own hats.
  • The strip of November 21, showing Mandrake spanking Desiré.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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