The Watcher

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The Watcher
Start date: March 22, 1959
End date: July 5, 1959
# of strips: 16 (16 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Invisible Thief"
Followed by: "The Old West Revisited"

"The Watcher" is the 78th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Thousands of centuries ago beings from outer space visited the primitive Earth, leaving behind a watcher. Now Tate invites Mandrake to his pet mountain for skiing. Tate telling about a big mystery, the mountain shakes every time a big rocket or a big bomb is set off.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Tate, a geologist.
  • The watcher, an alian robot.


  • New York City
  • A mountain


  • The amazing photo of Nardraka, keeps changing as she grows older.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is taken from the strip of March 15 and 22, 1959 (Next Week: The Watcher & Beginning: The Watcher).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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