The Little Fog

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The Little Fog
Start date: July 2, 1956
End date: October 20, 1956
# of strips: 96 (16 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Decoy"
Followed by: "Tub's Gang"

"The Little Fog" is the 88th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

At Brown's farm a mysterious little fog popping up. If something or someone enters the fog, the fog vanished and what's inside disappears. Mandrake and Lothar go to the farm to investigate the mystery. Entering the little fog our friends find themselves in a mysterious and strange world.

The strange world, with no trees or bushes and cities like giant bubbles that float in the air, was Earth fifty thousand years in the future. Thousands of years ago the people have perfected time travel and invented the time-gate, the Little Fog. They began a project to record in picture and sound the history of the Earth, but it was too dangerous. A time travveler went into the middle age and there was a plague. He returned from the past sick and the sickness spread. The people decided to destroy the time machines and outlawed time travels.

JonnyXI97C discovered some ancient plans to make a time machine. And now he had found himself a new toy....


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Brown, a farmer
  • Maggy, Mr. Brown's lead cow.
  • Marge, a girl
  • JonnyXI97C, a boy from the future.


  • New York
  • Duncan Falls, 1956 and 50 000 years into the future.
    • Brown's farm, route forty near Duncan Falls

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of July 2, 1956 (Beginning: The Little Fog).
  • Duncan Falls refering to where Lee Falk's wife grew up.


This story has been published in the following publications:

Signifiant covers

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