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Start date: February 16th, 1997
End date: September 28th, 1997
# of strips: 33
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Dr. Holton's Reputation"
Followed by: "Mandrake Marries Narda"

"Speedy" is the 175th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Speedy is interested in energy and amazed at speed of some insects at tiny distances. He study and analyze small creatures, and after many mixes of chemicals he ended up with an elixirs that got animals and people to move very quickly. At the same time a journalist interviews Mandrake on unusual criminals he had caugth. Mandrake telling about the Clay Camel, the Mole, the Cobra, Albi Algi, the Horse Thief. All ended up in jail, but as Mandrake said; "There will always be a new one". Speedy..


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Speedy, a biologist


Behind the scenes


  • At the deepwoods.org index the title for this story is "Speedy", which is lifted from the plot.

Easter Eggs


This story has been published in the following publications: