The Secret Place

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The Secret Place
Start date: August 22th, 1994
End date: January 7th, 1995
# of strips: 120 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Diamond Trader"
Followed by: "The Monster Thief"

"The Secret Place" is the 217th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

General Iskander, known as The Great, is the dictator of the outlaw prison-like nation Xan. The U.N. Security Council fear that General Iskander is making nuclear fuel for bombs, and that he could sell it to other outlaw nationes. They sent in many secret agents but none succeeded. Now the Security Council asking Mandrake for help.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Members of the U.N. Security Council
  • General Iskander, dictator of Xan.
  • Ambassador of Xan.


  • New York
  • Hong Kong
  • Xan, an outlaw prison-like nation.
  • Moscow
  • Tokyo
  • Beijing


Behind the scenes


  • The story title is taken from the strip of August 22, 1994 (Beginning: The Secret Place).


This story has been published in the following publications: