|Start date:||January 31st, 1944|
|End date:||June 24th, 1944|
|# of strips:||126 (21 weeks)|
|Preceded by:||"The Earthshaker"|
|Followed by:||"Doctor Congo"|
"The Dome" is the 31st Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.
When a jewelry store is attacked by robbers disguised as firefighters, Mandrake manages to have one of the thugs arrested. Unfortunately the leader of the gang - a mysterious man with a black mask on his face and nicknamed "The Dome" - kidnaps Narda. Despite various traps, Mandrake will prevail over the bandits and finally Narda will succeed in unmasking "The Dome", a man without eyes and without nose since his birth. As Mandrake pursues "The Dome", the entire underground realm of the latter is filling with river water and the man is drowning in trying to run away. At the end, the police overcome the whole gang.
- Louie, a thug
- Dome, a master criminal
- Specs, Dome's right-hand man
- New York (?)
- 4th and West
- 8th and North
- The Willows, an island in a river
Behind the scenes
- The title for the story is taken from the strip of January 31, 1944 (Beginning "The Dome").
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "Mandrake Meets the Dome", The Supercomic Series #3 (1948)
- "O Cabeça", Mandrake, o Mágico #14 (1972)
- "L'homme aux plans infaillibles", Spécial Mandrake #1 (1963)
- "L'infallibile cupola", Super Albo #30 (1963)
- "L'infallibile cupola", Mandrake #13 (Comics Stars in the World 1976)
- "L'infallibile cupola", Mandrake - New Comics Now #213 (1988)
- "L'infallibile cupola", Mandrake 25 (Comic Art) (1993)
- "L'infallibile cupola", Mandrake #13 (Comics Stars in the World 1976) note: Italian text.
- "El hombre de la mascara negra" & "Merlin al servicio del Domo" & "El fin del Domo", Merlin el Mago Moderno #19 & #20 & #21 (194?)
- "Korkunç Adam", 1001 Özel #3 (1952) Note: starts half-way through the original adventure.
- "The Dome", Comics Revue #212 – #217 (2002/2003)
- "The Dome", The Classic Mandrake Series (second series)/ Episode: "The Dome Part I" (Pacific Comics Club) and The Classic Mandrake Series (second series)/ Episode: "The Dome Part II" (Pacific Comics Club) (2019)