The Old Ones

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The Old Ones
Start date: April 2nd, 1945
End date: June 30th, 1945
# of strips: 78 (13 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Ice Lady"
Followed by: "The Mysterious Prince"

"The Old Ones" is the 35th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mr. Digge invites our friend to see his marvel of engineering, the construction tunnel under the river. And help him to solve an odd mystery with workers that have been disappering from the tunnel.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. Digge, chief engineer of the Mid-Town traffic tunnel
  • A sabre-tooth tiger
  • A tyrannosaurus rex
  • Pterodactyls
  • A cave bear
  • Cavemen
  • Senator Hook, kidnapped by the cavemen in 1909
  • A giantic brontosaurus
  • A giant mastodon


  • New York
    • Mid-Town Traffic Tunnel
      • A giant cavern of natural crystal

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strips of April 2, 1945 (Beginning: The Old Ones).
  • Mandrake use the interjection of surprise: Great Scott!

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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