Karma's Adventure

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Karma's Adventure
Start date: March 9th, 1970
End date: July 25th, 1970
# of strips: 120 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Cobra Strikes (The College of Magic)"
Followed by: "Hojo's Tale"

"Karma's Adventure" is the 143rd Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

With help of the amazing crystal cubes Mandrake and Theron search for the Cobra. But Hojo dropped a tray and abrupt their deep trance just when they found him. Lothar took Karma with him and visit Jed at Inter-Intel. Karma became fascinated of the secrets of Inter-Intel and asked Jed if he had a job for her. He had and hired her to their message center, starting next day. She left Xanadu early to sleep in her new apartment.

During the night Silky's gang broke in and kidnapped her. Planned to force her to tell where to find the secret entrances to Inter-Intel.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Miss Crane, first degree judo black belt and chief of the message senter at Inter-Intel.
  • Silky, a ganglord.
  • Spike, member of the gang.
  • Frank, member of the gang.




Behind the scenes


  • This story have no title, it is lifted from the plot.

Mandrake Lore

  • Karma is a singer, asked Jed for a job at Inter-Intel.
  • Karma has second degree judo black belt, speak five languages.
  • Inter-Intel have at last three secret entrances; a phone boot, a car wash and a meet market.
  • Mandrake's rogues' gallery: the Cobra, the Mole, Goliath, (the Clay Camel)

Easter Eggs

  • A mug shot with prison number 39013.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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