Mandrake: Test of a Magician, Indrajal Comic Book
Five out of five stars
This comic demonstrates the reasoning power of Mandrake along with the high regard he is held in by law enforcement and the criminal elements. It opens with an unusual bank robbery, where a man releases a knockout gas and then physically breaks into the vault and leaves by breaking the bulletproof class of a door. Similar crimes follow, but they appear to have done by another person. After issuing a bizarre public announcement about the robber, Mandrake is captured and must face down the super criminal in a one-on-one matchup.
Fans of Mandrake the Magician will enjoy this story, for it features Mandrake the thinking man more than Mandrake the hypnotist that solves problems with “Mandrake gestures hypnotically.”