Lights! Camera! Danger!

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Lights! Camera! Danger!
(Re-released in 2020)
Start date: June 2nd, 2003
End date: October 11th, 2003
# of strips: 114 (19 weeks)
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Walking Man"
Followed by: "The Little House That Wasn't There"

"Lights! Camera! Danger!" is the 245th Mandrake daily story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Hollywood's I.E. Lompoc comes to visit Lothar and persuade him to play in the epic film "The Lothar Story". Lothar accept the offer if all the money he earned doing the film went to the 12 Nationes. Mandrake and Narda have a sense that there is something odd about the film project and soon the filming takes a deadly turn.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • I. E. Lompoc. An indipendent film producer and director
  • Anvil, Lompoc's driver and Lothar's stuntman
  • Zell, a cameraman
  • The Phantom
  • Guran, in the Deep Woods


Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of June 2, 2003 (Beginning: Lights! Camera! Danger!).
  • "Night of the Gruesome Creatures" directed by I. E. Lompoc, one of the worst movies ever made.

Re-released story in 2020


  • Start date: 9 November 2020 / End date: 20 March 2021


This story has been published in the following publications: