The Santa Claus Pirates
|The Santa Claus Pirates|
|Start date:||September 3rd, 1944|
|End date:||December 3rd, 1944|
|# of strips:||14 (14 weeks)|
|Preceded by:||"The Circus Adventure"|
|Followed by:||"Fountain of Youth"|
Mandrake, Narda and Lothar are going on a scientific cruise to chart tropical waters. Sailing the Florida "Keys", the yacht Raven is attacked by a pirate galleon which proves to be captained by the Santa Claus Pirate.
- An old sailer, on the Raven.
- The Captain, on the Raven.
- The Santa Claus Pirate, captain on a black buccaneeer.
- "Tiger" Shark; a ex-crook, ex-gambler, ex-murderer and now the Santa Claus Pirate.
- Teach, a mutineer.
- The Florida "Keys".
- S.S. Raven, a yacht.
Behind the scenes
- At the deepwoods.org index the title for this story is "The Santa Claus Pirates", which is lifted from the plot.
- Narda's first appearance in a Sunday story.
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "Il corsaro Babbo Natale", Super Albo #26 (1963)
- "Il corsaro Babbo Natale", Mandrake #64 (1974)
- "Il corsaro Babbo Natale", Mandrake - New Comics Now #42 (1981)
- "no title", Mandrake - La rotta delle meraviglie (2004)
- "The Santa Claus Pirates", Mandrake the Magician (2005) Note: English text !!
- "Gusar deda mraz", Biblioteka Nostalgija #13 (1991)
- "El pirata papa noel", Merlin el Mago Moderno #32 (194?)