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18th Jun '16 9:28:48 AM Prfnoff
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King Features Syndicate started publishing ''Mandrake'' in 1934. The first story ''The Cobra'' introduced Mandrake's [[BashBrothers bash brother]], Lothar, an African prince who preferred fighting evil to his princely duties. Oh, yeah, Lothar is black. And perhaps the earliest black character portrayed seriously in comics. The second story ''The Hawk'' introduced Narda, who would become Mandrake's romantic interest. After [[ComicBookTime sixty years]] they finally married in 1998.

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King Features Syndicate Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate started publishing ''Mandrake'' in 1934. The first story ''The Cobra'' introduced Mandrake's [[BashBrothers bash brother]], Lothar, an African prince who preferred fighting evil to his princely duties. Oh, yeah, Lothar is black. And perhaps the earliest black character portrayed seriously in comics. The second story ''The Hawk'' introduced Narda, who would become Mandrake's romantic interest. After [[ComicBookTime sixty years]] they finally married in 1998.
10th Dec '15 5:27:13 PM nombretomado
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* BadassMoustache: Of the pencil-thin variety, which [[{{Zorro}} few good guys]] can pull off so well.

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* BadassMoustache: Of the pencil-thin variety, which [[{{Zorro}} [[{{Franchise/Zorro}} few good guys]] can pull off so well.
18th Aug '15 12:06:38 PM moloch
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Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate started publishing ''Mandrake'' in 1934. The first story ''The Cobra'' introduced Mandrake's [[BashBrothers bash brother]], Lothar, an African prince who preferred fighting evil to his princely duties. Oh, yeah, Lothar is black. And perhaps the earliest black character portrayed seriously in comics. The second story ''The Hawk'' introduced Narda, who would become Mandrake's romantic interest. After [[ComicBookTime sixty years]] they finally married in 1998.

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Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate King Features Syndicate started publishing ''Mandrake'' in 1934. The first story ''The Cobra'' introduced Mandrake's [[BashBrothers bash brother]], Lothar, an African prince who preferred fighting evil to his princely duties. Oh, yeah, Lothar is black. And perhaps the earliest black character portrayed seriously in comics. The second story ''The Hawk'' introduced Narda, who would become Mandrake's romantic interest. After [[ComicBookTime sixty years]] they finally married in 1998.
30th Mar '15 6:37:14 PM Gallimaufry
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* SocietyMarchesOn: In the early comics, Lothar was essentially Mandrake's manservant/porter/slave, who never spoke, did menial tasks (and beat up villains on command), and tended to vanish and appear when convenient. When this sort of depiction became unacceptable, he developed into a proper character with an actual personality and on equal footing with Mandrake.
8th Dec '14 7:15:36 AM SLKFJEGTTHJYUGTF
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8th Dec '14 7:12:04 AM Prfnoff
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''Mandrake'' started publication in 1934. The first story ''The Cobra'' introduced Mandrake's [[BashBrothers bash brother]], Lothar, an African prince who preferred fighting evil to his princely duties. Oh, yeah, Lothar is black. And perhaps the earliest black character portrayed seriously in comics. The second story ''The Hawk'' introduced Narda, who would become Mandrake's romantic interest. After [[ComicBookTime sixty years]] they finally married in 1998.

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Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate started publishing ''Mandrake'' started publication in 1934. The first story ''The Cobra'' introduced Mandrake's [[BashBrothers bash brother]], Lothar, an African prince who preferred fighting evil to his princely duties. Oh, yeah, Lothar is black. And perhaps the earliest black character portrayed seriously in comics. The second story ''The Hawk'' introduced Narda, who would become Mandrake's romantic interest. After [[ComicBookTime sixty years]] they finally married in 1998.
9th Oct '14 12:06:22 AM narm00
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''Mandrake'' started publication in 1934, and is still going. The first story ''The Cobra'' introduced Mandrake's [[BashBrothers bash brother]], Lothar, an African prince who preferred fighting evil to his princely duties. Oh, yeah, Lothar is black. And perhaps the earliest black character portrayed seriously in comics. The second story ''The Hawk'' introduced Narda, who would become Mandrake's romantic interest. After [[ComicBookTime sixty years]] they finally married in 1998.

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''Mandrake'' started publication in 1934, and is still going.1934. The first story ''The Cobra'' introduced Mandrake's [[BashBrothers bash brother]], Lothar, an African prince who preferred fighting evil to his princely duties. Oh, yeah, Lothar is black. And perhaps the earliest black character portrayed seriously in comics. The second story ''The Hawk'' introduced Narda, who would become Mandrake's romantic interest. After [[ComicBookTime sixty years]] they finally married in 1998.
7th Sep '14 5:39:32 PM SharleeD
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* ProtoSuperhero
28th Jul '14 8:33:46 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* FountainOfExpies: Mandrake had ''many'' imitators in TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, most of them with an almost identical costume. The one that is best remembered today is DCComics's Zatara, father of [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] member Zatanna. Another who pops up once in a while in current DCComics is [[{{Shazam}} Fawcett Comics's]] Ibis the Invincible, a [[SealedGoodInACan revived Ancient Egyptian]] who wears a turban instead of a top hat.
28th Jul '14 8:32:43 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* CaptainErsatz: Mandrake had ''many'' imitators in TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, most of them with an almost identical costume. The one that is best remembered today is DCComics's Zatara, father of [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] member Zatanna. Another who pops up once in a while in current DCComics is [[{{Shazam}} Fawcett Comics's]] Ibis the Invincible, a [[SealedGoodInACan revived Ancient Egyptian]] who wears a turban instead of a top hat.


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* FountainOfExpies: Mandrake had ''many'' imitators in TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, most of them with an almost identical costume. The one that is best remembered today is DCComics's Zatara, father of [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] member Zatanna. Another who pops up once in a while in current DCComics is [[{{Shazam}} Fawcett Comics's]] Ibis the Invincible, a [[SealedGoodInACan revived Ancient Egyptian]] who wears a turban instead of a top hat.
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