The Plane Hijackers

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The Plane Hijackers
Start date: November 8th, 1975
End date: December 28th, 1975
# of strips: 8 (8 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Ghost Town"
Followed by: "Heavy"

"The Plane Hijackers" is the 128th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and Lothar approaching the state prison when a passenger plane lands on the road in front of them.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • A Sheriff
  • Ripper White, a convict killer.
  • Mugger Smith, a convict killer.
  • Slasher Jones, a convict killer.
  • A Warden.
  • Jud, a plain hijacker.
  • Glenda, a plain hijacker.


  • The Desert
    • Ghost Town
    • The State Prison

Behind the scenes

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

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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