Tollbooth of Terror

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Tollbooth of Terror
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(Re-released in 2019)
Start date: November 12th, 2001
End date: Frebuary 2nd, 2002
# of strips: 72 (12 weeks)
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Countdown to Oblivion"
Followed by: "Prisoner in Cell 13"

"Tollbooth of Terror" is the 240th Mandrake daily story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

On deserted highway exits a tollboot mysterious appears, and disappears. Inside the tollbot: a small troll demand jewels and money, or something awful will happend. Outside: a black car driven by a scull-faced man.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Charles, a rich man
  • Charle's wife
  • Evans, Charles driver
  • Burt, a rich man
  • Burt's wife
  • Jimmy Sweet, the scull-faced highway robber
  • Shorty O'Hare, (the troll) a crooked jockey and highway robber
  • A pilote, member of the highway robber gang
  • Thug #1, member of the highway robber gang


  • New York

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of November 17, 2001 (Beginning: Tollbooth of Terror).

Re-released story in 2019

Tollbooth of Terror re release.jpg

  • Start date: 22 April 2019 / End date: 13 July 2019


This story has been published in the following publications: