The Flame Pearls Pt.6: The Witch of Tago

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The Flame Pearls Pt.6:
The Witch of Tago
Start date: April 27th, 1941
End date: June 22nd, 1941
# of strips: 9 (9 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Flame Pearls Pt.5:
The Ghost Ship
Followed by: "The Flame Pearls Pt.7:
Land of the Giants

"The Flame Pearls Pt.6: The Witch of Tago" is the 19th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake is on a scientific expedition to the South Pacific, looking for flame colored pearls. Now they have reached the remote isle Tago, inhabitated by fierce tribes and a mysterious woman known as The Witch of Tago.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • The Witch of Tago.
  • Daughter of The Witch of Tago.
  • Granddaughter of The Witch of Tago.


  • South Pacific.
  • Tago, a remote isle.


  • S.S.Argos, Colonel Barton's yacht.

Behind the scenes

  • The main title for this story is taken from the strip of April 14th, 1940 (Next Week: "The Flame Pearls"), while the sub title is lifted from the plot.
  • The "Flame Pearls" story is a retelling of an ancient Greek myth; "Jason and the Golden Fleece".

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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