Tale of Aleena

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Tale of Aleena
Start date: September 10, 1973
End date: January 19, 1974
# of strips: 114 (19 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Incredible Thief"
Followed by: "Super-Elec"

"Tale of Aleena" is the 155th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Aleena was Mandrake's girlfriend when they were 17 years old students at the College of Magic. During the years she had been married six times. Five of her ex-husbonds and her boyfriend she had enchanted so they remain, as her willing slaves.

With a magical smoke she manage to enchant her first and only love, Mandrake. Then she ordered him to bring her the crystal cube...


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Jet, Aleena's pet panther.
  • Sath, Aleena's boyfriend.
  • Gurn, Aleena's first husbond.
  • Kimberly, Gurn new girlfriend.
  • Pablo, bullfighter and Aleena's second husbond.
  • Gorgeous Cyril, wrestling champion and Aleena's third husbond.
  • King Rupert, Aleena's sixth husbond.



Behind the scenes


  • The story title is taken from the strip of September 25, 1973 (Tomorrow: "Tale of Aleena").

Mandrake Lore

  • 9-3355 are the phone number to Mandrake's study.
  • Theron is about 300 years old.

Real Life References

  • Kimberly, named after Kimberly Farr who played Narda in the musical "Mandrake the Magician and the Enchantress"?
    • The name is also used in a daily Phantom story from 1984, "The Kimberly Diamonds".


This story has been published in the following publications:

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