The Earthshaker

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The Earthshaker
Start date: October 25th, 1943
End date: January 29th, 1944
# of strips: 84 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Witch of Kaloon"
Followed by: "The Dome"

"The Earthshaker" is the 30th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake receives two invitations for Seven Dunes, one to visit and one to stay away.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Trina, (first week only)
  • Old Sandy, an old friend of Mandrake
  • Hoss, an oil thief
  • Mac, an oil thief
  • A deputy, from the sheriff's officer


  • Seven Duns, Old Sandy's ranch

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of October 23, 1943 (Beginning -- Next Week "The Earthshaker").

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Il titano delle sette dune", Mandrake #12 (Comics Stars in the World 1976) note: Italian text.

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  • "Jätten på Seven Dunes", Mandrake (1945)

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