The Supercomputer

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The Supercomputer

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Start date: February 4, 1985
End date: May 11, 1985
# of strips: 84 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Behind Death's Door"
Followed by: "Reni's Place"

"The Supercomputer" is the 188th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

A late night at Inter-Intel Jed saw a strange man who materialized. When the stranger looked at the world's most advanced computer at Inter-Intel, he laughed. Hojo asked Mandrake to spend the night in the area of the giant computer, to try to figure out what's going on.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Gritz, a controller (killer) - to hold down the population.


  • Xanadu
  • Nu Yuk, New York 49 152 years in the furure.


Behind the scenes


  • The story title is lifted from the plot.

For those who came in late

  • Princess Narda of Cockaigne, Theron (age 308) grandmaster of College of Magic, sister Elinora, twin Derek, half-brother Luciphor (the Cobra), Lothar, Karma, Chief Bradley, Hojo secret chief of Inter-Intel, Jed.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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