The Shark

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The Shark
Start date: February 28th, 1971
End date: May 23rd, 1971
# of strips: 13 (13 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Mystery of Hojo"
Followed by: "The College of Magic"

"The Shark" is the 112th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Jed asks Mandrake to visit Inter-Intel as he needs help finding one of the most despicable criminals in their file, The Shark, head of a gigantic loan-shark racket.

Soon Mandrake and Lothar face "The Shark", who not only looks like a shark but even has a large tank at his office with two hungry pet sharks.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Miss Benton, works at Inter-Intel.
  • The Shark, head of a gigantic loan-shark racket.



Behind the scenes

  • Title taken from the page of Mars 7,1971 (Beginning: "The Shark")
  • First appearance of the mysterious chief at Inter-Intel as a robot.
  • Karma start working at Inter-Intel.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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