The Mystery

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The Mystery
Start date: August 30, 1970
End date: January 3, 1971
# of strips: 19 (19 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Solar Wind"
Followed by: "The Mystery of Hojo"

"The Mystery" is the 110th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Two men came to Inter-Intel with a serious crime problem. Jed thought Mandrake was the right man to ask for help with this weird and unusual crime mystery. The two men was involved in a secret underwater experiment and research. 1200 foot deep they had a underwather sea lab, "Ocean Lab 1". Somehow, almost daily vital documents were stolen and continue to be stolen. A mystery....


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Frisky, a trained sea lion




  • Ocean Lab 1, 1200 feet below the surface
  • S.S. Neptune

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is from the strip of September 13, 1970 (Next Week: The Mystery).

Signifiant cover


This story has been published in the following publications:

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