The Gangster Ship

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The Gangster Ship
Start date: June 20th, 1983
End date: August 13th, 1983
# of strips: 48 (8 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Badtown"
Followed by: "The Cruise Ship Mystery"

"The Gangster Ship" is the 182nd Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Finaly Mandrake and Lothar reaching the town. While waiting for the plane to bring them home Lothar go for a walk on the harbor. Suddenly, he is shanghaied on the "Hoodu".


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Capt. Larsen, aboard the S.S. Hoodu.


  • The town
  • Hotel Europa, in the town.


  • S.S. Hoodu, a ship.
  • S.S. Hoodoo, a ship. same as above (misspelling ?)

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is lifted from the plot.
  • This story do not end with "Next Week: New Adventure", but "Next Week: Cruise Ship".


This story has been published in the following publications:

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