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Start date: July 18th, 1955
End date: September 3rd, 1955
# of strips: 42 (7 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Return of the Clay Camel"
Followed by: "The Experiment"

"U-Hunt" is the 83th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.
Note: At the deepwoods.org index the title for this story is "The Mysterious Mesa".

Plot Summary

On her birthday Narda boarding a ship to visit Cockaigne. Without Narda Mandrake feels lonely and borded, so he found that he needed a vacation. When he find that Lothar reading a magazine "The Uranium Hunters", he decides to go uranium hunting.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Gus, a cowboy.
  • Bogg, a cowboy.
  • Boss, an enemy agent.


  • New York
  • A mystery mesa.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of July 16, 1955 (Next Week: "U-Hunt").

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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