The Venus Flytrap

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The Venus Flytrap
Start date: January 21st, 1951
End date: March 11th, 1951
# of strips: 8 (8 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Curse of the Kavrun Emerald"
Followed by: "Mystery of the Vanishing Homes"

"The Venus Flytrap" is the 48th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

As our friends return from the Atlas Mountains they see a lovely palace that glitters like a gem. Inside they discovers that in the entire garden there is only one kind of flowers, a venus flytrap.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • An old man, the last of a line of famous bandits.


  • North Africa (?)

Behind the scenes

  • At the index the title for this story is "The Venus Flytrap", which is lifted from the plot.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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