The Frightful School Day

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The Frightful School Day
Start date: May 14, 1984
End date: August 18, 1984
# of strips: 84 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Cloud"
Followed by: "Behind Death's Door"

"The Frightful School Day" is the 186th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and Lothar has a performance at a school in one of the worst areas of the city.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Bugs, little brother of Basher.
  • Basher, a gang leader.
  • Mr Powell, principal of the school.


  • The worst street in town

Behind the scenes


  • The story title is lifted from the plot.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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