The Castaway (1964 story)

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The Castaway
Start date: January 26th, 1964
End date: August 9th, 1964
# of strips: 29 (29 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Double"
Followed by: "The Mole"

"The Castaway" is the 94th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Giant travelers from the galaxy of Andromeda moving through the crowded astriod belt. Qork, the duty offiser, dozes and a planetoid is pulled out of its orbit. In the subsequent trial Qork becomes sentenced to be cast adrift at once. Suddenly two "things" running loose in our solar system. A runaway planetoid and a colossal alian castaway heading toward Earth.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Qork,
  • Dr Howe, an astronomer.
  • The President uf US.


  • New York City
    • UN building
  • Sector X127A, somewere between Earth and the astriod belt.
  • Magna
  • The galaxy of Andromeda.


  • The watch given to Mandrake by Magnon, used to send a signal for help.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is from the strip of January 19, 1964 (Next Week: The Castaway).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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