Ghost Town

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Ghost Town
Start date: July 20th, 1975
End date: November 2nd, 1975
# of strips: 16 (16 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Roadhouse"
Followed by: "The Plane Hijackers"

"Ghost Town" is the 127th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and Lothar driving towards Moxley University in Pamet Vally. At a crossroads they stop at a gas station for some gas and to ask for directions about the road to Pamet Vally.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Man at the gas station.
  • Little Joe, a ghost hitch-hiker.
  • Scarface, notorious gangster believed dead.
  • Lucky, notorious gangster believed dead.
  • Babyface, notorious gangster believed dead.
  • Mad-Dog, notorious gangster believed dead.
  • The Match King, famous swindler believed dead.
  • Wall Street Wally, famous swindler believed dead.
  • Diamond Ed, famous swindler believed dead.
  • Oil Ernie, famous swindler believed dead.
  • A Sheriff.


  • Ghost Town
    • A gas station
    • Syinide Saloon
  • Pamet Valley, mentioned only.
    • Moxly U, mentioned only.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is taken from the strip of July 20, 1975 (Beginning: "Ghost Town").
  • Moxley U, a university named after Lee Falk's wife.
  • Pamet Valley, refering to Lee Falk's summer house near Truro at Cape Cod.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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