The Gift from 8

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The Gift from 8
Start date: July 10th, 1989
End date: October 21th, 1989
# of strips: 90 (15 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Matter Mover"
Followed by: "King Kered"

"The Gift from 8" is the 203rd Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Octon attempting to kill Mandrake, but it is a cover for the seventh arm of 8 to perform a robbery. A great gold robbery at the Federal Bank Deposit.


Recurring characters

One-time characters


  • Xanadu
  • Pamet Street, hide-out for the 7th arm of 8.


Behind the scenes


  • The story title is lifted from the plot.

Easter Eggs – Cameos

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


  • The strip of August 8th, is filled with as many as nine 8's.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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