Mountain of Mystery

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Mountain of Mystery
(Re-released in 2020 / Turkish language)
Start date: August 26th, 2002
End date: January 4th, 2003
# of strips: 114 (19 weeks)
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Fear Machine"
Followed by: "The Walking Man"

"Mountain of Mystery" is the 243th Mandrake daily story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Jeanette, a diamond thief, have heard the legend that beneath the College of Magic there is a vast diamond mine. She showed up as Jan, a college of Magic wannabe, and when the big boulder opened her gang rushed in and knocked out everybody with sleeping gaz. Theron was slug down, and came to himself again with amnesia, harmless and out of his head. Under guard the diamond thief gang put the CM people to work, cleaning out the mine.

Colonel Kar called Mandrake, telling something strange has happened at the CM and that it might be best if Mandrake came and see for himself.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Janette, a diamond thief
  • Remmy, member of Jeanette's gang



Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of August 26, 2002 (Beginning: Mountain of Mystery !).

Re-released story in 2020


  • Start date: 3 February 2020 / End date: 13 June 2020


This story has been published in the following publications: