The Missing Aviatrix

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The Missing Aviatrix
(Re-released in 2018)
Start date: April 2nd, 2001
End date: August 4th, 2001
# of strips: 108 (18 weeks)
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Perilous Crossover"
Followed by: "Countdown to Oblivion"

"The Missing Aviatrix" is the 238th Mandrake daily story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

29 years ago a small airplane, carrying famous pilot Amanda Riff and her husbond, vanished over the Pacific Ocean. Now, several nights in a row Mandrake had been awakened by a ghostly visitor. The ghostly woman waving to him, as if she would get him to follow her. Could the eerie visitor be the missing aviatrix, still alive? Mandrake and Narda decides to try follow the telepathic trail to see if she could be found.

First they takes the plane to Bangalla to find out if The Phantom knows anything about the missing aviatrix. Next, they takes a plane to Eleysian Islands and start searching for Amanda Riff.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Amanda Riff, a famous pilote disappeared 29 years ago
  • The Phantom
  • Guran
  • Old Mozz, teller of tales
  • Devil, The Phantom's wolf
  • Hannes, a radio operator at Eleysian Islands
  • Captain Jolly, a pirate
  • May Riff, daughter of Amanda Riff
  • Mr. Riff, brother of Amanda Riff


  • New York
    • Xanadu
    • Riff Aircraft Company
  • Bangalla
    • Mawitaan, capital of Bangalla
    • Phantom Head Peak
    • The Whispering Grove
    • Deep Woods
      • The Skull Cave
        • The Skull Throne
  • Eleysian Islands
    • Otto Island

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of April 23, 2001 (Beginning: The Missing Aviatrix !).


  • The story starting with "For those who came in late", presenting: Mandrake, Princess Narda, Lothar, Karma, Hojo and the secret chief of Inter-Intel, Xanadu, The College of Magic, Theron, Princess Eleanore, Luciphor's Mother, Luciphor, Mandrake's childhood and the meeting with Lothar.

Related stories

Referenced in

Re-released story in 2018


  • Start date: 8 September 2018 / End date: 12 January 2019


This story has been published in the following publications:

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