"Invoco legem magiciarium" - Magic chant
that translates from the Latin language as "I invoke the law of magic."
Real-life magician and illusionist Coe Norton used this magical incantation
on the occult series MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN/SYN/1954. He was assisted by a
hulking companion, called Lothar (Woody Strode). The 39-episode series was based
on the King Features comic strip character created by Lee Falk and Phil Davis.
The made-for-TV movie Mandrake (1979) starred Anthony Herrera as
Mandrake and Ji-Tu Cumbuka as Lothar who fought a sinister business tycoon.
The animated cartoon DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH/SYN/1986 featured Mandrake the
Magician and his son, Kshin, a martial arts expert who battled evil with the
help of Lothar, Phantom, and Flash Gordon and their siblings.
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