The Solar Wind

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The Solar Wind
Start date: April 26th, 1970
End date: August 23rd, 1970
# of strips: 18 (18 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The 3D Monster"
Followed by: "The Mystery"

"The Solar Wind" is the 109th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Magnon calling and visit Mandrake as a tri-dem projection. Some non human ambassadors from an other galaxy had a accident with their solar sailing ship in Earth sector, could Mandrake recieve them, giving them room to work and relax?

Zed, the ambassador from Zak, told a strange story about his home planet. In ancient time, a million years ago, the flesh people became over populated. They polluted the air, land and water. Most of the people died from plague and the rest of them in a terrible war. Only machines were left and they rebuild the world. After thousands of years the machines created living metal.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Zed, of the planet Zak
  • Chootzy, a space ship from Zak


Behind the scenes

  • At the index the title for this story is "The Solar Wind", which is lifted from the plot.
  • Karma is born in 1950.
  • New layout for the Sunday pages from June 7th 1970.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Um Caso Difícil", Condor #40 (1973) note: missing the first strip of the story.

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