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Two Anniversaries for SAFE HAVENS

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Twenty-five years ago today, Bill Holbrook brought us into the funny and often fantastic world of SAFE HAVENS when the daycare of the same name opened its doors for the first time. And twenty years ago tomorrow, SAFE HAVENS came to King Features Syndicate, and the cast of characters we know and love began to [...] Keep Reading


MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN had proved popular enough since its June 1934 daily debut to rate a Sunday the following year. In early 1935 the Hearst newspapers tried an experiment with the company’s trademark comic section, “Puck.” They started to publish tabloid-only sections. Many features that were successful in the standard-full format with a top comic stayed [...] Keep Reading

Our Month of Mandrake Celebration Continues! Fan Poll #2!

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Last week we ran a poll to decide the DailyINK community’s choice for “Favorite Mandrake Villain.” We’re excited to announce that the winner, with over half the vote, was The Cobra/Luciphor. Today, in our Mandrake Fan Poll #2, we turn our attention to the opposite of Mandrake’s villains: his friends and allies. MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN is [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Meet MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN

Hello DailyINK Comics Readers, Today, I am starting a mini-series on Mandrake, the classic character created by Lee Falk, who would bring so many memorable science fiction and crime-fighting tales to the comics page in its long, long run. When MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN first saw the light of day in 1934, the world of action/adventure [...] Keep Reading

A Month of Mandrake Celebrations Starts Today!

As many in our DailyINK community know, Fred Fredericks, the longtime artist and writer of the MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN daily-only comic strip, has announced his retirement. The comic strip went into reprints earlier this month, serving up some great Mandrake stories from the archives. We know that many members of the DailyINK community want a [...] Keep Reading

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