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|Title= The Great Grando
 
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|Start= June 23rd, 1941
 
|Start= June 23rd, 1941
 
|End= November 8th, 1941
 
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== Plot Summary ==
 
== Plot Summary ==
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For a short time Grando was Mandrake's assistant. Grando was a brilliant man with a natural flair for magic. But he was unwilling to put in the hard work necessary for the art. Mandrake teach Grando what he knew about hypnotism, ventriloquism and sleight-of-hands. Grando progressed well for a time. Then he became lazy, missed rehearsals, came late for performances. Mandrake had to get rid of him, and Grando left with some knowledge of the magician's art.
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Now Grando turn up in New York, using his knowledge for crimes.
  
 
===Appearances===
 
===Appearances===
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*[[Narda]]
 
*[[Narda]]
 
*[[Lothar]]
 
*[[Lothar]]
*[[Chief Bradley]]
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*[[Chief Bradley|The Police Chief]]
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*The Great [[Grando]]
  
 
'''One-time characters'''
 
'''One-time characters'''
*[[Grando]]
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*Danny, a boy.
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*Mr. Smith, a bank teller and Danny's father.
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*Daily Magazine, a newspaper.
  
 
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'''Locations'''
 
'''Locations'''
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*New York
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**Childrens Home, an orphanage.
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==Behind the scenes==
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*The title for the story is taken from the strip of June 23, 1941 (Beginning today - The Great Grando).
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*Narda having birthday August the 8th ?
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== Reprints ==
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This story has been published in the following publications:
  
==Related stories==
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=== [[Image:mini_argentina.gif]] Argentina ===
===Follows===
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*"El ladron invisible", [[Pequeños Grandes Libros 1153|''Pequeños Grandes Libros'' #1153]] (1946) <small>text version</small>
  
===Referenced in===
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=== [[Image:mini_australia.gif]] Australia ===
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*''"no title"'', [[Mandrake The Magician (Consolidated Press 1944)|''Mandrake The Magician'']] (1944)
  
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=== [[Image:mini_brazil.gif]] Brazil ===
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*"O Grande Mágico", [[Almanaque do Mandrake 1966|''Almanaque do Mandrake'']] (1966)
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*"O Grande Grando", [[Mandrake, o Mágico 7|''Mandrake, o Mágico'' #7]] (1971)
  
== Reprints ==
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=== [[Image:mini_france.gif]] France ===
This story has been published in the following publications:
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*"L'homme qui n'existait pas", [[Spécial Mandrake (Mondes Mystérieux) 2|''Spécial Mandrake'' #2]] (1963)
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*"L'homme qui n'existait pas", [[Mandrake (Mondes Mystérieux) 285|''Mandrake'' #285]] & [[Mandrake (Mondes Mystérieux) 286|''Mandrake'' #286]] (1970)
  
=== [[Image:mini_germany.gif]] West Germany ===
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=== [[Image:mini_germany.gif]] Germany ===
 
*"Der große Grando", [[Prinz Eisenherz 1/1955|''Prinz Eisenherz'' #1]] (1955)
 
*"Der große Grando", [[Prinz Eisenherz 1/1955|''Prinz Eisenherz'' #1]] (1955)
 
*"Der große Grando", [[Comic Taschen Buch 2|''Comic Taschen Buch'' #2]] (1976)
 
