Battle of Xanadu

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Battle of Xanadu
Start date: December 9, 1968
End date: March 22, 1969
# of strips: 90 (15 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Evil Ones"
Followed by: "The Connoisseur"

"Battle of Xanadu" is the 139th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

The top raceteers lost $10 million when Mandrake revealed the underworld bank of Baron Chance, now they want revenge. Like a battlefield general, the ganglord Dice commands a massive attack on Xanadu.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Dice, a ganglord.
  • Tops, a ganglord from The Secret Weapon Caper mentioned only.
  • Shell, a club dancer.
  • Mike, Dice's gang gunman.
  • World, a magazine.
  • KMP-TV


  • New York City

Behind the scenes


  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of December 9, 1968 (Beginning: Battle of Xanadu!)

Real Life References

  • Xanadu is located on West Pamet Road, refering to Lee Falk's summer house near Truro at Cape Cod.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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