The Strange Fisherman

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The Strange Fisherman
Start date: May 18, 1959
End date: August 1, 1959
# of strips: 66 (11 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Queen of the Cats"
Followed by: "The Spaceman Mystery"

"The Strange Fisherman" is the 102nd Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

The towering Rela Moutain range, remote an unexplored, is the home of the dreaded giant Rela bear. For centuries the Rela Pass have been home of the even more dreaded badits of Rela Pass. For centuries caravans were forced to use Rela Pass and have to pay tribute to the bandits. Today big planes pass over Rela without paying any tribute, not knowing of the bandit kingdom below. The hereditary King Rork came up with an idea, while Mandrake plans to go bear-hunting.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Rork, bandit king of Rela Pass


  • Rela Mountain (in East Europe ?)
    • Rela Pass


  • X-346, an airliner

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of May 18, 1959 (Beginning: The Strange Fisherman).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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