The Amazing Ray

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The Amazing Ray
Start date: April 25th, 1949
End date: July 30th, 1949
# of strips: 84 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Derek"
Followed by: "Lady Ermine"

"The Amazing Ray" is the 51th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Some years ago Mandrake helped the police to capture Kid Glove Kid. Now he have manage escaped from prison, and he wants revenge.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Professor Vance, a famous physicist.
  • Bora Karlosi, actor in "The Mad Scientist", a movie.
  • Kid Glove Kid, a killer and thief.
  • Hairy Mike, an escaped convict.
  • Fats, an escaped convict.


  • New York

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of April 25, 1949 (Beginning: The Amazing Ray)
  • The Police Chief is married. In strip of June 23 he said: How can I tell my wife about this.

Space restrictions

  • A version with panels cut in height was published in some newspapers

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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