The Impostor

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The Impostor
Start date: October 6, 1952
End date: December 27, 1952
# of strips: 72 (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Out of Nowhere"
Followed by: "The Jungle Witch"

"The Impostor" is the 70th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

In every village trader Sam sees a statue of King Lothar. He found that the King lives in America and have been away for many years. Slowly a plan to gain power and wealth begin to take shape. power and money


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Trader Sam, a trader.
  • Kid Socky, an escaped prisoner


  • New York
  • Africa
    • Federated Tribes
    • Nargda, a town in central Africa

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is given in the strip of October 4, 1952 (Next Week - The Impostor).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Pseudo Lothar Kontra King Lothar", Mandrake (1953 ?)

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