The Hawk (Mandrake Meets Narda)

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The Hawk (Mandrake Meets Narda)
Start date: November 26, 1934
End date: February 23, 1935
# of strips: 78 (13 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Cobra"
Followed by: "The Monster of Tanov Pass"

"The Hawk (Mandrake Meets Narda)" is the 2nd Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

After Mandrake's fight with the Cobra he and Lothar went to Alexandria, and almost at once they were attacked by two ugly egyptians, servants for Princess Narda. Narda explained that she had sent her servants to scare the evil Hawk away, but mistake Mandrake for the Hawk. Mandrake tried to help the princess but she once more try to kill him !

Hawk was the owner of a casino in Paris, and in this casino Narda's older brother, Prince Segrid, did have a quarrel over a debt he owed Count Alban. They both had been drinking and the next day some find Count Alban dead. Mr Hawk smuggled Narda and Segrid over the border and into Alexandria forcing them to give him lage sums of money, and now the crown jevels. Mandrake found that it was the Hawk who was the killer and that he had made a trap for the prince and princess, going for their money.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Hawk, a casino owner from Paris.
  • Tula, servant of Hawk.
  • Jacques, a waiter.
  • Duke (Count) Alban.
  • Costi, chief of the police.


  • Alexandria

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is lifted from the plot.

Special strip

  • In this story one find a special made "Merry Christmas" strip for December the 25th of 1934.


In first part of this story Phil Davis has swiped Narda from Alex Raymond's "Flash Gordon".

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Il mistero della casa da giuoco", Mandrake #3 (Comics Stars in the World 1976) note: Italian text.

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