The Mystery of Uncle Ed

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The Mystery of Uncle Ed
Start date: August 21, 1950
End date: October 14, 1950
# of strips: 48 (8 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Dark One"
Followed by: "The Haunted Farm"

"The Mystery of Uncle Ed" is the 58th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

A scientist claims to have discovered an anti-gravity paint and gangsters chasing him to demand the formula as compensation for his gambling debt.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Ed, a scientist.
  • Janie, Ed's niece.
  • Charlie, a casino owner.
  • Joe, one of Charlie's men.


  • New York
    • Peacock Club

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is given in the strip of August 21, 1950 (Beginning: The Mystery of Uncle Ed).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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