The New Neighbors

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The New Neighbors
Start date: January 23, 1956
End date: April 21, 1956
# of strips: 78 (13 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Michael"
Followed by: "The Decoy"

"The New Neighbors" is the 86th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

The house next door has been vacant for two years. Then suddenly Mr. Crab found he had gotten new neighbors. But there is somthing eerie about the family.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. Crab, a neighbor.
  • Tige, Mr. Crab's dog.
  • Jax Jones, the new neighbor.
  • Mrs. Jones, wife of Mr. Jones.
  • Sunny Jones, son of Mr. Jones.
  • Miss Jones, daughter og Mr. Jones.
  • Mac, a police man at S.S. Dept.


  • New York
  • The planet Mars.
    • Xanbzu province, sector seventeen

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of January 23, 1956 (Beginning: The New Neighbors).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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