The Doorway to Z

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The Doorway to Z
Start date: July 13, 1952
End date: November 16, 1952
# of strips: 19 (19 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Taboo Land"
Followed by: "The Hide-out"

"The Doorway to Z" is the 54th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

During his experiments Dr. Boyd accidentally discovered a mysterious doorway, possibly to another dimension. When he toss or shove objects through the doorway, they disappears.

While Mandrake and Dr. Boyd examines the fascinating doorway suddenly a beatiful girl in an unearthly costume appears in the doorway. Next two desperate convicts rush into the house and into the mysterious doorway.

With a gun and a walkie-talkie radio Mandrake decides to enter the mysterious world of "Z".


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Dr. Boyd, a famous scientist.
  • Mac, an escaped concict.
  • Rollies, spherical inhabitants of the World of Z.


Behind the scenes

  • The story title is from the strip of July 11, 1952 (Beginning Next Week = "The Doorway to Z" ...) and July 13, 1952 (Beginning: The Doorway to Z).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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