The Ghost Bear of Glass Mountain

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The Ghost Bear of Glass Mountain
Start date: September 17th, 1939
End date: December 24th, 1939
# of strips: 90 (15 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Dishonest Merchant"
Followed by: "Mandrake and Doubting Thomas"

"The Ghost Bear of Glass Mountain" is the 12th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake has arrived the icy legendary Glass Mountain, which is said to be guarded by the Ghost Bear of Glass Mountain. At the mountain resort he meets a lovely young climber, Marsha Dale, who intends to climb the north face of Glass Mountain. Mandrake follow the climb through a telescop when something terrifying approaching Marsha and her guide..


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Marsha Dale, a lovely young climber.
  • The hotel manager.
  • A guide.
  • Mr Gratz, proprietor of Glass Inn.
  • Bruk. Mr Gratz's helper.
  • Ruffo, the dreaded Ghost Bear.


  • Europe ?
    • Glass Mountain
      • A mountain resort
      • Glass Inn

Behind the scenes

  • At the index the title for this story is "The Ghost Bear of Glass Mountain", which is lifted from the plot.

Signifiant cover


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • ഭൂതത്താന്‍ കരടിയും" (romanized as "Bhoothathan Karadiyum"), Mandrake (#2) (2019)

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  • "Ol Oso Fantasma de la Montaña de Cristal", Mandrake #5 (1999)

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