The Evil Spirit of the East Wind

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The Evil Spirit of the East Wind
Start date: October 18th, 1982
End date: March 19th, 1983
# of strips: 132 (22 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Crater World"
Followed by: "Badtown"

"The Evil Spirit of the East Wind" is the 180th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Leaving the Crater World traveling to the town Mandrake and Lothar comming to a crossroads; both "To Town". The shortest road leading through the Evil Spirit of the East Wind. Inside a castle made ​​of glass and meet Dr. Fleur, who have discovered the fundamental difference between plants and animals. He has bred plants that move like animals to seek water, food and sunlight.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Dr. Fleur, an ingenious botanist.
  • Lummox, Dr. Fleur's servant.
  • Runt, Dr. Fleur's servant.
  • Reggie, a human-like plant.
  • Gwen, a human-like plant.


Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is lifted from the plot.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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