The Ghost Whale

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The Ghost Whale
Start date: June 11, 1950
End date: August 27, 1950
# of strips: 12 (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Jungle Adventure"
Followed by: "The Department Store Mystery"

"The Ghost Whale" is the 45th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

While the S.S. Argos leaves the West African port Mandrake runs into two seperat mysteries: A native fishing fleet destroyed by a "ghost whale", and a cruise ship attacked by pirates who come from nowhere and return into the sea.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Arlen Blaine
  • Jans, one of the "ghost pirates"
  • Captain of the "ghost pirates"


  • West Africa
    • A port
    • At sea


  • S.S. Argus, Blaine's yacht.

Behind the scenes

  • At the index the title for this story is "The Ghost Whale", which is lifted from the plot.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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