Visitors from Space

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Visitors from Space
Start date: December 5th, 1938
End date: February 4th, 1939
# of strips: 54 (9 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Mandrake in Love"
Followed by: "The Deep South"

"Visitors from Space" is the 16th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Visiting Mr. Rocks a huge metal globe was found on a hill of the palatial estate. From the globe comes a tall man in an unfamiliar barbaric dress followed by a beautiful woman with long, flowing, golden hair, wearing a glittering costume. And the mysterious couple say they come from Mars...


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. Rocks, a billionaire.
  • Janice Rocks, daughter of Mr. Rocks.
  • Prof. Hubert, of the local college.
  • M 601, a man from Mars.
  • F 390, a woman from Mars.
  • Betsy, a horse.
  • Kid Glove Kid, a master mind of crime (aka M 601).
  • Doris, Kid Glove Kid's girlfriend (aka F 390).
  • Steve Wilson, editor of Evening Gazette (?)
  • Jones, alias of Kid Glove Kid.
  • Joe, a journalist.
  • Duke, a journalist.


  • New York
  • Pine Forks
    • The big swamp

Behind the scenes


  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of December 3, 1938 (Starting Next Week = Visitors from Space)

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "La sfera marziana", Mandrake #28 (Comics Stars in the World 1977 or 1978) note: Italian text.

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  • "Ljudi s Marsa", Jutarnji list May 17, 1939 – July 18, 1939
  • "Мандрак и људи са Марса", (romanized as "Mandrak i ljudi sa Marsa"), Mika Miš #288#305 (1939)