The Space Thing

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The Space Thing
Start date: June 4, 1961
End date: September 24, 1961
# of strips: 17 (17 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Summit Conference"
Followed by: "The Diversion"

"The Space Thing" is the 87th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • An astronomer, on Earth.


  • New York City
  • Magna
  • Crispus Tau, a star 12 light years from Earth.


  • A galactic watch operated by mind waves, think of any planet and it will show the correct time. If Mandrake press the alarm, a signal reaches Magnon.
  • The Galactic Medal of Honor.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is taken from the strip of June 4, 1961 (Beginning: "The Space Thing").
  • The strip of August 8 is the first strip with the new Sunday strip layout, which made it possible to print Mandrake Sunday strips also as a third page.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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