The Disturber

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The Disturber
Start date: December 9, 1963
End date: February 22, 1964
# of strips: 66 (11 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Master of Magic"
Followed by: "The Butterfly Man"

"The Disturber" is the 123rd Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

At a big corporation two young men are rivals for the big job that is open. Pete is engaged to marry the daughter of the chairman of the board one day before the board are to choose the new company president. Then "The Disturber" offered Don to stop the wedding long enough to make Don the company president, just for ten grand.

Next "The Disturber" offered Kid Rocky's manager to help Rocky to win the fight against the champ, just for ten grand. Using electronic mosquito gadget's "The Disturber" manage to disturbe the champ's night. Half-asleep the champ goes down and Kid Rocky became the new champion.

A case for Mandrake....


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Pete,
  • Don,
  • Mr van Snid, chairman of the board at a big corporation.
  • Harriet van Snid,
  • "Kid Rocky", a boxer.
  • Ed, Kid Rocky's manager.


  • New York
  • The west coast.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story taken from the strip of December 9, 1963 (Beginning: "The Disturber!").
  • One of the few stories without Lothar.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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