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Mandrake the Magician: The Sundays Volume One, The Hidden Kingdom of…

by Lee Falk

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From the very beginning in 1934, these are the original adventures of the famous comic strip detective - collected in full for the very first time! Mandrake is a master of hypnosis, whose ability causes his opponents to encounter wild illusions, giving the heroes the upper hand in a fight. His enemies cover a broad spectrum, including gangsters, mad scientists, alien creatures, and characters from other adventures. His greatest ally is Lothar, "Prince of the Seven Nations" who gave up his crown to join Mandrake in his globe-trotting adventures. They are accompanied by the beautiful Narda, princess of a European nation and Mandrake's romantic interest. Mandrake's exploits are among the most stunning and exciting in the realm of comic strips.… (more)

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A collection of (6 story arcs of) Lee Falk's Mandrake Sunday strips from the 1930s. Mandrake was my favorite comic book character when I was a kid: he was handsome and debonair, always on the side of the underdog, and used his superfast hypnotic technique to trick the baddies. In Sweden, he was published as a feature in The Phantom comic books, so I never read his stories in their published order. It is great to see them resurrected in color and I hope that Titan Comics continues this series of reproductions. Probably not to be recommended for someone who hasn't read Mandrake before (they are somewhat dated), but if you have a particular affinity for Golden Age comics, they are quite entertaining. ( )
  -Eva- | Apr 23, 2016 |
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