The Circus Adventure

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The Circus Adventure
Start date: May 28th, 1944
End date: August 27th, 1944
# of strips: 14 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Garden of Wuzzu"
Followed by: "The Santa Claus Pirates"

"The Circus Adventure" is the 27th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

At Sam Jones's circus there have been one unexplainable accident after another.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Sam Jones, circus owner.
  • Sylva, Sam's daughter.
  • Mr Jasper, a banker.
  • A rhinolion, at the circus (Mandrake's magic).
  • A giraffagator, at the circus (Mandrake's magic).
  • A two-headed osterich, at the circus (Mandrake's magic).
  • A monkey with elephant head, at the circus (Mandrake's magic).
  • A fat lady, at the circus (Mandrake's magic).
  • A thin man, at the circus (Mandrake's magic).
  • A two-headed man, at the circus (Mandrake's magic).
  • A midget, at the circus (Mandrake's magic).
  • Carlo, a ringmaster at the circus.
  • Spike, friend of Carlo.
  • Gombo, a gorilla at the circus.
  • Combo's keeper.
  • Tota, Sylva's pet lion.
  • Joe, an elephant at the circus.


  • US (?)
    • The city
      • Sam's Colossal Circus.

Behind the scenes

  • At the index the title for this story is "The Circus Adventure", which is lifted from the plot.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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