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Start date: July 10th, 1978
End date: December 16th, 1978
# of strips: 138 (23 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Cooler"
Followed by: "The Demon Dancer"

"Mu" is the 170th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

One day as Mandrake sleeps he dreams a strange dream, a nightmare about a unknown deep-sea creature. Next day Theron made a call about a strange dream, then Jed called about an underwater deep-sea mystery. It almost seemed as if someone deep in the ocean did try to send a message to the surface. Capt. Lark and Mandrake entered a batosphere and dived into the deep to see if they could solve the mystery.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr Tyrone, a mining engineer.
  • Captain Lark, at a deep-sea mining ship.
  • Scotty, at a deep-sea mining ship.
  • The Queen of the World (The Queen of Mu).
  • Toti, a royal pet seal.


  • Xanadu
  • At sea, thousand miles from the west coast.
  • Mu, an ancient crystal city at the ocean bottom.



This story has been published in the following publications:

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