The Sport of Magicians

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The Sport of Magicians
Start date: April 9th, 1989
End date: August 27th, 1989
# of strips: 21
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Singing Rocks"
Followed by: "The Dolphins"

"The Sport of Magicians" is the 161th 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. Leaving the "Singing Rocks" capt. Jon discovered hull on S.S. Kraken, and put the boat in dry dock for repairs in Barnacle City. Two bullies challenge Mandrake to play golf and tennis....


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Captain Jon, an explorer
  • The island golf champ.
  • The island tennis champ.


  • The Caribbean
  • Barnacle City


  • S.S. Kraken, Captain Jon's yacht.

Behind the scenes

  • At the index the title for this story is "The Sport of Magicians", which is lifted from the plot.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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