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|Title= The Mysterious Bureau
 
|Title= The Mysterious Bureau
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|Start= September 25th, 1967
 
|Start= September 25th, 1967
 
|End= January 13th, 1968
 
|End= January 13th, 1968
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== Plot Summary ==
 
== Plot Summary ==
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Someone breaks into grammar schools to steal intelligence tests of six-years-olds. Then mysterious men from the Executive Placement Bureau visiting the small genius and their families. Then some families disappears mysteriously.
  
 
===Appearances===
 
===Appearances===
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*[[Lothar]]
 
*[[Lothar]]
 
*[[Narda]]
 
*[[Narda]]
 
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*[[Hojo]], at Xanadu only.
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*[[Chief Bradley|The Police Chief]]
 
'''One-time characters'''
 
'''One-time characters'''
 
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*Ronald Smith, a six years old genious.
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*[[Shirley Smith|Sally Smith]], mother of Ronald.
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*President, board of education.
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*Susie Jones, a six years old genious.
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*Rommy Black, a six years old genious.
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*Remmy Black, a six years old genious and twin brother of Rommy.
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*Tommy Toms, a six years old genious. Eg. a dog.
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*FF77, a timetraveler
 
</div><div style="float:right; width:50%;">
 
</div><div style="float:right; width:50%;">
 
'''Locations'''
 
'''Locations'''
 
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*New York
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*[[Xanadu]]
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*South Pamet, near Xanadu
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*Year 50 505
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'''Organizations'''
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*Executive Placement Bureau
 
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==Related stories==
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==Behind the scenes==
===Follows===
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*The title for the story taken from the strip of September 25th, 1967 (Beginning: The Mysterious Bureau).
 
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*South [[Real_Life_References_-_Locations#Appearances_of_Cape_Cod_Addresses|Pamet]], refering to Lee Falk's summer house near Truro at Cape Cod.
===Referenced in===
 
 
 
  
 
== Reprints ==
 
== Reprints ==
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=== [[Image:mini_brazil.gif]] Brazil ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_brazil.gif]] Brazil ===
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*"Os Mini Gênios", [[Almanaque do Mandrake 1970 (2nd issue)|''Almanaque do Mandrake'']] (1970)
 
*"Os Gênios", [[Mandrake Especial 5|''Mandrake Especial'' #5]]  (1987)
 
*"Os Gênios", [[Mandrake Especial 5|''Mandrake Especial'' #5]]  (1987)
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=== [[Image:mini_finland.gif]] Finland ===
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*"Tulevaisuuden agentit", [[Mustanaamio 15/1983|''Mustanaamio'' #15]] (1983)
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=== [[Image:mini_france.gif]] France ===
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*"Superhommes venus de l'espace", [[Mandrake (Mondes Mystérieux) 225|''Mandrake'' #225]], [[Mandrake (Mondes Mystérieux) 226| #226]], [[Mandrake (Mondes Mystérieux) 227| #227]] and [[Mandrake (Mondes Mystérieux) 228| #228]] (1969)
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*"Les surdoués", [[Le Journal de Mickey|''Le Journal de Mickey'' #1566 to #1577]] (1982)
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*"Les surdoués", [[Donald Magazine|''Donald Magazine'' #82-11 to #82-22]]  (1982)
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*"Les surdoués", [[Mandrake (Les récits du Journal de Mickey) Volume 4|''Mandrake (Les récits du Journal de Mickey) Volume 4'']] (2015)
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*"Les surdoués", [[Mandrake, intégrale du journal Mickey (Volume 4)|''Mandrake, intégrale du journal Mickey (Volume 4)'']] (2017)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_india.gif]] India ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_india.gif]] India ===
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=== [[Image:mini_italy.gif]] Italy ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_italy.gif]] Italy ===
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*"Dodici piccolo geni", [[Mandrake - Il Vascello nuova serie 90|''Mandrake'' #90]] and [[Mandrake - Il Vascello nuova serie 91| #91]] (1968)
 
*"L'ufficio misterioso", [[Okay 1|''Okay'' #1]], [[Okay 2| #2]], [[Okay 3| #3]] and [[Okay 4| #4]] (1968) <small>Note: The story ended with the strip of October 26, 1967.</small>
 
