Tub's Gang

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Tub's Gang
Start date: October 22, 1956
End date: December 22, 1956
# of strips: 54 (9 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Little Fog"
Followed by: "The Chess Kings"

"Tub's Gang" is the 89th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Among the audience under Mandrake's performance at a charity show is Tub, a clever hoodlum behind half the lawlessness in the town. Fascinated he thinks that Mandrake's magic is real and hired him for the next big job.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Tub, an underworld boss.
  • Mike, member of Tub's gang.
  • Gip, member of Tub's gang.


  • New York
    • The State Bank

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is lifted from the plot.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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