Siege at Xanadu

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Siege at Xanadu
(Re-released in 2016)
Start date: July 5th, 1999
End date: October 9th, 1999
# of strips: 84 (14 weeks)
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Secret Mission"
Followed by: "The Haunted Ballroom"

"Siege at Xanadu" is the 232st Mandrake daily story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

A dark night in a dangerous section of town Luciphor seeks Derek. The two brothers have one thing in common, their brother Mandrake who a while back took away most of their power. They found that if they joined forces their power increased enough that they could destroy Mandrake and then get hold of the crystal cube.


Recurring characters

One-time characters


  • New York City
    • Xanadu
    • Whitey Chop House, a run-down night-club in a dangerous section of town


Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of July 5, 1999 (Beginning: Siege at Xanadu).

Easter Eggs

  • In his hotelroom Derek looking at The Slam Evil (The Phantom movie).
  • Luciphor's car, 39013 on the license plate.
  • Derek reading Frew, a Phantom comic book.

Re-released story in 2017


  • Start date: 12 December 2016 / End date: 18 March 2016


This story has been published in the following publications:

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