The Team

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The Team
Start date: January 4, 1965
End date: May 1, 1965
# of strips: 102 (17 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Return of the Mirror People"
Followed by: "The Odd Fellow"

"The Team" is the 127th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and first part was drawn by Phil Davis. From February Martha Davis took over the art.

Plot Summary

Fifty miles at sea where the state police or the federal have no power there is a mysterious ship, the hq of "The Team". A criminal empire with units in every major city, organized like an army or a team. They even use a computer to plan their operations.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • "Ape", a small-time hoodlum and member of "The Team".
  • "Muscles", a small-time hoodlum and member of "The Team".
  • "Eagle", member of "The Team"..
  • "The Captain", chief of "The Team".
  • Kelly, works at the police station - mentioned only.
  • Dr. X, "The Team" psychologist.
  • P.J. Broque, a banker and the mysterious "Captain" chief of "The Team".
  • Bud, member of "The Team".


  • New York
  • Pet's Place, a bar.
  • Balston Beach.
  • Wharf 87, in New York.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story taken from the strip of January 4, 1965 (Beginning: "The Team").
  • Balston Beach, refering to Lee Falk's summer house near Truro at Cape Cod.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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