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The Phantom is a long-running American adventure comic strip, first published by Mandrake the Magician creator Lee Falk in February 1936. The main character, the Phantom, is a fictional costumed crime-fighter who operates from the fictional African country of Bangalla. The character has been adapted for television, film and video games.

The series began with a daily newspaper strip on February 17, 1936, followed by a color Sunday strip on May 28, 1939; both are still running as of 2015. At its peak, the strip was read by over 100 million people daily.

Falk worked on The Phantom until his death in 1999; the comic strip is currently written by Tony DePaul and drawn by Paul Ryan (Monday-Saturday) and Terry Beatty (Sunday). Previous artists on the newspaper strip include Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy, Bill Lignante, Sy Barry, George Olesen, Keith Williams, Fred Fredericks, Graham Nolan and Eduardo Barreto.  phantom05

New Phantom stories are published in comic book format by Dynamite Entertainment and Hermes Press in the United States and Frew Publications in Australia. In the strip, the Phantom is 21st in a line of crime-fighters which began in 1536, when the father of British sailor Christopher Walker was killed during a pirate attack. Swearing an oath on the skull of his father’s murderer to fight evil, Christopher began a legacy of the Phantom which would pass from father to son. Nicknames for the Phantom include “The Ghost Who Walks”, “Guardian of the Eastern Dark” and “The Man Who Cannot Die”.

Unlike other fictional costumed heroes, the Phantom has no superpowers and relies on his strength, intelligence and reputed immortality to defeat his foes. The 21st Phantom is married to Diana Palmer; they met while he studied in the United States and have two children, Kit and Heloise. He has a trained wolf, Devil, and a horse named Hero. Like the previous Phantoms, he lives in the ancient Skull Cave.

The Phantom was the first fictional hero to wear the skintight costume which has became a hallmark of comic-book superheroes, and was the first shown in a mask with no visible pupils (another superhero standard).

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The Phantom began as a daily strip on February 17, 1936 with “The Singh Brotherhood”, written by Falk and drawn by him for two weeks and then by Ray Moore (assistant to artist Phil Davis on Mandrake the Magician). That year, The Phantom was serialized in the Australian Woman’s Mirror. A Sunday Phantom strip was added on May 28, 1939.

During World War II Falk joined the Office of War Information, where he became chief of the radio foreign-language division. Moore also served during the war and left the strip to his assistant, Wilson McCoy. When Moore returned he worked sporadically on the strip until 1949, when McCoy succeeded him. During McCoy’s tenure, The Phantom appeared in thousands of newspapers worldwide and was smuggled by boat into Nazi-occupied Norway during the war; “Phantom” was a password for the Norwegian resistance movement.

McCoy died unexpectedly in 1961. Carmine Infantino and Bill Lignante (who later drew several Phantom stories for comic books) filled in before a successor was found in Sy Barry. During Barry’s early years he and Falk modernized the strip, laying the foundation for what is considered the Phantom’s modern look. Under Barry, Bengalla became a democracy and the character of President Lamanda Luaga was introduced. Barry worked on The Phantom for over 30 years until his 1994 retirement, drawing a total of about 11,000 strips. phantom02

His longtime assistant George Olesen remained on the strip as penciller, with Keith Williams inking the daily strip. The Sunday strip was inked by Eric Doescher until Fred Fredericks succeeded him in 1995.

Falk continued to script The Phantom and Mandrake until his death on March 13, 1999. His last daily and Sunday strip stories, “Terror at the Opera” and “The Kidnappers”, were finished by his wife Elizabeth after her husband pulled off his oxygen mask in the hospital to dictate the storyline. After Falk’s death King Features cooperated with European comic publisher Egmont, publisher of the Swedish Fantomen magazine (which changed from publishing Phantom stories in comic-book format to providing the newspaper strip as well) by adapting their own Phantom comic-book stories into the strip format. Fantomen writers Tony De Paul and Claes Reimerthi alternated as writers of the newspaper strip after Falk died, with De Paul handling the daily strips and Reimerthi the Sunday ones. De Paul would later become the strip’s sole writer. Some stories were adapted from those originally published in Fantomen.

