The Case of the Headless Man

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The Case of the Headless Man
Start date: June 2, 1986
End date: September 27, 1986
# of strips: 102 (17 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Murder Contract"
Followed by: "Aleena and the Smugglers"

"The Case of the Headless Man" is the 193rd Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Leaving the dentist, still dizzy from the gaz, Narda saw somthing weird. A headless man changing his head, first to a lady's head then a regular head.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • (Malcolm) Malchom, the headless man.
  • Maggy, wife of Malchom.
  • Miss Hayes, the dentist's assistant.
  • Maud, a neighbor of Malchom.
  • Lily, a lady working in a bank.
  • Colonel and Mrs. Pee-Wee, the tiniest couple on earth.
  • Jill and Jack, eg Malchom and Maggy.


Behind the scenes


  • The story title is lifted from the plot.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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