The Sky Pirates

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The Sky Pirates
Start date: June 24th, 1979
End date: August 26th, 1979
# of strips: 10 (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Mysterious Birds"
Followed by: "Lothar's Workout"

"The Sky Pirates" is the 140th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

After their adventure with "The Mysterious Birds" Mandrake and Lothar takes a plane back home to New York, without being aware of three hijackers aboard.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • A purce-snatcher, at an airport
  • Plane 412
  • Peg, a hijacker
  • Jack, a hijacker
  • Joel, an airport security guard and hijacker


  • A foreign country
  • New York City

Behind the scenes

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


This story has been published in the following publications:

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