The Abominable Snowman

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The Abominable Snowman
Start date: November 22, 1959
End date: May 1, 1960
# of strips: 24 (24 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Horse Thief"
Followed by: "The Demon Photographer"

"The Abominable Snowman" is the 81th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake is on an expedition with Captain Pierce, trying to find the abominable snowman. In a cave atop of the mountain Mandrake stumble into the home of the old greece gods.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Capt. Pierce, famed mountain climber.
  • Sir Harry, a financier.
  • Diana, a Greek god.
  • Appollo, a Greek god.
  • Zeus, a Greek god.
  • Mercury, a Greek god.
  • Herkules, a Greek god.
  • Hera, a Greek god.
  • Odin, a Norse god, mentioned only.
  • Thor, a Norse god, mentioned only.
  • Loki, a Norse god, mentioned only.
  • Christopher Columbus, mentioned only.
  • Isaac Newton, mentioned only.
  • Albert Einstein, mentioned only.


  • Himalaya
    • Mount Arat
      • Olympus
      • Valhalla, mentioned only.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is taken from the strip of November 15 and 22, 1959 (Next Week: "Abominable Snowman" & Beginning: The Abominable Snowman).
  • The Greek and Norse gods came originally from a planet that moves about a green sun, far away our solar system. At Earth Olympus and Valhalla was their winter resorts.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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