From the creative mind of Lee Falk comes Mandrake the Magician! Created in 1934 with the story The Cobra. Comics historian Don Markstein wrote, Some people say Mandrake the Magician, who started in 1934, was comics first superhero. Hermes Press is proud to continue their legacy of complete Lee Falk comic reprints, starting with the very first years of Mandrake. This first volume includes five stories, The Cobra (June 11, 1934 - Nov. 24, 1934), The Hawk (Mandrake Meets Narda) (Nov. 26, 1934 - Feb. 23, 1935), The Monster of Tanov Pass (Feb. 25, 1935 - June 15, 1935), Saki, the Clay Camel (June 17, 1935 - Nov. 2, 1935), and The Werewolf (Nov. 4, 1935 - Feb. 1936). Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Features proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.