The Devil's Stagecoach

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The Devil's Stagecoach
Start date: October 1st, 2000
End date: March 11th, 2001
# of strips: 24
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "High Climb to Danger"
Followed by: "The Bank Mystery"

"The Devil's Stagecoach" is the 183rd Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

After the conference "Magic in the 21st Century" Mandrake and Narda drive on a sightseeing trip. At a roadside stand the owner tells a strange tale: "Long time ago, a local cowboy made a pact with the Devil, that ended bad. Since then, that cowboy is doomed to drive the devil's stagecoach til he can find someone to take his place."


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Sheriff Bell.
  • Casper, owner of an auto rental.
  • Alibi, involved in human smuggling.
  • Big Maxine, involved in human smuggling.


  • A city out West, near the southern border.
    • Sagebrush Hotel.
    • The desert
      • Alibi's, a roadside stand.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of October 1st, 2000 (Beginning: The Devil's Stagecoach !).


This story has been published in the following publications: