The Jungle Witch

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The Jungle Witch
Start date: December 29, 1952
End date: April 18, 1953
# of strips: 96 (16 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Impostor"
Followed by: "The Vanishing Rocket"

"The Jungle Witch" is the 71th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake decides to find out if there is something in the rumors about the mystrious Jungle Witch, ruler of the living dead.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Witch Doctor
  • Betta, the Jungle Witch.
  • An old trader.
  • Jorge, a servant.
  • Aga, a servant.
  • Doc, a famous chemist.


  • Africa
    • Village, home of Lothar
    • A trading post
    • Land of the living dead

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is given in the strip of December 29, 1952 (Beginning: The Jungle Witch).


  • Tigers live in the jungles of Lothar's homeland.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Trollkvinnan från djungeln", Mandrake (1955)