The Hijacking

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The Hijacking
Start date: September 23, 1985
End date: December 14, 1985
# of strips: 72 (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Reni's Place"
Followed by: "Lothar’s Afternoon"

"The Hijacking" is the 190th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

FBI are on the trial of a gang of vicious killer terrorists. They plan to board a loaded passenger plane, flight XV69, and FBI want to catch them in act. A case for Mandrake..


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Vicky, a hijacker.
  • Rudy, a hijacker.



  • FBI

Behind the scenes


  • The story title is lifted from the plot.

Real Magic

  • Mandrake use kinetic magic to play with the phone.

Easter Eggs


This story has been published in the following publications:

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