The Doppelganger

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The Doppelganger
Start date: March 1st, 1993
End date: July 17th, 1993
# of strips: 120 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Narda's Dream"
Followed by: "The Ears of the Earth"

"The Doppelganger" is the 213th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

In New Fredonia the president recieved a letter bomb and was severely injured. Mandrake was friend with the president, when he was at the U.N. Now the secret chief of Inter-Intel wants Mandrake to stand in for a president targeted for death.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Juan, President of New Fredonia.
  • Zenda, wife of president Juan.
  • Carmen, Zenda's maid.
  • Carlo, Juan's valet.


  • New York.
  • New Fredonia, a plesant little democraty sourounded by drug dealers and dictators.
  • Xanadu


Behind the scenes


  • The story title is lifted from the plot.

Mandrake Lore

  • Each day Hojo parks his motorbike, and speeds into the secret world of Inter-Intel. Known to Inter-Intel as a humble worker, a janitor. But he is their unknown chief acting through a robot.

Related stories


This story has been published in the following publications:

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