The Underworld vs. Inter-Intel

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The Underworld vs. Inter-Intel
Start date: April 10th, 1966
End date: August 7th, 1966
# of strips: 18 (18 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Cobra Returns"
Followed by: "The Astro Pirates"

"The Underworld vs. Inter-Intel" is the 98th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Some gangster chiefs wants to destroy Inter-Intel, and their computer with files and records of criminal all over the world.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Muggs, a gang overlord.
  • Pete, a gangster.
  • Ed, a gangster.
  • Art, a gangster.
  • Agent J-2, Mr Smith.
  • Skinny Smith, agent working for Inter-Intel.
  • Mrs. Smith, wife of Skinny.
  • Tommy Smith, son of Mr and Mrs Smith.
  • George, a police man in the riot squad.
  • Maggie, secretary at Inter-Intel.


  • New York City
    • Xanadu
    • a Supermarket at Ninth and Main
    • Shore Night Club, Muggs' hide out.



  • A ring, if pressing a radio signal transmits to Inter-Intel.
  • "French Hand Laundry", used for the mobil Inter-Intel tracking units.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is from the strip of May 29, 1966 (Continued: Underworld vs. Inter-Intel!).
  • At Xanadu there is a striped phone, a direct line to Inter-Intel.
  • The secret top chief and founder of Inter-Intel are only known by the board of directors.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Guerra ao Crime", Condor #3 (1972) note: starts with the last strip of previous story.

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