King Kered

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King Kered
Start date: October 23rd, 1989
End date: Mars 17th, 1990
# of strips: 126 (21 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Gift from 8"
Followed by: "Voodoo"

"King Kered" is the 204th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

A few years ago Derek became a ganglord, heading a crime wave. Mandrake and Derek had a terrific battle, where finally Mandrake took away Derek's powers and memory. Now Derek's powers have returned, and he is back to his criminal ways, as King Kered...


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. Bradley, V.P. of a bank in NY.
  • Ms. Francis, works in a bank.



Behind the scenes


  • The story title is lifted from the plot.

Mandrake Lore

  • Thru the centuries Theron had a few dozen wives.
  • Theron was 290 years old when he married Eleanora (age 20).
  • The twins were seperated when wild bandits invaded the land (Tibet).
  • The twins returned to CM at age 5.
  • Lenore, half-sister of Mandrake.

Easter Eggs

  • Derek has prison number 39013.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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