The UFO

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The UFO
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Start date: May 30, 1966
End date: September 17, 1966
# of strips: 96 (16 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Witches"
Followed by: "The Trail of 8"

"The UFO" is the 131st Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Is there a link between numerous reports of flying saucers and several unsolved major crimes ? A case for Mandrake...

Appearances

Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. Skinner, a miner who saw the UFO.
  • Pete, a pilot who saw the UFO.
  • Maggie, secretary at Inter-Intel.
  • Mac, works at Inter-Intel.
  • Stewe, an alian bank robber.
  • Jack, test pilot of the SPSP.
  • Dot, wife of Jack.

Locations

  • New York
  • Xanadu
  • Pottsville.
  • Rushmore.

Organizations

vehicles

  • SPSP, a self-propelled space plane. Looking like a UFO.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of May 30, 1966 (Beginning: The UFO)
  • Xanadu is a hour away (by car) from Inter-Intel.
  • At Xanadu there is a bomb shelter.

Reprints

This story has been published in the following publications:

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