The All or Nothing Hunt

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The All or Nothing Hunt
Start date: November 10th, 1968
End date: March 30th, 1969
# of strips: 21 (21 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Second Chance"
Followed by: "The Galactic Rumble"

"The All or Nothing Hunt" is the 105th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

At Xanadu a tri-dem projection of two men from outer space. Alpha and Beta have prepared a game for Mandrake to play. If Mandrake win the game he save the Earth, if he lose the Earth will be destroyed. - The All or Nothing Hunt.. The seven clues and a c-bomb are planted, now the gamblers Alpha and Beta wants Mandrake to play and try to deactivate the bomb within 100 days. Racing around the Earth Mandrake, Lothar, Narda and Hojo finding on and one clue...


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Alpha, gambler from outer space.
  • Beta, gambler from outer space.


  • New York City
  • The North Pole
  • The South Pole
  • Lua Lua, an active vulcano in the South Pacific
  • Hill 182, in the middle of the battlefield in a small "hot" war.
  • In the deep wather of the Ivory Coast.
  • Atop Mt. Everest.


Behind the scenes

  • The story title is from the strip of November 10th, 1968 (Beginning: "The All-or-Nothing Hunt").

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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