|Start date:||June 10th, 1984|
|End date:||September 23rd, 1984|
|# of strips:||16|
|Preceded by:||"Dr Ffark's Cosmic Circus"|
|Followed by:||"The Central Galaxy"|
Once while speeding on a highway as Mandrake and Narda halt to call Lothar at Xanadu, a passing gang of rougues attemts to steal Mandrake's car as also kidnap Narda. Unaware of Mandrake's amazing skills, the treacherous, vain rougues disregard Mandrake's warnings and consequently Mandrake's stunning magic feats give them an unforgettable lesson of their lives. They are handed over to the police who caution Mandrake of the danger of phony hitch-hikers, trained in robbing motorists.
- Buck, member of The Purple gang
- Spike, member of The Purple gang
- Near Truro at Cape Cod.
Behind the scenes
- At the deepwoods.org index the title for this story is "The Hitchhiker", which is lifted from the plot.
- Truro, refering to Lee Falk's summer house near Truro at Cape Cod.
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "Gli autostoppisti", Mandrake - New Comics Now #108 (1984)
- "Hirsız Otostopçu", Mandrake Süper Albüm #53