The Fear Machine

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The Fear Machine
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(Re-released in 2019)
Start date: May 13th, 2002
End date: August 24th, 2002
# of strips: 90 (15 weeks)
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Prisoner in Cell 13"
Followed by: "Mountain of Mystery"

"The Fear Machine" is the 242nd Mandrake daily story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Reboot has invented a fear machine.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Dora, a friend of Narda
  • Bill Hills, wealthy -involved in charity work
  • Sue Hills, Bill's wife
  • Mark, Dora's husbond
  • A desk clerk at a hotel
  • Doctor Kream, alias of Reboot
  • Jim, of the state police


  • New York City
    • Xanadu
    • A hotel
    • Onslow Beach Parking lot

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of Mayy 13, 2002 (Beginning: The Fear Machine !).
  • Reboot also figures in the 1999 Sundays "Rumble on the Road".

Re-released story in 2019

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  • Start date: 21 October 2019 / End date: 1 February 2020


This story has been published in the following publications: