The Royal Suitor

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The Royal Suitor
Start date: February 8, 1954
End date: May 29, 1954
# of strips: 96 (16 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Haunted Slope"
Followed by: "The Deep Sea Mystery"

"The Royal Suitor" is the 76th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Penniless in the small poor kingdom Bartavia sits King Bartun, the playboy king, thinking about how he can acquire some cash. Then he remembers Princess Narda, from the tiny neighboring kingdom of Cockaigne. If he could marry her, his money problems would be over..


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • King Bartun, the Playboy King


  • New York
  • Bartavia, the neighboring to Cockaigne.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of February 8, 1954 (Beginning: The Royal Suitor).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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