The Big Tyme

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The Big Tyme
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Start date: October 4th, 1948
End date: December 25th, 1948
# of strips: 72 (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Queen Ebony"
Followed by: "Derek"

"The Big Tyme" is the 49th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Big Shott runs a crooked casino and bossing the crime wave.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Big Shott, owner of the Big Tyme Casino
  • Carla, a showgirl.


  • New York
    • Big Tyme Casino
    • 21 Brattle Street, Carla address (a phony address).
    • Market Street
  • Compo, hide-out for Carla's gang.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of October 4, 1948 (Beginning: The Big Tyme)
  • 21 Brattle refering to Brattle Hall and the Cambridge Summer Theatre.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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