Mandrake the Magician

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Mandrake the Magician by Lee Falk, Phil Davis (0880-) 1st Appearance June 11 1934, 1st Sunday Feb 3, 1935 - Mandrake the Magician is the other great comic-strip of master cartoonist Lee Falk, creator of the Phantom.    The Magic began in 1934 with the introduction of Mandrake and Lothar, his Royal African companion.  The strip was always an adventure strip with storylines lasting a few months at a time.   Mandrake and Lothar would battle the strange forces of evil.   In the early days, the evil was usually mystical and bizarre in nature, later it would be more common evil like crooks and smugglers.   The action of Mandrake was always fast and tight.   That artwork by Phil Davis, who drew the strip into the 1960s was superb.  The market for mandrake is very good.  Sundays were usually offered as Tabs or Halfs of smaller,  Rare fulls exist but are sold at a high premium.   Most Sundays move fairly quickly, especially first-year 1935 pages which sell at a premium.   Dailies are somewhat uncommon and sell quickly at premium as well.
Comics Links ---> Mandrake the Magician - Sundays Mandrake the Magician - Dailies

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S0880-0001 1935/02/03 - T G-VG/G/VG $150.00 #1, on reverse Ace Drummond #1 by Eddie Rickenbacker(T)
S0880-0002 1935/02/03 - T G/G/G $100.00 #1, on reverse Ace Drummond #1 by Eddie Rickenbacker(T)
S0880-0003 1935/02/10 - T G-VG/G/VG $35.00 #2, on reverse Nestles ad(T)
S0880-0004 1935/02/10 - T G/G/G $25.00 #2, on reverse Nestles ad(T)
S0880-0005 1935/02/17 - T G-VG/G/VG $25.00 #3, on reverse National Radio Institute ad(T)
S0880-0006 1935/02/17 - T G/G/G $20.00 #3, on reverse National Radio Institute ad(T)
S0880-0007 1935/02/24 - T G-VG/G/VG $20.00 #4, on reverse Royal Gelatin ad featuring Jimmy Durante(T)
S0880-0008 1935/02/24 - T G/G/G $15.00 #4, on reverse Royal Gelatin ad featuring Jimmy Durante(T)
S0880-0009 1935/02/24 - T P/P/G $3.00 #4, on reverse Royal Gelatin ad featuring Jimmy Durante(T)
S0880-0010 1935/03/03 - T G-VG/G/VG $25.00 #5, on reverse Jungle Jim by Alex Raymond(T)
S0880-0011 1935/03/10 - T G-VG/G/VG $15.00 #6, on reverse Lifebuoy/Rinso ad(T)
S0880-0012 1935/03/10 - T G/G/G $12.00 #6, on reverse Lifebuoy/Rinso ad(T)
S0880-0013 1935/03/17 - T G-VG/G/VG $15.00 #7, on reverse Needlenose Noonan by Walter Hoban(T)
S0880-0014 1935/03/17 - T G/G/G $12.00 #7, on reverse Needlenose Noonan by Walter Hoban(T)
S0880-0015 1935/03/24 - T G-VG/G/VG $15.00 #8, on reverse Gags & Gals by Jefferson Machamer(T)
S0880-0016 1935/03/24 - T G/G/G $12.00 #8, on reverse Grape-Nuts ad featuring Dizzy Dean(T)
S0880-0018 1935/03/24 - T G/G/FR-G $12.00 #8, on reverse Grape-Nuts ad featuring Dizzy Dean(T)
S0880-0019 1935/03/31 - T G-VG/G/VG $15.00 #9, on reverse Needlenose Noonan by Walter Hoban(T)
S0880-0020 1935/03/31 - T G/G/FR-G $12.00 #9, on reverse Needlenose Noonan by Walter Hoban(T)
