The Blue Thing

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The Blue Thing
Start date: May 21st, 1972
End date: September 3rd, 1972
# of strips: 16 (16 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Emile, Emir of Emmo"
Followed by: "The Basilisk"

"The Blue Thing" is the 117th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Suddenly a mysterious blue thing appear, pulling animals and people right into it, like a super vacuum cleaner. First a horse, next a girl, a cop, a drunk and finally Mandrake and Lothar. On the other side of the blue magnetic whirepool they find them selves in another dimension. Where the strange alian universe is populated with crystalline creatures.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Storm King, a racehorse
  • Star King, King of the crystal creatures.
  • Hex, 6 sided crystal creatures.
  • Quad, 4 sided crystal creatures.
  • Tri, 3 sided crystal creatures.


  • New York City
  • A parallel universe

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of May 21, 1972 (Beginning: "The Blue Thing").

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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