Friday, September 29, 2023

QBP #197 - Mandrake the Magician 1 & 2

Quarter-Bin Podcast #197

Mandrake the Magician 1 & 2, King Features / Dynamite, cover-dated 2015.   .

Both of these untitled issues are written by Roger Langridge, with art by Jeremy Treece.
What happens when Professor Alan takes on a character that pre-dates Superman? Does the magician show his age, or can he still carry a title with panache?

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  1. Excellent show. Glad the QB survived the podcast shakeups.

    This does sound like a decent book. Perhaps for me, the most interesting thing is how his (and the other King feature character's) license keeps shifting. I bought the Flash Gordon book my Parker/Shaner in 2014 when Dynamite held it. Weird to hear Marvel had it briefly!

    I am much more of a Phantom guy, and Flash Gordon guy than a Mandrake one. Perhaps I thought, erroneously, that he was a copy of Zatara (rather than the reverse)!

    So glad to hear his history and some of how that played out in the book.

    Thanks again!

    1. I like the concept of what Dynamite tried, a mega-crossover and individual mini-series. I have read at least some of the Flash Gordon, and going through the stack, I see I picked up Prince Valiant #1 at some point. Probably worth a look.