Super Shark

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Super Shark
Start date: August 18th, 1975
End date: November 15th, 1975
# of strips: 78 (13 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Thieves"
Followed by: "The Frame-Up"

"Super Shark" is the 161st Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

The two gangsters Muscles and Brains plan to build a casino and want to buy Raoul's hotel by the beach. When he refuses to sell, the gangsters became inspired by the scary movie "Super-Shark". They build a mechanical shark and with a remote control they start to terrorize the beach with numerous shark attacks.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Raoul, old friend of Mandrake.
  • Muscles, a gangster-gambler.
  • Brains, a notorious con man.
  • Super-Shark, a movie.


Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of August 18th, 1975 (Beginning: Super-Shark).
  • The movie "Super-Shark"; inspired by "Jaws" – the American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg which premiered on June 20, 1975.
  • This story does not end with "Next Week: New Adventure".


This story has been published in the following publications:

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