Mandrake the Magician (King Features Syndicate)




Mandrake the Magician is a syndicated newspaper comic strip, created by Lee Falk (before he created The Phantom). Its publication began June 11, 1934. Phil Davis soon took over as the strip's illustrator, while Falk continued to script. The strip was distributed by King Features Syndicate.
Davis worked on the strip until his death in 1964, when Falk recruited current artist Fred Fredericks. With Falk's death in 1999, Fredericks became both writer and artist.
Mandrake the Magician was the world FIRST superhero, using his vast magical powers he battled gangs, extraterrestrial and extradimensional threats.

Publication information

First appearance: Four Color #752 (June 11, 1934)
Created by: Lee Falk

In-story information

Alter ego: Mandrake 
Phonetic: mǽndrèk ðə mədʒɪ́ʃən
Translation:
Notable aliases: 
Affiliations: Flash GordonJedda Walker (Marvel Comics), K'Shin (Marvel Comics), Lothar, Rick Gordon (Marvel Comics), The Phantom
Team affiliations: Defenders Of The Earth (Marvel Comics)
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Abilities:
 Mastery of magic and extended life span, Genius level intellect

Status

Alignment: Good
Identity Secret:
Race: Human
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Characteristics

Gender: Male
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Origin

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History

Mandrake the Magician is considered the FIRST super hero. Likewise Mandrake and his partner Lothar were one of if not the first interracial crime fighting teams.

Mandrake the Magician was trained in the mystic arts in a mysterious school located somewhere in Tibet since he was a young man. One of his teachers, Luciphor, turned to a life of crime and taking the name Cobra, Cobra became a recurring villain. Proving to be a powerful hypnotist and illusionist Mandrake traveled the world assisted by his loyal friend and partner Lothar "The World's
Strongest Man' putting his skills to use against various gangsters, criminals, mad scientists, aliens, inter-dimensional threats and the aforementioned Cobra as well as his villainous brother Derek.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Magic

Abilities

  • Mastery of magic and extended life span
  • Genius level intellect

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Weaknesses

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Transportation

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