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SDCC 2020: Mandrake the Magician is back in Mandrake’s Legacy

Hearst-owned King Features Syndicate, Red 5 Comics, and StoneBot Studios will cast a spell on readers this October as they present a new take on the classic comic strip Mandrake the Magician in an all-new comic book series. More than 85 years after the original comic strip’s debut, this expansion of the Mandrake universe stars a new generation of heroes as they face off with familiar foes.

Hitting store shelves on October 28, the modern-day Mandrake, aka “Mandy,” will make her debut in the YA comic series Mandrake the Magician: Mandrake’s Legacy. The series will be complemented by a free, must-read webcomic. The project is helmed by one of today’s most innovative writers, Erica Schultz, a comic book writer, editor, letterer, and instructor best known for her work on Marvel’s Daredevil and the award-winning crime series M3. She currently writes Forgotten Home for ComiXology Originals and teaches with The Kubert School and with ComicsExperience.com. The cover art will be provided by the talented Amelia Vidal (Marvel Studios & Boom Studios) and the series will also offer vibrant variant covers from artist Evelin Unfer. The beautiful and detailed interior art is credited to artists Diego Giribaldi, Juan Pablo Massa, and Moncho Bunge.

Mandrake the Magician: Mandrake’s Legacy follows 17-year-old Mandy Paz, a magician-in-training who aspires to someday be just like the legendary Mandrake. She suspects her inborn magical powers must have something to do with her mysterious parentage, but so far, her mom’s lips are zipped, and she has to work out the whole magician thing with the help of her BFF, LJ. While she is learning to command her superpowers, she’s also navigating college applications, mean girls, the high school talent show, a magic mirror, a kidnapping and … monsters? Mandy’s world is about to get a whole lot weirder and way more enchanted.

SDCC 2020: Red 5 Comics’ Comic-Con@Home Panel and the Legacy of Mandrake the Magician! Plus Exclusives!

Red 5 Comics will be participating in Comic-Con@Home through a variety of panels, exclusives and information on upcoming series.  Follow along and connect with the fandom when you use the official hashtag, #ComicConAtHome.


What’s New In Small Press Comics | Saturday, 7/26/2020, 5:00 pm | Watch

Catch up on everything awesome coming from some of the best small press publishers in the world. Joshua Starnes (publisher, Red 5 Comics) hosts James Haick (president of Scout Comics and Entertainment, Inc.), Christina Harrington (managing editor, AfterShock Comics), Josh Werner (art director at Source Point Press), and Manny Castellanos (director of sales, Mad Cave Studios) as they give an early look into new books coming out this year!

Announcing Mandrake

Red 5 Comics has announced the launch of a new generation of classic characters with The Legacy of Mandrake the Magician, in co-ordination with StoneBot Studios and King Features.

Mandy Paz is by all appearances an ordinary teenager just trying to make her way through high school. If she seems like she’s going out of her way to avoid attention, that’s because she’s hiding a big secret—she has powerful magical talents. So, when strange and sinister things start happening in her small town, Mandy decides to take action.  And on her quest to chase down the root of the town’s trouble she just might discover the truth about her own legacy.

King Features, Red 5 Comics, and StoneBot Studios will cast a spell this October as they present a new take on the classic comic strip Mandrake The Magician in an all-new comic book series!  This expansion of the original Mandrake universe stars a new generation of heroes as they face off with familiar foes.

The Legacy of Mandrake the Magician


Red 5 Comics is offering a variety of exclusives only available for Comic-Con@Home attendees, including a limited edition Comi-Con foil cover of Legacy of Mandrake #1 and Butcher Queen: Planet of the Dead #1 with a cover by fan-favorite artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher).

Exclusives are available in the Red 5 Comics store.