The Circus People

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The Circus People
Start date: March 8, 1936
End date: August 23, 1936
# of strips: 25 (25 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Land of the Little People"
Followed by: "Chamber into the X Dimension"

"The Circus People" is the 4rd Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and Lothar have returned to the civilization and travel northwards on a circus train.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Pete, the train driver.
  • Dalma, lovely aerial star.
  • Doc Taggart, circus owner.
  • Boojum, giant bull elephant.
  • Nora, the fat lady.
  • Zaro, the strong man.
  • Joe, the living skeleton.
  • Flossie, the bearded lady and Joe's sweetheart.
  • Almado, the lion-tamer. have a rabbit farm in Utha!
  • Uncle Inch, a midget.
  • Princesse Petite, a midget.
  • Pietro, a juggler.
  • Tim, Dalma's partner.
  • Bill, the sword swallower.


  • Europe or US ??

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story taken from the strip of March 1st, 1936 (Next week: The Circus People).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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