S0880-0021 1935/04/07 - T G-VG/G/VG $15.00 #10, on reverse Royal Gelatin ad featuring Jimmy Durante(T)
S0880-0022 1935/04/07 - T G-VG/G/VG $15.00 #10, on reverse Quaker Puffed Wheat ad featuring Babe Ruth(T)
S0880-0023 1935/04/14 - T G-VG/G/VG $12.00 1st Year, on reverse Tim Tyler's Luck by Lyman Young(T)
S0880-0024 1935/04/21 - T G-VG/G/VG $12.00 1st Year, on reverse Lifebuoy/Rinso ad(T)
S0880-0025 1935/04/21 - T P/P/G $2.00 1st Year, on reverse Johnny Round-the-World by William LaVarre(T)
S0880-0026 1935/04/28 - T G/G/G $12.00 1st Year, on reverse Royal Gelatin ad featuring Jimmy Durante(T)
S0880-0027 1935/04/28 - T G/FR-G/G $10.00 1st Year, on reverse Royal Gelatin ad featuring Jimmy Durante(T)
S0880-0028 1935/05/05 - T G/G/G $12.00 1st Year, on reverse Barney Google by Billy DeBeck(T)
S0880-0029 1935/06/09 - T G-VG/G/VG $10.00 1st Year, on reverse Brick Bradford by Ritt & Gray(T)
S0880-0030 1936/12/06 - T VG/VG/VG $6.00 On reverse Tippie by Edwina Dumm
S0880-0031 1937/08/22 - T G-VG/G-VG/VG $6.00 On reverse Brick Braford by Ritt & Gray
S0880-0032 1939/04/16 - T G-VG/G/VG $5.00 on reverse Jane Arden by Barret & Ross
S0880-0033 1940/01 - 2T G/G/G $10.00 on reverse Tippie(1T) (1/14, 1/28)
S0880-0034 1940/02 - 3T G/G/G $15.00 No reverse (2/4, 2/18, 2/25)
S0880-0035 1940/03 - 4T G/G/G $20.00 No reverse (3/3-3/24)
S0880-0036 1940/04 - 4T G/G/G $20.00 No reverse
S0880-0037 1940/05/05 - F G/G/G $15.00 On reverse Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond(FR/G/FR)
S0880-0038 1940/05 - 4T G/G/G $20.00 No reverse (5/5-5/26)
S0880-0039 1940/06 - 3T G/G/G $15.00 No reverse (6/9-6/23)
S0880-0040 1940/08 - 4T G/G/G $20.00 No reverse (8/4-8/25)
S0880-0041 1940/09 - 5T G/G/G-VG $25.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie(1T) (9/1-9/29)
S0880-0042 1940/10 - 4T G/G/G-VG $20.00 on reverse Tippie(2T) (10/6-10/27)
S0880-0043 1940/11 - 4T G-VG/G-VG/GVG $20.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie(3T) (11/3-11/24)
S0880-0044 1940/12/22 - T VG/VG/VG $5.00 on reverse Smilin' Jack by Zack Mosley
S0880-0045 1941/01 - 4T G-VG/G-VG/GVG $16.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie(2T) (1/5-1/26)
S0880-0046 1941/02 - 4T G-VG/G-VG/GVG $16.00 No reverse (2/2-2/23)
S0880-0047 1941/03 - 5T G/G/FR-VG $18.00 on reverse Tippie(1T) (3/2-3/30)
S0880-0048 1941/04 - 2T G-VG/G-VG/VG $8.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie(1T), Jane Arden(1T) (4/20, 4/27)
S0880-0049 1941/05 - 1T G/G/G $4.00 No reverse (5/18)
S0880-0050 1941/06 - 5T G-VG/G-VG/GVG $20.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie(3T), Jane Arden(1T) (6/1-6/29)
S0880-0051 1941/07 - 4T FR-G/FR-G/VG $13.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie(4T) (7/6-7/27)
S0880-0052 1941/08 - 2T FR/FR/FR-G $4.00 on reverse Brick Bradford by William Ritt & Clarence Gray(8/10, 8/17)
S0880-0053 1941/08/24 - T G-VG/G-VG/VG $4.00 on reverse Jane Arden by Barrett & Ross
S0880-0054 1941/09 - 4T G-VG/G-VG/GVG $16.00 on reverse Jane Arden(1T) (9/7-9/28)
