Kingdom of the Old

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Kingdom of the Old
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(Re-released in 2018)
Start date: August 21st, 2000
End date: December 9th, 2000
# of strips: 96 (16 weeks)
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Return of the Clay Camel"
Followed by: "Perilous Crossover"

"Kingdom of the Old" is the 236th Mandrake daily story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Narda is head of a benefit concert committee but something happens to the young rock star Ricky Noble. The 19 year old star suddenly turns into a 90 year old white-haired man, then the same thing happens to Narda. Has someone stolen their youth?


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Ricky Noble, a rock star
  • Mel, Ricky Noble's manager
  • Joan, member of the benefit concert committee
  • Wells, a limo driver
  • A doctor
  • King Victor of Maturia
  • Queen Verna of Maturia
  • Prof. Lars, a scientist in Maturia


  • New York City
  • Allentown, home town of Ricky Noble
  • College of Magic
  • The 4th Dimension
    • Maturia


Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of August 21, 2000 (Beginning: Kingdom of the Old !).

Re-released story in 2018

Kingdom of the Old re release.jpg

  • Start date: 29 January 2018 / End date: 19 May 2018


This story has been published in the following publications: