The Flame Pearls Pt.7: Land of the Giants

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The Flame Pearls Pt.7:
Land of the Giants
Start date: June 29th, 1941
End date: November 2nd, 1941
# of strips: 19 (19 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Flame Pearls Pt.6:
The Witch of Tago
Followed by: "The Flame Pearls Pt.8:
The Hungry Isles

"The Flame Pearls Pt.7: Land of the Giants" is the 20th 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 of the Colossi, giants who are eighty feet high. The great people are the last few survivors who in the dim past had roamed and ruled the Earth.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • The Witch of Tago.
  • A colossus.
  • The colossus wife.
  • The colossus daughter.


  • South Pacific.
  • Land of Giants, a remote isle.
  • Atlantis, mentioned only.


  • 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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