The Floating Island

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The Floating Island
Start date: July 19th, 1987
End date: March 27th, 1988
# of strips: 37
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Kraken"
Followed by: "The Young Prince"

"The Floating Island" is the 157th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and friends are on voyage with the S.S. Kraken.

First they discovers a moving tiny square island, pulled by killer whales. The family on the floating island were survivors from a far away isle, that sank beneath the sea after a volcanic eruption years ago. The family had built the little square isle from many small rafts, covered it with earth and sand. And then with plants, vegetabiles and a few trees.

Next a pirate attack....


Recurring characters

One-time characters


  • The Caribbean


  • S.S. Kraken, Captain Jon's yacht.

Behind the scenes

  • At the index the title for this story is "The Floating Island", which is lifted from the plot.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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