The Gold Crisis

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The Gold Crisis
Start date: May 13, 1968
End date: August 24, 1968
# of strips: 90 (15 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Dr Dell and 8"
Followed by: "The Evil Ones"

"The Gold Crisis" is the 137th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Gold bars have been stolen mysteriously from a half dozen national vaults. The first investigations indicate that an amazing gadget first burned throug solid bedrock and steel, then came little things like metal crocodiles taking the gold bars with them.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Meade, agent from Scotland Yard
  • Miller, agent from the security bureau
  • Captain Gold, a 30 000 years alian gold man and gold thief


  • New York City
  • Fort Knox
  • Dairy Farm, hideout for Captain Gold.


Behind the scenes


  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of May 13, 1968 (Beginning: The Gold Crisis)

The Writer

  • The part that talks about gold man's home planet was reused by Lee Falk in the short story "Time is Money".


This story has been published in the following publications:

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