*"Der große Grando", [[Comic Taschen Buch 2|''Comic Taschen Buch'' #2]] (1976)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_italy.gif]] Italy ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_italy.gif]] Italy ===
*"Mandrake contro Magnus" (part 1), [[Albi delle grandi avventure - Mandrake 10|''Albi delle grandi avventure - Mandrake'' #10]]
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*"Il grande Magnus", [[L'Avventura|''L'Avventura'']] (1945-1946)
**"La vittoria di Magnus" (part 2), [[Albi delle grandi avventure - Mandrake 11|''Albi delle grandi avventure - Mandrake'' #11]]
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*"Mandrake contro Magnus" & "La vittoria di Magnus" & "L'ultima avventura di Magnus", [[Albi delle grandi avventure - Mandrake 10|''Albi delle grandi avventure - Mandrake'' #10]], [[Albi delle grandi avventure - Mandrake 11| #11]] and [[Albo avventure 17 - Mandrake 12| #12]] (1948)
**"L'ultima avventura di Magnus" (part 3), [[Albo avventure 17 - Mandrake 12|''Mandrake'' #12]]
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*"L'uomo che non esisteva", [[Super Albo 38 - Mandrake (Fratelli Spada)|''Super Albo'' #38]] (1963)
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*"Il superbo Grando" & "Lotta senza tregua", [[Mandrake 18 (Comics Stars in the World)|''Mandrake'' #18]] & [[Mandrake 19 (Comics Stars in the World)| #19]] (Comics Stars in the World 1977)
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*"Il superbo Grando", [[New Comics Now 150|''Mandrake - New Comics Now'' #150]] (1985)
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*"Il superbo Grando", [[Mandrake 20 (Comic Art)]] (1993)
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=== [[Image:mini_french_polynesia.png|border]] French Polynesia===
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*"Il superbo Grando" & "Lotta senza tregua", [[Mandrake 18 (Comics Stars in the World)|''Mandrake'' #18]] & [[Mandrake 19 (Comics Stars in the World)| #19]] (Comics Stars in the World 1977) <small>note: Italian text.</small>
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=== [[Image:Mini_nz.png]] New Zealand ===
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*"The Great Grando", [[Mandrake the Magician 82 (Feature Productions) |''Mandrake the Magician #82'']], [[Mandrake the Magician 83 (Feature Productions) |''Mandrake the Magician #83'']], [[Mandrake the Magician 84 (Feature Productions) |''Mandrake the Magician #84'']] and [[Mandrake the Magician 85 (Feature Productions) |''Mandrake the Magician #85'']] (1954)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_norway.gif]] Norway ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_norway.gif]] Norway ===
 
*"Penger som forsvinner", [[Spøk og Spenning|''Spøk og Spenning'' #2/1945 - #4/1945]]
 
*"Penger som forsvinner", [[Spøk og Spenning|''Spøk og Spenning'' #2/1945 - #4/1945]]
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=== [[Image:mini_spainunderfranco.gif]] [[Image:mini_spain.gif]] Spain ===
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*"El hombre que no existia", [[Grandes Clásicos de los Comics del Pasado 39 - Mandrake 13|''Grandes Clásicos de los Comics del Pasado'' #39 - ''Mandrake'' #13]] (1992)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_usa.gif]] USA ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_usa.gif]] USA ===
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*"The Great Grando", [[Three Thrillings for Mandrake (Pacific Comics Club)|''Three Thrillings for Mandrake'']] (1976)
 
*"The Great Grando", [[The Official Mandrake King Size|''The Official Mandrake King Size'' #1]] &ndash; [[The Official Mandrake 14|''The Official Mandrake'' #14]] &ndash; [[The Official Mandrake 15|''The Official Mandrake'' #15]] (1989)
 
*"The Great Grando", [[The Official Mandrake King Size|''The Official Mandrake King Size'' #1]] &ndash; [[The Official Mandrake 14|''The Official Mandrake'' #14]] &ndash; [[The Official Mandrake 15|''The Official Mandrake'' #15]] (1989)
  
 
[[Category:Daily stories|Great Grando, The]]
 
[[Category:Daily stories|Great Grando, The]]

Revision as of 11:49, 5 August 2019

The Great Grando
Md-1941-06-23.png
Start date: June 23rd, 1941
End date: November 8th, 1941
# of strips: 120 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Mystery of the Striped Orchid"
Followed by: "Lothar the Champ"

"The Great Grando" is the 25th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

For a short time Grando was Mandrake's assistant. Grando was a brilliant man with a natural flair for magic. But he was unwilling to put in the hard work necessary for the art. Mandrake teach Grando what he knew about hypnotism, ventriloquism and sleight-of-hands. Grando progressed well for a time. Then he became lazy, missed rehearsals, came late for performances. Mandrake had to get rid of him, and Grando left with some knowledge of the magician's art.

Now Grando turn up in New York, using his knowledge for crimes.

Appearances

Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Danny, a boy.
  • Mr. Smith, a bank teller and Danny's father.
  • Daily Magazine, a newspaper.

Locations

  • New York
    • Childrens Home, an orphanage.


Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of June 23, 1941 (Beginning today - The Great Grando).
  • Narda having birthday August the 8th ?

Reprints

This story has been published in the following publications:

Mini argentina.gif Argentina

Mini australia.gif Australia

Mini brazil.gif Brazil

Mini france.gif France

Mini germany.gif Germany

Mini italy.gif Italy

Mini french polynesia.png French Polynesia

  • "Il superbo Grando" & "Lotta senza tregua", Mandrake #18 & #19 (Comics Stars in the World 1977) note: Italian text.

Mini nz.png New Zealand

Mini norway.gif Norway

Mini spainunderfranco.gif Mini spain.gif Spain

Mini usa.gif USA