Narda and the Cats

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Narda and the Cats
Start date: March 8th, 1971
End date: May 29th, 1971
# of strips: 72 (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Clay Camel (plus Women's Lib!)"
Followed by: "Kolosso"

"Narda and the Cats" is the 146th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Mandrake have two dogs, while Narda have a cat. Mandrake finding cats mysterious, like they have a secret, almost alien.

One night Narda dreaming about cats. Suddenly she woke up and see "Nefertiti", her cat, jumping out of the window. She follows the cat ending up in a dark cellar. Into a strange place. In the realms of the cats there was a statue of a cat good and cats having a banquet.

Using something similar like telepathy "Xox-202 N" (real name of Nefertiti) told Narda the secret of ffleena.

They came from an other world that no longer exists. Their star system had two planets. At "Caneen" lived the vicious race called dogs while on "Fflen" the ffleena's. Both ffleena and caneena was aristocrats and have robot slaves who served them their every needs. For thousands of years the two planets fought endless wars, and their robots did the fighting. In time, the robots developed mighty explosives that blew the two planets apart. Some of the ffleena managed to escape and ended up at the planet earth.

But on earth there was wild dogs that chased the ffleena and destroyed their robots. The ffleena soon found a replacement for their robots, a cave man.

Then Mandrake found Narda faitend in the cellar. Was it all a dream ?


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Nefertiti, Nardas angora cat.
  • Xox-202 N, Nefertiti's real name.
  • Great Xox, the cat good.


  • New York City
  • The universe
    • Fflen, a planet with a cat like race.
    • Caneen, a planet with a dog like race.

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story taken from the strip of March 13, 1971 (Next Week: Narda and the Cats).

Mandrake Lore

  • Mandrake has two dogs, a dane and a wolfhound.
  • Jed has a sail boat.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Narda and the Cats", Mandrake (1972 note: english text)

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