The Evil Ones

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The Evil Ones
Start date: August 26, 1968
End date: December 7, 1968
# of strips: 90 (15 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Gold Crisis"
Followed by: "Battle of Xanadu"

"The Evil Ones" is the 138th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

After a performance at a college, Mandrake is approached by Mr. Nichol who says that he being plagued by demons -- evil spirits -- or something. When Mandrake and Lothar later go to visit Mr. Nichol at the Gray Moor estate, they are met unkindly by Carol and Andre. The couple say they are the adopted daughter and son-in-law of Mr. Nichol, and that Mr. Nichol himself is not at home.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. Nichol, a billionaire
  • Carol, adopted daughter of Mr. Nichol
  • Andre, son-in-law
  • Brig, a butler and member of the occult gang
  • Ed, member of the occult gang
  • Dirk, member of the occult gang
  • Mike, member of the occult gang
  • Hans, member of the occult gang


  • New York City
  • Gray Moor, Mr. Nichol's estate

Behind the scenes


  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of August 26, 1968 (Beginning: The Evil Ones)


This story has been published in the following publications:

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