The Mystery of Hojo

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The Mystery of Hojo
Start date: January 10th, 1971
End date: February 21th, 1971
# of strips: 7 (7 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Mystery"
Followed by: "The Shark"

"The Mystery of Hojo" is the 111th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Each day after prepairing breakfast Hojo take off at precisely 9:00 A.M. and returns precisely at 17:30 to prepare dinner. No one knows what he does in between and Narda and Karma are intrigued by the secret life of Hojo.


Recurring characters

One-time characters


Behind the scenes

  • The story title is from the strip of January 10th, 1971 (Beginning: The Mystery of Hojo).
    Note: At the index the title for this story is "Hojo's Secret".
  • Hojo, the 10th degree black-belt judo and karate expert. Fluent in 12 languages, can read 8 more. Student of philosophy and history.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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