The City Jungle

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The City Jungle
Start date: April 2, 1962
End date: June 9, 1962
# of strips: 60 (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Peddler"
Followed by: "Narda's TV Show"

"The City Jungle" is the 115th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

A large park in a big city should be a place to enjoy and relax. Instead people are beeing terrorized by muggers, even in the daytime. Mandrake suggest to the Police Chief a secret weapon to clean up the city jungle. His friend Lothar, the master of the jungle.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Pete, a park mugger.
  • Mike, a park mugger.
  • Johnny, a man in the park.
  • Mike, most popular cop on the force.


  • New York


  • Red Arrow Mob, toughest croed in town.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story taken from the strip of April 3, 1962 (Beginning: The City Jungle).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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