Trial of Strenght

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"Trial of Strenght"

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Start date: August 20th, 1939
End date: August 20th, 1939
# of strips: 1 (1 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Evil Man"
Followed by: "The Cure"

"Trial of Strenght" is the 7th Mandrake filler page, the 2nd in between the 11th and 12th Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

During a visit to a fairground ride, Lothar tries several devices: punching a bag, punching machine, test of grip, lungs test, ring the bells..., all intended to measure the strength of the players. However, Lothar is so strong that it surpasses all records and all devices are ultimately broken. The owner of the strength stand is totally amazed by the result...


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • owner of the fairground stand


  • US

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the plot.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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