The Singing Devils

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The Singing Devils
Start date: March 10th, 1946
End date: June 30th, 1946
# of strips: 17 (17 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Twins of Karana"
Followed by: "Roc Island"

"The Singing Devils" is the 33rd Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

S.S.Argus have reached Sandan, capital of a great desert kingdom in North Africa. The Argus moves slowely up the broad river and reached the village of the Riombi federation, wich Lothars's father ruled as a great chieftan. But the Riombi village is plagued by the terrible singing devils.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Blaine
  • Prince Adem, son of the Sheikh of Sadan. And ruler of the singing devils.
  • The Sheikh of Sandan.
  • The Singing Devils, a cult of warriors.
  • The Idol of the singing devils, a hollow glass statue.
  • Argus sailor #1.
  • Argus sailor #2.


  • North Africa
    • Sandan, a desert kingdom.
      • Sandan, capital of Sandan.
    • Riombi federation
    • The vally of the singing devils.


  • S.S.Argus, Blaine's yacht.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of March 3, 1946 (Next Week = "Singing Devils").
  • Lothar is Prince of the Riombi federation.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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