S0880-0055 1941/10 - 3T G/G/G $12.00 on reverse Alley Oop(1H) (10/5, 10/19, 10/26)
S0880-0056 1941/11 - 3T G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie(1T) (11/2, 11/9, 11/23)
S0880-0057 1941/11 - 1T FR/FR/G $2.00 No reverse (11/16)
S0880-0058 1941/12 - 3T G/G/G $12.00 On reverse Invisible Scarlet O'Neil(1T) (12/7, 12/14, 12/28)
S0880-0059 1942/01 - 2T VG/VG/VG $8.00 On reverse Invisible Scarlet O'Neil(1T), Jane Arden(1T) (1/11, 1/18)
S0880-0060 1942/02 - 4T G/G/G $16.00 On reverse Ella Cinders(1H), Draftie(1H), Jane Arden(1T) (2/1-2/22)
S0880-0061 1942/04 - 3T G-VG/G/VG $12.00 On reverse Jane Arden(1T), Pete the Tramp(2T)(4/5, 4/19, 4/26)
S0880-0062 1942/06 - 1T, 3H G/G/G $13.00 on reverse Ella Cinders(2H), Tarzan(1H), Tippie(1H)
S0880-0063 1942/07/05 - T VG/VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Lone Ranger by Fran Striker
S0880-0064 1942/08/30 - T VG/VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Lone Ranger by Fran Striker
S0880-0065 1942/09 - 2H G/G/G $6.00 on reverse Brick Bradford(1H), Katzenjammer Kids(1H) (9/20, 9/27)
S0880-0066 1942/11 - 5H G/G/G $15.00 on reverse Draftie(2H), Fritzi Ritz(1H), Ella Cinders(1H), Dixie Dugan(1H)
S0880-0067 1942/12/27 - H G/G/VG $3.00 No reverse
S0880-0068 1943/01 - 2T G/G/G $6.00 On reverse Pete the Tramp by CD Russell (1/24, 1/31)
S0880-0069 1943/03 - 4H G/G/G $12.00 no reverse
S0880-0070 1943/04 - 4H G/G/G $12.00 on reverse Dixie Dugan(1H)
S0880-0071 1943/05 - 5H G/G/G $15.00 no reverse
S0880-0072 1943/06 - 2T G/G/G $6.00 On reverse Pete the Tramp by CD Russell (6/6, 6/13)
S0880-0073 1943/07 - 2T VG/VG/VG $8.00 On reverse Pete the Tramp by CD Russell (7/11, 7/25)
S0880-0074 1943/10/31 - T VG/VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S0880-0075 1943/11/28 - T VG/VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Pete the Tramp by CD Russell
S0880-0076 1944/01 - 3T G/G/G $9.00 On reverse Pete the Tramp by CD Russell (1/9-1/23)
S0880-0077 1944/02 - 4T VG/VG/VG $16.00 on reverse Henry by Carl Anderson(4TH)
S0880-0078 1944/03 - 3T VG/VG/VG $12.00 on reverse Henry(2TH), Pete the Tramp(1T) (3/5-3/19)
S0880-0079 1944/04 - 1T, 1H G/G/VG $7.00 on reverse Pete the Tramp(1T), Phantom(1TH) (4/2, 4/9)
S0880-0080 1944/05/14 - T G/G/VG $4.00 on reverse Gas & Light ad
S0880-0081 1944/07 - 4T G-VG/G/VG $16.00 on reverse Rosie Rattletrap(3T), Grin & Bear It(2TH) (7/2, 7/16-7/30)
S0880-0082 1944/11 - 2T, 2H VG/VG/VG $14.00 on reverse L'il Abner(1T), Napoleon(1T), Craxy Quilt(1H), Teena(1Q), Flop Family(1Q)
S0880-0083 1944 - 8Q G/G/VG $8.00 No reverse (7/9, 9/10, 9/17, 11/5-11/19, 12/13, +1)
S0880-0084 1945/01/28 - T G/G/VG $4.00 on reverse Henry(TH)
S0880-0085 1945/02 - 2H VG/VG/VG $6.00 No reverse (2/11, 2/25)
S0880-0086 1945/04 - 3T VG/VG/VG $12.00 On reverse King of the Royal Mounted(1T), Tillie the Toiler(1T), Moon Mullins(1T) (4/15-4/29)
S0880-0087 1945/06 - 2T, 1H VG/VG/VG $11.00 On reverse Invisible Scarlet O'Neil(1T), Captain & the Kids(1T), Tillie the Toiler(1TH) (6/3-6/17)
