The Decoy

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The Decoy
Start date: April 23rd, 1956
End date: June 30th, 1956
# of strips: 60 (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The New Neighbors"
Followed by: "The Little Fog"

"The Decoy" is the 87th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

The goverment is constructing an object and the blueprint must be taken to a hidden desert plant. One of the agents is going to deliver the plans, but the ordance division need a decoy. A case for Mandrake..


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Matt, head of the Ordnance Div.
  • Miss X, a spy.


  • New York
    • 101 Ordnance Planning Division.
  • Hidden desert station

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of April 23, 1956 (Beginning: The Decoy).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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