In 2000, Olesen and Fredericks retired from the Sunday strip. It was continued by comic-book artist Graham Nolan, who had drawn three Fantomen covers. In early 2005 Olesen and Williams left the daily strip after Olesen retired, and artist Paul Ryan (who had worked on the Fantomen comic stories and had been a fan of the character since childhood) took over the daily strip. Ryan succeeded Nolan as artist on the Sunday strip in 2007. On July 31, 2011, Eduardo Barreto became the Sunday-page artist. He died after only a few months, and Ryan temporarily took over the Sunday page again on January 15, 2012 (which featured a memorial to Barreto). Ryan also did the following week’s strip, before Terry Beatty became Barreto’s replacement.

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The Moore and McCoy years

Raymond S. Moore (1905 – January 13, 1984), better known as Ray Moore, was the co-creator, together with Lee Falk, and first artist on what would grow to become the world’s most popular adventure comic strip, The Phantom, which started in 1936.[1] Moore had previously worked as Phil Davis’ assistant on the Lee Falk-created Mandrake the Magician comic strip, which was why he was thought to be a suitable choice to draw Falk’s new creation.

Robert Wilson McCoy (April 6, 1902 – July 20, 1961) was an American illustrator and painter best known as the second artist on the (still running) The Phantom comic strip. He always went by his middle name and signed The Phantom as Wilson McCoy, but his other artwork was signed R. Wilson McCoy.

001 The Singh Brotherhood 17 Feb 1936 7 Nov 1936
002 The Sky Band 9 Nov 1936 10 Apr 1937

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003 War in the Jungle 12 Apr 1937 18 Sep 1937
004 Little Toma 20 Sep 1937 5 Feb 1938
005 The Prisoner of the Himalayas 7 Feb 1938 18 Jun 1938
006 Adventure in Algiers 20 Jun 1938 23 Jul 1938
007 The Shark’s Nest 25 Jul 1938 5 Nov 1938
008 Fishers of Pearls 7 Nov 1938 28 Jan 1939
009 The Slave Traders 30 Jan 1939 6 May 1939

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010 The Mysterious Girl 8 May 1939 2 Sep 1939
011 The Golden Circle 4 Sep 1939 20 Jan 1940
012 The Sea Horse 22 Jan 1940 27 Jul 1940
013 The Game of Alvar 29 Jul 1940 14 Dec 1940
014 Diana Aviatrix Lost 16 Dec 1940 12 Jul 1941
015 The Phantom’s Treasure 14 Jul 1941 31 Jan 1942

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016 The Inexorables 2 Feb 1942 9 Jan 1943
017 Bent Beak Broder 11 Jan 1943 22 May 1943
018 The Phantom’s Engagement 24 May 1943 24 Jul 1943
019 High Seas Highjacker 26 Jul 1943 26 Feb 1944
020 Diana 28 Feb 1944 20 May 1944
021 The Crooner 22 May 1944 26 Aug 1944

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022 The Maharajah’s Daughter 28 Aug 1944 24 Mar 1945
023 The Blue Gang 26 Mar 1945 26 May 1945
024 Lago the Lake God 28 May 1945 11 Aug 1945
025 The Wild Girl 13 Aug 1945 10 Nov 1945
026 The Mermaids of Melo Straits 12 Nov 1945 16 Feb 1946
027 Princess Valerie 18 Feb 1946 13 Jul 1946
028 Queen Asta of Trondelay 15 Jul 1946 26 Oct 1946
029 Mister Hog 28 Oct 1946 29 Mar 1947

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030 Romance 31 Mar 1947 29 Nov 1947
031 The Devil Road 1 Dec 1947 22 May 1948
032 The Girls 24 May 1948 30 Oct 1948
033 The Masked Marvel 1 Nov 1948 19 Feb 1949
034 Fathers and Sons 21 Feb 1949 23 Apr 1949
035 The Flirtatious Princess 25 Apr 1949 20 Aug 1949

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036 The Thuggees 22 Aug 1949 25 Feb 1950
037 The Ape Idol of the Durugu 27 Feb 1950 6 May 1950
038 The Movie Stars 8 May 1950 9 Sep 1950
039 The White Monkey 11 Sep 1950 2 Dec 1950
040 The Gray Gang 4 Dec 1950 24 Mar 1951
041 Whirlpool Channel 26 Mar 1951 16 Jun 1951
042 The Tiger Girl 18 Jun 1951 15 Sep 1951
043 The Governor’s Family 17 Sep 1951 1 Dec 1951

