The Mysterious Birds

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The Mysterious Birds
Start date: February 11th, 1979
End date: June 17th, 1979
# of strips: 19 (19 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Mandrake and Ali-Petro"
Followed by: "The Sky Pirates"

"The Mysterious Birds" is the 139th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

A pilote, forced of course by a storm, takes aerial photos of an unknown vally. He submits them to the famed explrore and anthropologist Lenore, Mandrake's sister. Excited about the opportunity to explore the ruins of an unknown civilization Lenore heading the jungle. A few days after her injured pilot talking about crazy birds and says Lenore have disappered..


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • A pilot.
  • A native fisherman.


  • New York City
  • The jungle


  • Little Poeple

Behind the scenes

  • At the index the title for this story is "The Mysterious Birds", which is lifted from the plot.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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