Mmmm…does every white guy need a Black man to help his ass? LOL???
Lothar is Mandrake’s best friend and crime-fighting companion. Mandrake first met Lothar during his travels in Africa. Lothar was then “Prince of the Seven Nations”, a mighty federation of jungle tribes. He foolishly passed on the chance to become king but decided to followed Mandrake on his world travels, fighting crime and villains from all over the world. Lothar is often referred to as the strongest man in the world with the exception of perhaps Hojo — Mandrake’s chef and secret chief of Inter Intel.
One of the first Black crimefighting heroes ever to appear in comics, Lothar made his first appearance alongside Mandrake in 1934 in the inaugural daily strip. Mandrake and Lothar are generally recognized as the world’s first interracial team of crimefighters.
In the beginning, Lothar was little more than Mandrake’s servant. He spoke poor English (da…he was from African and spoke in his native tongue), wore a fez, short pants and a leopard skin. When artist Phil Davis died, Fred Fredericks took over in 1965 he modernized Lothar and allowed him to speak the king’s English.
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The Mandrake The Magician series is a part of the collection of The Museum of UnCut Funk.