Mandrake

Mandrake the Magician is a syndicated newspaper comic strip, created by Lee Falk (before he created The Phantom). Mandrake began publication on June 11, 1934. Phil Davis soon took over as the strip’s illustrator, while Falk continued to script. The strip is distributed by King Features Syndicate.

Mandrake, along with the Phantom Magician in Mel Graff’s The Adventures of Patsy, are regarded by comics historians as the first superheroes of comics. Comics historian Don Markstein writes, “Some people say Mandrake the Magician, who started in 1934, was comics’ first superhero.”

Mandrake is a magician whose work is based on an unusually fast hypnotic technique. As noted in captions, when Mandrake “gestures hypnotically”, his subjects see illusions, and Mandrake has used this technique against a variety of villains including gangsters, mad scientists, extraterrestrials, and characters from other dimensions. At various times in the comic strip, Mandrake has also demonstrated other powers, including turning invisible, shapeshifting, levitation, and teleportation. His hat, cloak and wand, passed down from his father Theron, possess great magical properties which in time Mandrake learns how to use. Although Mandrake publicly works as a stage magician, he spends much of his time fighting criminals and combatting supernatural entities. Mandrake lives in Xanadu, a high-tech mansion atop a mountain in New York State. Xanadu’s features include closed circuit TV; a sectional road which divides in half; and vertical iron gates.

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34 thoughts on “Mandrake

  1. मेंड्रेक और इसका साथी लोथार मुझे बहुत अच्छे लगे बचपन की याद ताज़ा हो गई. अब भी पड़ने को लालायित रहता हूँ

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      • Hi Boutje777,

        Could you please share the new link here – for this lot – 630,632,633,640,641,646,647,648,654,659,664

        No. 11 going by the sequence – still CANNOT download.

        Seriously, God bless you a million times over for sharing your enviable collection of comics;

        especially Mandrake & Phantom – my eternal favourites.

        Lost them to spring -cleaning over time, took me & my sister a lot to forget & forgive Mom for that !! 🙂

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      • I had no problems downloading it, sometimes you have to try later, or even the other day, and it’s working again.

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  2. Phantom and Mandrake are my childhood memories. I wanted to have a collection of all the Indrajal Comics. Thanks buddy for bringing those memories back. God bless you!

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  3. Dear boutje777, your efforts for making this available is very much appreciated. I am reading these in the year 2020 and it brings back all those fantastic childhood memories. I cannot thank you enough. You not only made me happy but created a fantastic good will for people of The Netherlands.

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  4. Dear boutje777, Thank you for your efforts and passion for the Indrajal Comics.
    I am 65. I had CBR version of the comics. The PDF version makes it easy to red and store.
    God Bless You.

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  5. A doubt. Once you download it, it cannot be read as ONE PDF file. Every page is a separate file, doesn’t this make it hard to read?

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  6. no words are enough in your praise for the great work you have done. Mandrake was my favourite character. Thanks to you I have been able to relive my childhood and also now have been able to read those stories which I had missed in my childhood.
    keep it up.

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  7. Hi Boutje777,

    Could you please share the new link here – for this lot – 537,550,556,565,571,577,580,585,587,589

    No. 9 going by the sequence – still CANNOT download.

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  8. Dear boutje777, could you please tell me in which story does mandrake defeat his arch rival Cobra face to face and also Octon – the head of 8.

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    • I am afraid not, i don’t know all stories. Perhaps ask at the frontpage, that is where more people read and perhaps someone can help you out.

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  9. Great job u r a life saver in these difficult times of lock down
    Do you have comics of Dennis the Menace
    And is it possible for you to upload the missing numbers in the harvey comic colletions, it would be a huge favour to me

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  10. I was looking out for the Mandrake comics collection and here it is..thanks a lot..you brought the memories back. Do you have any other uploads or know any site where we can get comics related to old DC comics?

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    • You are welcome, i suggest you visit my other comicblogs there are DC Comics spread all around them, depending on the theme.

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  11. Thank you so so much from my heart for the comics. I have been a big fan of Phantom and Mandrake all my life. Ever since I stumbled upon this blog a few days ago, I am literally devouring them. These boring and stressful lockdown days have suddenly become colorful with these comics. I am 43 and reading these comics brings back the sweet childhood memories. To me these are rare gems.
    I have a paid membership of comicskingdom, but I find the stories there not as exciting as the Indrajal ones.
    Thank you once again. May God’s blessings shower upon you.

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