Mandrake the Magician: The Dailies Volume 1 - The Cobra

Mandrake the Magician: The Dailies Volume 1 - The Cobra

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Mandrake the Magician: The Dailies Volume 1 - The Cobra by Lee Falk, Phil Davies

The collected daily adventure comic strips of arguably the world's FIRST comic-strip, costumed, crime-fighter - Mandrake the Magician!

A heady mix of action, adventure, high jinx and drama!

These are the daily newspaper comic strips that first heralded the era of the costumed crime fighter.

Join Mandrake The Magician and his ever-faithful companion and trusty side-kick, Lothar as they set on in search of high adventure in strange lands, strange dimensions and even stranger planets with nothing more than a top hat, a wand and the immense strength of Lothar, African Prince to save the day!

Starting from the very beginning in 1934, these are the original adventures of the famed magician and amateur detective, Mandrake the Magician. Join him as he uses his incredible hypnotic abilities and mysterious magical skills to combat criminal geniuses gangsters, mad scientists, evil despots and even men from the Moon! This collection introduces Mandrake's nemesis, The Cobra a master of disguise and an evil genius to boot! This book marks the beginning of a criminal campaign that would last the entire life of the Mandrake saga.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782766902
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 12/20/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,270,326
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Born Leon Harrison Gross (April 28, 1911 - March 13, 1999), was an American writer, theater director and producer, best known as the creator of the popular comic strips The Phantom (1936-present) and Mandrake the Magician (1934-2013). At the height of their popularity, these strips attracted over 100 million readers every day. Falk also wrote short stories, and he contributed to a series of pulp novels about The Phantom.

Phil Davis (March 4, 1906-16 December 1964) an American artist who illustrated Mandrake the Magician from 1936 until his death in 1964. His wife Martha Davis would often help out on the strip and became the strip's co-artist, she, he claimed, drew Mandrake's female interest and took over after Phil's death in 1964.

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