The Horse Thief

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The Horse Thief
Start date: September 6, 1959
End date: November 15, 1959
# of strips: 11 (11 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Old West Revisited"
Followed by: "The Abominable Snowman"

"The Horse Thief" is the 80th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

In the city there are a series of robberies. By a masked, armed and talking horse.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr Jones, the president of the First Bank.
  • Perkins, a driver.
  • Jack, a young man.


  • New York City
    • Lovers Lane.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is taken from the strip of August 30 and September 6, 1959 (Next Week: "The Horse Thief" & Beginning: The Horse Thief).

Signifiant cover


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Мандрак и четвороноги крадљивац" (romanized as "Mandrak i četvoronogi kradljivac"), Politikin Zabavnik #991 (1970)