The Decatur Daily

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The Decatur Daily is a daily newspaper published in Decatur, Alabama since February 26, 1912.

In its Sunday edition, "The Decatur Daily" published the "Mandrake the Magician" Sunday strip at least from July 23, 1944 to December 29, 1963. More precise dates of release remain to be determined. The daily stories of "Mandrake the Magician" were not featured on the other days of the newspaper printing.

Mandrake in "The Decatur Daily "

Sunday Pages stories

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# Original story title Start date End date Comment
27 "The Circus Adventure" ? August 27, 1944 First known date: July 23, 1944
28 "The Santa Claus Pirates" September 3, 1944 December 3, 1944
29 "Fountain of Youth" December 10, 1944 March 18, 1945
30 "Kingdom of the Wind" March 25, 1945 June 17, 1945
31 "The Atalan Deep" June 24, 1945 November 4, 1945
32 "The Twins of Karana" November 11, 1945 March 3, 1946
33 "The Singing Devils" March 10, 1946 June 30, 1946
34 "Roc Island" July 7, 1946 November 3, 1946
35 "Kingdom of Marvel" 10 Nov 1946 7 Sep 1947 (best older date known: 6 Apr 1947, but remains to verify)
36 "The Blue Bandit" 14 Sep 1947 1 Feb 1948
37 "The Prince Who Never Smiled" 8 Feb 1948 4 Apr 1948
38 "City of Jewels Pt.1: The Polar Bear Pirates" 11 Apr 1948 20 Jun 1948
39 "City of Jewels Pt.2: The Ice Demons" 27 Jun 1948 5 Sep 1948
40 "City of Jewels Pt.3: Conclusion" 12 Sep 1948 14 Nov 1948
41 "The Raft People" 21 Nov 1948 23 Jan 1949
42 "Fear Island" 30 Jan 1949 1 May 1949
43 "The Mystery of the Big Trees" 8 May 1949 7 Aug 1949
44 "Jungle Adventure" 14 Aug 1949 4 Jun 1950
45 "The Ghost Whale" 11 Jun 1950 27 Aug 1950
46 "The Department Store Mystery" 3 Sep 1950 22 Oct 1950
47 "Curse of the Kavrun Emerald" 29 Oct 1950 14 Jan 1951
48 "The Venus Flytrap" 21 Jan 1951 11 Mar 1951
49 "Mystery of the Vanishing Homes" 18 Mar 1951 20 May 1951
50 "The Spaceship to Venus" 27 May 1951 28 Oct 1951
51 "The Caribbean Mystery" 4 Nov 1951 16 Dec 1951
52 "The Jungle Fullback" 23 Dec 1951 17 Feb 1952
53 "Taboo Land" 24 Feb 1952 6 Jul 1952
54 "The Doorway to Z" 13 Jul 1952 16 Nov 1952
55 "The Hide-out" 23 Nov 1952 18 Jan 1953
56 "The Visitors" 25 Jan 1953 7 Jun 1953
57 "The Water Champ" 14 Jun 1953 5 Jul 1953
58 "Mandrake's Magic House" 12 Jul 1953 27 Sep 1953
59 "Mandrake Plays Cupid" 4 Oct 1953 22 Nov 1953
60 "Rex (The Living Fossil)" 29 Nov 1953 4 Apr 1954
61 "The Mountain that Walked" 11 Apr 1954 23 May 1954
62 "The Tomb" 30 May 1954 18 Jul 1954
63 "The Ocean Wind" 25 Jul 1954 12 Dec 1954
64 "The Sleeping Forest" 19 Dec 1954 13 Mar 1955
65 "Isle of the Giant" 20 Mar 1955 22 May 1955
66 "Universal Love" 29 May 1955 7 Aug 1955
67 "Magnetic Island" 14 Aug 1955 20 Nov 1955
68 "The Castaway" 27 Nov 1955 12 Feb 1956
69 "City in the Deep" 19 Feb 1956 3 Jun 1956
70 "Witchmen's Peak" 10 Jun 1956 11 Nov 1956
71 "The Miss Galaxy Beauty Contest" 18 Nov 1956 9 Jun 1957
72 "The Casino" Falk 4 Aug 1957
73 "The Place Called X" 11 Aug 1957 29 Dec 1957
74 "The Invaders" 5 Jan 1958 20 Apr 1958
75 "The Mesa" 27 Apr 1958 6 Jul 1958
76 "The Birthday Party" 13 Jul 1958 30 Nov 1958
77 "The Invisible Thief" 7 Dec 1958 15 Mar 1959
78 "The Watcher" 22 Mar 1959 5 Jul 1959
79 "The Old West Revisited" 12 Jul 1959 30 Aug 1959
80 "The Horse Thief" 6 Sep 1959 15 Nov 1959
81 "The Abominable Snowman" 22 Nov 1959 1 May 1960
82 "The Demon Photographer" 8 May 1960 24 Jul 1960
83 "The Radio Telescope" 31 Jul 1960 7 Aug 1960
84 "The Water Pirates" 14 Aug 1960 4 Dec 1960
85 "Sky Raid" 11 Dec 1960 5 Feb 1961
86 "The Summit Conference" 12 Feb 1961 28 May 1961
87 "The Space Thing" 4 Jun 1961 24 Sep 1961
88 "The Diversion" 1 Oct 1961 10 Dec 1961
89 "The Collector" 17 Dec 1961 29 Apr 1962
90 "Task Test" 6 May 1962 9 Sep 1962
91 "The Trade Commission (The Blue Planet)" 16 Sep 1962 10 Mar 1963
92 "The Ghost Lover" 17 Mar 1963 1 Sep 1963
93 "The Double" 8 Sep 1963 ? Last known date: December 29, 1963.