The Jungle Fullback

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The Jungle Fullback
Start date: December 23rd, 1951
End date: February 17th, 1952
# of strips: 9 (9 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Caribbean Mystery"
Followed by: "Taboo Land"

"The Jungle Fullback" is the 52nd Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

The star fullback of "The Tigers" have sprained his ankle, and the big game is a week off. Lothar passing by and toss a ball back over the fence and "The Tiger's" got themself a new sensational barefooted giant fullback; "The Jungle Fullback". But some gamblers trying to disturb the game.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • "The Tigers", a big league pro football team.
  • "The Warriors", a big league pro football team.
  • Pete, a gunman.


  • The Caribbean

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is from the strip of December 21, 1951 (Next Week: The Jungle Fullback) and December 23, 1951 (Beginning: Jungle Fullback).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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