The Flame Pearls Pt.8: The Hungry Isles

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The Flame Pearls Pt.8:
The Hungry Isles
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Start date: November 9th, 1941
End date: April 12th, 1942
# of strips: 23 (23 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Flame Pearls Pt.7:
Land of the Giants
Followed by: "Pacifica"

"The Flame Pearls Pt.8: The Hungry Isles" is the 21st 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 a string of small islands, known as The Hungry Isles. Then they are attacked and captured by pirates. Finaly, passing through a great cirkle of fire that burns on the water and reach a small floating island, the Flame Pearl Island.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Captain Beeker, on Argos.
  • The pirate leader.
  • Davey Jones, mentioned only in an incantation.


  • South Pacific.
  • The Hungry Isles.
  • The Burning Water.
    • Flame Pearl Island, a small floating 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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