Mandrake's Wedding at Cockaigne

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Mandrake's Wedding at Cockaigne
(Re-released in 2014)
Start date: January 27th, 1997
End date: August 2nd, 1997
# of strips: 162 (27 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Scary Aliens"
Followed by: "Mandrake's Wedding at the College of Magic"

"Mandrake's Wedding at Cockaigne" is the 225th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Theron wants to become a grandfather, so he left the College of Magic for the first time in four centuries. He went on a visit to Mandrake in New York, to persuade him to propose to Narda.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Tragon, teacher at the College of Magic. Did try to steal the cube.
  • Bansor, teacher at the College of Magic. Did try to steal the cube.
  • The Green Gang, muggers in Central Park.
  • Crazy Louie gang, bank robbers.




Behind the scenes


  • At the index the title for this story is "Mandrake's Wedding at Cockaigne". The story have no given title and is not about the wedding in Cockaigne. If lifted from the plot the title could be "Theron in New York" or "The Proposal".

Mandrake Lore

  • Mandrake's mother was a princess.
  • Mandrake was back at the college for visit when Luciphor tried to steal the cube. After a mental fight Mandrake chased away Luciphor.
  • Theron is unsure about his real age, but he remember hearing Columbus had just discovered America.
  • Theron said there is only one crystal cube on Earth ?
  • Theron said he throu the years had let his mind wandering thru the galaxy, seeing much. Also going back in time until the very beginning, the big bang.
  • Theron leaving the crystal cube at Xanadu. Protected by a force field aroud in, hidden in a small safe in Mandrake's study.

Easter Eggs

Re-released story in 2014


  • Start date: 6 October 2014 / End date: 11 April 2015


This story has been published in the following publications:

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