The Cave Mystery

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The Cave Mystery
Start date: July 13th, 1980
End date: November 2nd, 1980
# of strips: 17
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Mandrake's Hate Club"
Followed by: "The Rat Men"

"The Cave Mystery" is the 144th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Long time ago a strange object from outer space landed on Earth. The ages pass, ice age, earthquakes, mountain rise, and the strange object became hidden under a mountain. Untill one day ...


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • A tyrannosaurus rex
  • A MP
  • A major
  • A sergant


  • An area for underground bomb test.
  • New York City

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is taken from the strip of August 17, 1980 (Next Week: The Cave Mystery cont'd).
  • In the first strip Mandrake is the narrator: "This story begins a long time ago"


This story has been published in the following publications:

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