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Start date: January 4th, 1976
End date: March 14th, 1976
# of strips: 11 (11 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Plane Hijackers"
Followed by: "The Giant Head"

"Heavy" is the 129th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Mandrake have phoned the president of Moxley U to tell he they have been delayed. On the road the meet a strange man who has lost his fuel and glasses.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Heavy, a man from Europe.
  • Man on a gas station.


  • The Desert
    • Moxley U, mentioned only.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is lifted from the strip of January 4, 1976 (Beginning: "Heavy" ).
  • Note: At the deepwoods.org index the title for this story is "The Man from Europa".
  • Moxley U, a university named after Lee Falk's wife.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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