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044 The Professor 3 Dec 1951 15 Mar 1952
045 The Jungle Patrol 17 Mar 1952 31 May 1952
046 Bobo the Toy Dog 2 Jun 1952 19 Jul 1952
047 The Great Ajax 21 Jul 1952 11 Oct 1952
048 The Toad Men 13 Oct 1952 28 Feb 1953
049 The Lady from Nowhere 2 Mar 1953 20 Jun 1953
050 The Matchmaker 22 Jun 1953 10 Oct 1953
051 The Super Apes 12 Oct 1953 30 Jan 1954

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052 Ragon’s Game 1 Feb 1954 5 Jun 1954
053 The Mob 7 Jun 1954 11 Sep 1954
054 The Wrestling Tourney 13 Sep 1954 18 Dec 1954
055 Aboard the SS Gay 20 Dec 1954 12 Mar 1955
056 The Slimming of Prince Tagon 14 Mar 1955 21 May 1955
057 Captain Kidder’s Treasure 23 May 1955 30 Jul 1955
058 Dr Axel and the Witchmen 1 Aug 1955 8 Oct 1955
059 Queen Sansamor and the Sixth Man 10 Oct 1955 21 Jan 1956
060 The Wisdom of Solomon 23 Jan 1956 25 Feb 1956
061 U-Town 27 Feb 1956 19 May 1956

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062 The Grove of the Sleeping Giant 21 May 1956 1 Sep 1956
063 The Shoplifters 3 Sep 1956 17 Nov 1956
064 The Heavyweight Champion 19 Nov 1956 12 Jan 1957
065 Wambo the Gambler 14 Jan 1957 30 Mar 1957
066 The White Princess 1 Apr 1957 29 Jun 1957
067 The Valley of No Return 1 Jul 1957 21 Sep 1957
068 The Crown Jewels of Corba 23 Sep 1957 21 Dec 1957
069 The Scorpia 23 Dec 1957 3 May 1958
070 The Two Signs 5 May 1958 23 Aug 1958
071 The Crybaby 25 Aug 1958 1 Nov 1958

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072 The Underwater Diamond Thieves 3 Nov 1958 7 Mar 1959
073 The Betrothal 9 Mar 1959 13 Jun 1959
074 The Swamp Rats 15 Jun 1959 3 Oct 1959
075 The Flying Horse 5 Oct 1959 16 Jan 1960
076 The Reporter 18 Jan 1960 2 Apr 1960
077 The Monkey Mail 4 Apr 1960 6 Aug 1960
078 The Jungle Olympics 8 Aug 1960 29 Oct 1960
079 The 50th Wife 31 Oct 1960 25 Feb 1961
080 The Iron Dragon 27 Feb 1961 13 May 1961
081 The Werewolf 15 May 1961 19 Aug 1961

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The Sy Barry years

Seymour “Sy” Barry (born March 12, 1928) is an American comic-book and comic-strip artist, best known for his work on the strip The Phantom, which he inked for more than three decades.

082 The Slave Market of Mucar 21 Aug 1961 10 Feb 1962
083 The Epidemic 12 Feb 1962 16 Jun 1962
084 The Wharf Rats 18 Jun 1962 13 Oct 1962
085 The Mysterious Ambassador 15 Oct 1962 1 Jun 1963
086 The Mystery of the Island of Dogs 3 Jun 1963 14 Dec 1963
087 The Drummer of Timpenni 16 Dec 1963 21 Mar 1964
088 The Reef 23 Mar 1964 27 Jun 1964
089 The Adventures of Lucy Cary 29 Jun 1964 12 Dec 1964

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090 The Bad Ones 14 Dec 1964 17 Apr 1965
091 The Hanta Witch 19 Apr 1965 31 Jul 1965
092 Prince Hali and the White Stallion 2 Aug 1965 1 Jan 1966
093 Bullets’ Town 3 Jan 1966 28 May 1966
094 The Killer 30 May 1966 10 Sep 1966
095 The Sea God 12 Sep 1966 24 Dec 1966
096 The Satchel 26 Dec 1966 18 Mar 1967
097 The Crime School 20 Mar 1967 24 Jun 1967

