The Mirror People

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The Mirror People
Start date: October 9th, 1944
End date: December 16th, 1944
# of strips: 60 (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Doctor Congo"
Followed by: "The Ice Lady"

"The Mirror People" is the 33rd Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

One night Narda wakes up and has a look at her mirror, she finds that her mirror image is behaving strangely. Suddenly her mirror image, Adran, comes through the mirror and kidnaps her to a strange mirror world.

Trying to rescue her Mandrake and Lothar find their own mirror images very much alive, evil and powerful.

At the end our friends manage to defeat Ekardnam and Rahtol. But Ekardnam wipes away Mandrake and Lothar's memory about their travel in the strange world. While Narda is left alone, wondering if their adventure was just a dream.


Recurring characters

  • Mandrake
  • Lothar
  • Narda
  • Ekardnam, in the Mirror World an evil opposites of Mandrake.
  • Rahtol, in the Mirror World an evil opposites of Lothar.
  • Adran, in the Mirror World an evil opposites of Narda.

One-time characters


Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of October 7, 1944 (Beginning Next Week = The Mirror People!).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Il popolo degli specchi", Mandrake #15 (Comics Stars in the World 1976) note: Italian text.

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  • "Aynanın Oyunu", 1001 Özel #100 (1954) Note: starts with the strip of November 1, 1944. A new ending is made from the strip of November 23, 1944.

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