Blizzard of Crime

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Blizzard of Crime
(Re-released in 2022)
Start date: January 24th, 2005
End date: June 18th, 2005
# of strips: 126 (21 weeks)
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Space Glitch"
Followed by: "Treachery... at the Top of the World"

"Blizzard of Crime" is the 249th Mandrake daily story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Dr. Julian has invented a special snowball. When tossed it would roll bigger and bigger, creating cold weather and blizzard. He also invented a special cream that made a person imune to fridge temperatures for a short time. Testing the special cream up north Inga played a little joke with the nearby weather station. During a howling blizzard she knocked on the door dressed in just a bathing suit. The flurried meteorologist Mers did not know that this was the start of series of strange robberies in the city, where the robberies were committed in a raging blizzard.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mears, a meteorologist
  • Inga, dr. Julian's assistant
  • Dr. Julian, has a natural talent for refrigeration, cold storage and fast freezing
  • Kid Hoosick, a famous gangster


  • Up North
  • New York City
    • Xanadu
    • A deserted refrigeration plant
    • A remote weather station
    • Kypens' Jewelers, the biggest jewelry store in the city

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of January 24, 2005 (Beginning: Blizzard of Crime).
  • Slam Evil", the Phantom movie tag line on a t-shirt in the strip of February 28, Mars 2, 5, 7 and 8.

Re-released story in 2022


  • Start date: 4 July 2022 / End date: 26 November 2022.


This story has been published in the following publications: