The Secret Weapon Caper

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The Secret Weapon Caper
Start date: June 5, 1967
End date: September 23, 1967
# of strips: 96 (16 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Return of Evil"
Followed by: "The Mysterious Bureau"

"The Secret Weapon Caper" is the 134th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Dr. Oork a previous chemistry teacher and now inventor trying to sell a secret weapon to the military and police. But they all see him as a mad scientist. In order to raise funds for further inventions and experiments Dr. Oork try out his secret weapon, a sleeping gas.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Dr. Oork, an inventor.
  • Tops, a ganglord.



Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of June 5, 1967 (Beginning: Secret Weapon Caper).

Easter Eggs

  • Dr. Oork has prison number 39013.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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