S0880-0088 1945/07 - 2T G-VG/G/VG $8.00 On reverse Henry(2TH) (7/1, 7/8)
S0880-0089 1945/08 - 4T G-VG/G/VG $12.00 On reverse King of the Royal Mounted(3T), Captain & the Kids(1T)
S0880-0090 1945/09 - 2T, 2H G-VG/G/VG $14.00 On reverse King of the Royal Mounted(3T), Crazy Quilt(1H) (9/2-9/23)
S0880-0091 1945/10 - 4T VG/VG/VG $16.00 on reverse Henry by Carl Anderson(3TH), King of the Royal Mounted(1T)
S0880-0092 1945/12 - 1T, 1H VG/VG/VG $7.00 on reverse Captain & the Kids(1T) (12/2, 12/30)
S0880-0093 1946/02 - 3H VG/G/VG $7.50 on reverse Tillie the Toiler(2TH) (2/3-2/17)
S0880-0094 1946/03/17 - H VG/VG/VG $2.50 on reverse The Phantom by Lee Falk
S0880-0095 1946/04/28 - TH VG/VG/VG $1.00 No reverse
S0880-0096 1947/02/23 - T G/G/G $3.00 On reverse Winnie Winkle(HT)
S0880-0097 1947/03 - 2T G/FR-G/G $5.00 On reverse Moon Mullins(1T), Dick Tracy(1T) (3/2, 3/30)
S0880-0098 1947/04/27 - T G/G/G $3.00 On reverse Moon Mullins(HT)
S0880-0099 1947/05 - 4T G/G/G $12.00 On reverse Moon Mullins(1T), Little Orphan Annie(1T, 1HT), Napoleon(1T)
S0880-0100 1947/06 - 3T G/G/G $9.00 On reverse Captain & the Kids(1HT), Little Orphan Annie(1HT), Winnie Winkle(1HT) (6/8, 6/22, 6/29)
S0880-0101 1947/07 - 3T G/G/G $9.00 On reverse Captain & the Kids(1HT), Moon Mullins(2T) (7/13-7/27)
S0880-0102 1947/08 - 2T G/G/G $6.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie(1T), Invisible Scarlet O'Neil(1T) (8/3, 8/10)
S0880-0103 1947 - 3Q G/FR-G/G $3.00 No reverse (6/1, 6/8, 8/17)
S0880-0104 1948/01/02 - T G-VG/VG/G $3.00 On reverse Henry(1TH)
S0880-0105 1948 - 2Q G/G/G $2.00 No reverse (4/4, 12/12)
S0880-0106 1949/02/20 - Q G/G/G $1.00 No reverse
S0880-0107 1949/03/27 - T VG/VG/VG $3.00 On reverse Teeny Movies(T)
S0880-0108 1949/06 - 2T G/G/VG $6.00 On reverse Frontierland by J Howard Bluett(2T) (6/5, 6/12)
S0880-0109 1949/07/24 - T G/G/VG $3.00 On reverse Frontierland by J Howard Bluett(T)
S0880-0110 1949/08/21 - T VG/VG/VG $3.00 On reverse Frontierland by J Howard Bluett(T)
S0880-0111 1950/02 - 2T G/G/VG $6.00 On reverse Hopalong Cassidy(2T - week of full-color dailies each) (2/19, 2/26)
S0880-0112 1950/03/19 - T G/G/VG $3.00 On reverse Hopalong Cassidy(T - week of full-color dailies)
S0880-0113 1950/04 - 5H G/G/VG $12.50 On reverse Harold Teen(5TH)
S0880-0114 1950/07/02 - T G/G/VG $3.00 On reverse Hopalong Cassidy(T - week of full-color dailies)
S0880-0115 1950/08/13 - T G/G/VG $3.00 On reverse Hopalong Cassidy(T - week of full-color dailies)
S0880-0116 1950 - 5H VG-EX/VG/EX $12.50 On reverse Mutt & Jeff(2TH), Bringing Up Father(1H) (10/1, 11/26, 12/3, 12/17, 12/31)
S0880-0117 1951/01 - 4H VG-EX/VG/EX $10.00 On reverse Mutt & Jeff(1TH) 1/7, 1/14, 1/26, 2/25)
S0880-0118 1951 - 1T, 2H, 1Q G/G/G $8.00 On reverse ABCs for Young Atheletes(1T), Mark Trail(1T), L'il Abner(1T) (3/4, 9/30, 10/14, 11/18, 12/16)
S0880-0119 1952/01/06 - H G/FR-G/G $2.00 On reverse Gasoline Alley(HT), Uncle Remus(HT)
S0880-0120 1952 - 2TH, 13Q G/G/VG-EX $15.00 No reverse (2/3, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, 6/15, 6/22, 8/10, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/21, 12/28)
S0880-0121 1953/10 - 3T G/G/G $6.00 On reverse L'il Abner(3TH) (10/11-10/25)
S0880-0122 1953/11 - 3T G/G/G $6.00 On reverse L'il Abner(3TH) (11/15-11/29)
S0880-0123 1953/12 - 4T G/G/G $8.00 On reverse L'il Abner(4TH)
S0880-0124 1953 - 45Q G/G/VG-EX $45.00 No reverse (1/4, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8-5/17, 5/31-10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 11/22, 11/29, 12/13, 12/27)
S0880-0125 1954/01 - 3T G/G/G $6.00 On reverse L'il Abner(3TH) (10/11-10/25)
S0880-0126 1954/02 - 4T G/G/G $8.00 On reverse L'il Abner(3TH) (11/15-11/29)
S0880-0127 1954/03 - 2T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse L'il Abner(4TH)
S0880-0128 1954/04/04 - T G/G/G $2.00 On reverse L'il Abner(TH)
S0880-0129 1954/05 - 3T G/G/G $6.00 On reverse L'il Abner(4TH) (5/2-5/16)
S0880-0130 1954 - 15Q G/G/VG-EX $15.00 No reverse (1/3, 1/17-2/14, 3/14, 6/20-7/18, 8/8, 8/29, 9/5)
S0880-0131 1956/09/09 - H BW G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Blondie(TH)
S0880-0132 1956 - 13Q G/G/VG-EX $13.00 No reverse (1/8-1/22, 5/27, 6/10, 7/1, 7/22, 7/29, 8/12, 9/2, 9/9, 9/23, 10/14)
S0880-0133 1959 - 35T VG/VG/VG $70.00 On reverse Miss Peach(32TH), Teena(3T)  (1/11, 3/8, 5/17-12/27)
S0880-0134 1960 - 17T VG/VG/VG $34.00 On reverse Miss Peach(4TH) (3/20, 4/3-4/17, 5/1, 5/8, 5/29, 6/5, 7/3, 7/17, 8/7, 8/14, 8/28, 9/18, 9/25, 10/30, 11/6)
S0880-0135 1961 - 20T, 1H G-VG/G/VG $42.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie(11HT), Thimble Theatre(2T), Dick Tracy(4T), Moon Mullins(2HT)(1/22, 2/26-3/12, 3/26, 4/2, 4/30-6/4, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/27, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26)
S0880-0136 1962 - 10T G-VG/G/VG $20.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates(7T), Little Orphan Annie(1HT), Bringing Up Father(1T), Teenie Weenies(1HT)(1/28, 2/18, 4/22, 5/6, 6/17, 7/1, 9/16, 10/28, 11/4, 12/23)
S0880-0137 1963 - 12T G-VG/G/VG $24.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates(12T) (1/13, 3/24, 5/19, 6/16, 7/7, 7/14, 7/28, 9/1, 9/8, 9/22, 10/27, 11/3)
S0880-0138 1965 - 5T, 2H G/G/G $7.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates (4/25, 5/9, 5/30, 11/21, 12/12-12/26)
S0880-0139 1966 - 2T, 2H FR-G/FR-G/VG $3.00 On reverse Katzenjammer Kids(2TH) (1/2, 3/13, 4/24, 5/1)
S0880-0140 1968 - 1T G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Bringing Up Father(1T) (undated)
S0880-0141 1969 - 4TH G/FR-G/G $1.50 On reverse Mark Trail(1TH), Andy Capp(1TH) (2/16/ 5/25, 6/1, 7/11)
S0880-0142 1974 - 19TH G/G/G $19.00 On reverse Peanuts by Charles Schulz(19TH) (1/6-3/24, 4/7-4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/30, 7/21)

Daily Comics Sets

Item # Title Date-# Size* Condition* Price Notes
D0880-0001 Mandrake the Magician 1975 - 13 4C G $3.00 by Lee Falk
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