The Cobra and the Cube

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The Cobra and the Cube
Start date: August 5th, 1974
End date: November 2nd, 1974
# of strips: 78 (13 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Bug Man"
Followed by: "The Search for the Cobra"

"The Cobra and the Cube" is the 158th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

In a distant dark place the Cobra trying to make a crystal cube. Using it, he found he could bring people weird terrible nightmares.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. Bigley, a rich banker.
  • Dr. Arboc, aka the Cobra




Behind the scenes


  • This story have no title, it is lifted from the plot.

Mandrake Lore

  • When Mandrake was 16 Luciphor trying to steal the crystal cubes. He almost killed Mandrake but fled when Theron turned up.
  • According to Mandrake Theron says he is 190 years old, but Mandrake believes he is about 300 years old.


  • Hojo, Lothar and Mandrake must have had a little memory loss. Asking, Lothar finds that Hojo only know that the Cobra is a super-criminal who gave Mandrake and Lothar trouble in the past.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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