The Visitors

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The Visitors
Start date: January 25, 1953
End date: June 7, 1953
# of strips: 20 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Hide-out"
Followed by: "The Water Champ"

"The Visitors" is the 56th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

At a hospital a pilote have been flown back from Africa, after a bad crash over there. He told a strange story; He was making a routine jungle flight when he lost his way. In a misty valley he saw to giantic heads, sticking out of the mist. Then he blacked out and crashed.

Our friends heading Africa to look for giantic statues and discovered colossal visitors from the space.

The visitors came from a star system far from Earth. Their distant sun that warm up their planet was dying and they was looking for a planet with heavy metals. They planned bring with them the planet Earth and dropp it into their sun, as fuel.


Recurring characters

One-time characters


  • The Caribbean
  • Africa

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is from the strip of January 23, 1953 (Next Week = "The Visitors") and January 25, 1953 (Beginning: The Visitors).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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