The Enchantress

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The Enchantress
Start date: October 11, 1954
End date: January 1, 1955
# of strips: 72 (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Museum Theft"
Followed by: "The Tourist"

"The Enchantress" is the 79th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Looking in Mandrake's old album of his College of Magic days Narda found a card with the words: Mandrake, I'll always love you, Aleena. Mandrake told Narda that Aleena came from some strange little kingdom and had to leave the College when her parens became ill. Him and Aleena was just a typical tee-age puppy love and he had forgotten all about it. He vaguely recall they had made some sort of teen-age pledge to meet again, in thirteen years on Bald Mountain. Thirteen years ago...


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Gurn, have been in love with Aleena for years.


  • New York
  • College of Magic, small flashbacks.
  • Bald Mountain, a remote place in southern Europe. Home of Aleena.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of October 11, 1954 (Beginning: The Enchantress).
  • Aleena, named after Lee Falk's mother.
  • Bald Mountain is a bit like Xanadu.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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