|Start date:||April 15th, 1991|
|End date:||July 20th, 1991|
|# of strips:||84 (14 weeks)|
|Preceded by:||"Return of the Clay Camel...and Others"|
|Followed by:||"Dr. Loqo's Secret Formula"|
Mandrake was invited to entertain and look around at the naval base. Then someone stole Buttercup, the trained seal. Later when Mandrake fell asleep by the pool at Xanadu, he had a strange dream. When he awoke he understood why someone had kidnapped Buttercup; some terrorists planning to use Buttercup to sabotage a battleship on the naval base.
- Captain Patrick, at the naval base.
- Buttercup, trained seal at the naval base.
- Naval Base
Behind the scenes
- The story title is taken from the strip of June 20, 1991 (Tomorrow: The Terrorists).
- Mandrake presents Lothar as Prince Lothar.
- Is Mandrake clairvoyance ?
Easter Eggs – Cameos
- A book: "Phantom" by Lotty Keely, with a picture on a book cover.
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "no title" Diamond Comics Digest - Mandrake #12 (1993)
- "no title" Diamond Comics Digest - Mandrake #59 (1997)
- "La foca rubata", Mandrake - New Comics Now #349 (1995)
- "Terroristene", Fantomet #25 (1993)