The First Visitors

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The First Visitors
Start date: October 15, 1962
End date: November 24, 1962
# of strips: 36 (6 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Gamblers"
Followed by: "The Aftermath"

"The First Visitors" is the 118th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

A quiet evening Mandrake and Narda talking about the possibility of life on other planets, then suddenly a broadcast: Planet Earth - We are visitors -- from deep space -- do not be alarmed -- We intend to land -- We are friendly.

But when the radar systems and telescopes tried to locate the spaceship, they found nothing... Then Mandrake got a cinder in his eye.


Recurring characters

One-time characters


  • New York

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story taken from the strip of October 13, 1962 (Next Week: "The First Visitors").

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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