Reni's Place

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Reni's Place
Start date: May 13, 1985
End date: September 21, 1985
# of strips: 114 (19 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Supercomputer"
Followed by: "The Hijacking"

"Reni's Place" is the 189th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

One fine day, Mandrake and Narda, along with Lothar and Karma, go sailing. Thay have a swell time. When all of sudden, Count Reni, who is a real devil in disguise, spots them. He invites them to lunch, whitch they refuse. Thwarted, he deviously lures them on his boat and drugs them.

They awaken to a confused reality. Mandrake and Lothar are left asail mid-sea and Narda and Karma are locked in a room on the boat. Soon the ladies are put in large bird cages on Renis Isle. Meanwhile, Mandrake and Lothar have surmounth various obstacles, like sharks etc. When they finaly reach their destination, they are shocked to find their companions in cages.

Now Count Reni puts them to various tests, which only if they pass, can free Narda and Karma.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Count Reni, a mad filmmaker who wants to make a "real" film.
  • Pedro, Count Reni's man.
  • Axel, Count Reni's man.
  • Cavemen.


  • Reni Isle


  • Reni Rex, Count Reni's yacht.

Behind the scenes


  • The story title is taken from the strip of May 13, 1985 (Beginning: Reni's Place).


  • At the index the title for this story is "Island of the Mad Count".

Real Magic

  • Mandrake use kinetic magic.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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