The Executioner from 8

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The Executioner from 8
Start date: September 7th, 1987
End date: January 9th, 1988
# of strips: 108 (18 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Deadman's Key"
Followed by: "The Clairvoyants"

"The Executioner from 8" is the 197th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

A fake author interviews Mandrake about Octon / 8 and then leaves a bomb. Xanadu is under attack with poison gas ....


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Eksman, a killer from 8.


  • Xanadu
  • Bradford and Pamet, hide-out for the 6th arm of 8.


Behind the scenes


  • The story title is lifted from the plot.

Easter Eggs – Cameos

  • Bradford and Pamet, refering to Lee Falk's summer house near Truro at Cape Cod.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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