Return of the Tourist

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Return of the Tourist
Start date: December 9th, 2001
End date: May 12th, 2002
# of strips: 23
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Trouble with Hobbies"
Followed by: "Shadows on Devil Road"

"Return of the Tourist" is the 186th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

A short middel-aged man with glasses, hat and topcoat suddenly turn up - looking for Tutti-Frutti ice cream. It was The Tourist, a timetraveler from 3 000 years in the future. Harmless but with a talent for getting into trouble - big trouble.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Ed, a man washing his car
  • Pete, a man at a small resturant
  • Red, a man at a small amusement park
  • Ernie, a policeman
  • Timmy, a small boy trapped inside a safe
  • Checker, a would-be bank robber
  • Jack, a friend of Checker on the phone
  • Sabby, a would-be bank robber


  • New York

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of December 9th, 2001 (Beginning: Return of the Tourist).

Easter Eggs

Signifiant cover


This story has been published in the following publications:

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Mini jamaica.gif Jamaica