The New-Type Radio

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The New-Type Radio
Start date: December 23, 1957
End date: March 1, 1958
# of strips: 60 (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Jami"
Followed by: "Employment Agency"

"The New-Type Radio" is the 95th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

In the city there is a mysterious crime epidemic; a paymaster tossing a $50.000 payroll out the window, a jeveler gives a diamond necklace to a stranger, a bank president gives away $75.000 to a stranger. Mandrake suspect that the criminals may be subject to hypnosis and post-hypnotic suggestion...


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Charlie, a paymaster.
  • Mr. Smith, a jeweler.
  • Mr. Cox, a bank president.
  • Joe, door man at the bank.
  • Sally, secretary at the bank.
  • Mr. Franz, a world-famous diamond cutter.
  • Boss, a criminal hypnotist.


  • New York
    • Ten Maple Street.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of December 23, 1957 (Beginning: The New-Type Radio).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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