Dr. Holton's Reputation

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Dr. Holton's Reputation
Start date: August 25th, 1996
End date: February 9th, 1997
# of strips: 25
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Swarm"
Followed by: "Speedy"

"Dr. Holton's Reputation" is the 174th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

At a science forum Dr. Holton recieives the "Presidential Medal of Honor" for discovering the Swarm in outer space. In his acceptance speech he tells how he first heard of the Swarm; About Mandrake and the image of Emperor Magnon projected from the Central Galaxy. First his colleagues think he is joking, then that he is insane.

To restore Dr. Holton's and Mandrake's reputations Magnon sends Marshal Rodon to Earth...


Recurring characters

One-time characters


  • New York
  • The City Museum
  • Hospital for the Insane
  • Xanadu
  • Magna
  • The deep space

Behind the scenes


  • At the deepwoods.org index the title for this story is "Dr. Holton's Reputation", which is lifted from the plot.

Easter Eggs

  • Mandrake is reading "Fantomen", a Swedish Phantom comic book.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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