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 wake up and had a look at her mirror, she find that her mirror image behaved strange. Suddenly her mirror image, Adran, came through the mirror and kidnapped her to a strange mirror world.

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

At the end our friends manage to defeat Ekardnam and Rahtol. But Ekardnam did hypnotize away Mandrake and Lothar's memory for their travel in the strange world. While Narda was left alone, wondering about 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!).


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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