The Radio Telescope

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Radio Telescope
Start date: July 31st, 1960
End date: August 7th, 1960
# of strips: 2 (2 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Demon Photographer"
Followed by: "The Water Pirates"

"Radio Telescope" is the 83rd Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and Narda visiting an observatory to have a look at the great radio-telescope. While talking with the director a coded signal coming in from Siridanis.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • An astronomer.


  • New York City
  • Siridanis, a star about eight light years away.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is taken from the strip of July 24, 1960 (Next Week: Radio Telescope). A better title would be The Message from Outer Space, the intro in the strip of July 31, 1960.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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