*"L'ufficio misterioso", [[Okay 1|''Okay'' #1]], [[Okay 2| #2]], [[Okay 3| #3]] and [[Okay 4| #4]] (1968) <small>Note: The story ended with the strip of October 26, 1967.</small>
 
*"12 piccoli gèni", [[Mandrake Selezione 1|''Mandrake Selezione'' #1]] (1976)
 
*"12 piccoli gèni", [[Mandrake Selezione 1|''Mandrake Selezione'' #1]] (1976)
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=== [[Image:mini_norway.gif]] Norway===
 
=== [[Image:mini_norway.gif]] Norway===
 
*"Agenter fra fremtiden", [[Fantomet 11/1987|''Fantomet'' #11]] (1987)
 
*"Agenter fra fremtiden", [[Fantomet 11/1987|''Fantomet'' #11]] (1987)
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=== [[Image:mini_portugal.gif]] Portugal ===
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*"A Agencia Misteriosa", [[Mundo de Aventuras 1028|''Mundo de Aventuras'' #1028]] (1969)
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=== [[Image:mini_sweden.gif]] Sweden ===
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*"Agenter från framtiden", [[Fantomen 6/1983|''Fantomen'' #6]] (1983)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_turkey.gif]] Turkey ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_turkey.gif]] Turkey ===
*"Geleceğin Kralları", [[Mandrake 3 (Tay)|''Mandrake'' #3]] [[Mandrake 4 (Tay)| #4]] (1974)
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*"Geleceğin Kralları", [[Mandrake 3 (Tay)|''Mandrake'' #3]] and [[Mandrake 4 (Tay)| #4]] (1974)
*"Geleceğin Kralları", [[Mandrake Albüm 1 (Tay)|''Mandrake Albüm'' #1]] [[Mandrake Albüm 2 (Tay)| #2]]
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*"Geleceğin Kralları", [[Mandrake Albüm 1 (Tay)|''Mandrake Albüm'' #1]] and [[Mandrake Albüm 2 (Tay)| #2]] (1974)
*"Geleceğin Kralları", [[Mandrake Süper Albüm 25 (Tay)|''Mandrake Süper Albüm'' #25]] [[Mandrake Süper Albüm 26 (Tay)| #26]]
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*"Geleceğin Kralları", [[Mandrake Albüm 210 (Tay)|''Mandrake Albüm'' #210]]
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*"Geleceğin Kralları", [[Mandrake Albüm 228 (Tay)|''Mandrake Albüm'' #228]]
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*"Geleceğin Kralları", [[Mandrake Süper Albüm 25 (Tay)|''Mandrake Süper Albüm'' #25]] and [[Mandrake Süper Albüm 26 (Tay)| #26]]
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_yugoslavia.png|border]] Yugoslavia===
 
=== [[Image:mini_yugoslavia.png|border]] Yugoslavia===

Latest revision as of 14:06, 12 June 2019

The Mysterious Bureau
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Start date: September 25th, 1967
End date: January 13th, 1968
# of strips: 96 (16 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Secret Weapon Caper"
Followed by: "Dr Dell and 8"

"The Mysterious Bureau" is the 135th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Someone breaks into grammar schools to steal intelligence tests of six-years-olds. Then mysterious men from the Executive Placement Bureau visiting the small genius and their families. Then some families disappears mysteriously.

Appearances

Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Ronald Smith, a six years old genious.
  • Sally Smith, mother of Ronald.
  • President, board of education.
  • Susie Jones, a six years old genious.
  • Rommy Black, a six years old genious.
  • Remmy Black, a six years old genious and twin brother of Rommy.
  • Tommy Toms, a six years old genious. Eg. a dog.
  • FF77, a timetraveler

Locations

  • New York
  • Xanadu
  • South Pamet, near Xanadu
  • Year 50 505

Organizations

  • Executive Placement Bureau


Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story taken from the strip of September 25th, 1967 (Beginning: The Mysterious Bureau).
  • South Pamet, refering to Lee Falk's summer house near Truro at Cape Cod.

Reprints

This story has been published in the following publications:

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