The Flame Pearls Pt.5: The Ghost Ship
|The Flame Pearls Pt.5:|
The Ghost Ship
|Start date:||December 29th, 1940|
|End date:||April 20th, 1941|
|# of strips:||17 (17 weeks)|
|Preceded by:||"The Flame Pearls Pt.4:|
|Followed by:||"The Flame Pearls Pt.6:|
The Witch of Tago"
Mandrake is on a scientific expedition to the South Pacific, looking for flame colored pearls. After passing through the Strangler Straits, they are attacked by a sea monster. Then the Argos comes upon a fishing-boat, drifting with all the fishermen asleep on the deck. When they wake up they tell about a mysterious Ghost Ship.
- Colonel Barton
- June, daughter of Colonel Barton.
- The doctor on Argos.
- Captain Beeker, on Argos.
- Captain Gar, on the Ghost Ship.
- Gretel, Gar's lovely daughter.
- Jim, in love with Gretel.
- South Pacific.
- The Strangler Straits.
- S.S.Argos, Colonel Barton's yacht.
- The Ghost Ship.
Behind the scenes
- The main title for this story is taken from the strip of April 14th, 1940 (Next Week: "The Flame Pearls"), while the sub title is lifted from the plot.
- The "Flame Pearls" story is a retelling of an ancient Greek myth; "Jason and the Golden Fleece".
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "O Navio Fantasma", Novo Gibi #1813 (1953)
- "Tulihelmien mysteeri (V): Aavelaiva", Mustanaamio #14 (1992)
- "Il vascello fantasma", Mandrake #3 (1971)
- "Le perle di fiamma", L'epoca d'oro di Mandrake #3 (1980)
- "Ildperlene, Spøkelseskipet", Fantomet #10 (1992)
- "El Navio Fantasma", Merlin el Mago Moderno #16 (194?)
- "Eldpärlorna", Allers Familj-Journal
- "Mysteriet med eldpärlorna del 4: Dödens sund", Fantomen #9 (1992)