The Experiment

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The Experiment
Start date: September 5, 1955
End date: November 12, 1955
# of strips: 60 (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "U-Hunt"
Followed by: "Michael"

"The Experiment" is the 84th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Still on vacation Mandrake and Lothar now are on a train. Suddenly the train jolts to a sudden stop and the train driver claims he saw a giant grasshopper on the rails. Our friends jump off the train to investigate the mystery closer.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mac, a train driver.
  • Phillips, a scientist.
  • Val, the daughter of Phillips.


Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of September 3, 1955 (Next Week: Experiment).
  • Val is probably named after Lee Falk's daughter Valerie Falk.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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