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098 Deadman’s Point 26 Jun 1967 30 Sep 1967
099 The Rogue Elephant 2 Oct 1967 20 Jan 1968
100 Jungle Olympics 22 Jan 1968 4 May 1968
101 The Frame-Up 6 May 1968 6 Jul 1968
102 The Hydra 8 Jul 1968 12 Oct 1968
103 The Art Thieves 14 Oct 1968 8 Feb 1969
104 The Masked Ball 10 Feb 1969 22 Mar 1969
105 The Jungle Home 24 Mar 1969 21 Jun 1969
106 Rex, the Missing Heir 23 Jun 1969 4 Oct 1969
107 The Gladiator 6 Oct 1969 17 Jan 1970

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108 The Missing Daddy 19 Jan 1970 18 Apr 1970
109 Luaga’s Undercover Tour 20 Apr 1970 25 Jul 1970
110 The Mission 27 Jul 1970 5 Dec 1970
111 Yes 7 Dec 1970 13 Feb 1971
112 The Fence 15 Feb 1971 8 May 1971
113 The Mysterious Passenger 10 May 1971 24 Jul 1971
114 The Vultures 26 Jul 1971 6 Nov 1971
115 The Lost City of Pheenix 8 Nov 1971 8 Jan 1972

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116 The Witchman 10 Jan 1972 8 Apr 1972
117 The Tanker-Jackers 10 Apr 1972 15 Jul 1972
118 The Keeper of the Peace 17 Jul 1972 14 Oct 1972
119 The Giant of Kaluga 16 Oct 1972 27 Jan 1973
120 The Trial of Patrolman Zokko 29 Jan 1973 5 May 1973
121 The Things 7 May 1973 18 Aug 1973
122 Vandal-Looters 20 Aug 1973 24 Nov 1973
123 The Pampered Princess 26 Nov 1973 30 Mar 1974

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124 The Curse of the Sacred Image 1 Apr 1974 24 Aug 1974
125 The Normal Life 26 Aug 1974 28 Dec 1974
126 The Cavelands 30 Dec 1974 19 Apr 1975
127 T 21 Apr 1975 13 Sep 1975
128 Hzzz 15 Sep 1975 29 Nov 1975
129 Star of Bangalla 1 Dec 1975 6 Mar 1976
130 Mystery of Kula-Ku 8 Mar 1976 31 Jul 1976
131 S.S. Blitz 2 Aug 1976 30 Oct 1976

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132 Return of the Terrorists 1 Nov 1976 19 Feb 1977
133 The Proposal 21 Feb 1977 2 Apr 1977
134 Guardian of the Eastern Dark 4 Apr 1977 13 Aug 1977
135 The Tyrant of Tarakimo 15 Aug 1977 29 Oct 1977
136 Phantom Wedding Best story 1978 (SE) 31 Oct 1977 4 Feb 1978
137 The Three Bandits 6 Feb 1978 15 Apr 1978
138 Return to Tarakimo 17 Apr 1978 16 Sep 1978
139 Jungle City 18 Sep 1978 16 Dec 1978

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140 The Heirs Best story 1979 (NO) 18 Dec 1978 19 May 1979
141 Jungle Gold 21 May 1979 8 Sep 1979
142 The Return of General Bababu 10 Sep 1979 16 Feb 1980
143 The Tree House 18 Feb 1980 19 Jul 1980
144 The Poachers 21 Jul 1980 1 Nov 1980
145 Gooroo’s Jungle Muggers 3 Nov 1980 4 Apr 1981
146 The Hostages 6 Apr 1981 4 Jul 1981

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147 The Phantom’s Vacation 6 Jul 1981 12 Sep 1981
148 The Return of Gooroo’s Mob 14 Sep 1981 16 Jan 1982
149 Tale of Rex Best story 1983 (NO) 18 Jan 1982 11 Sep 1982
150 Queen Karola of Kula-Ku 13 Sep 1982 12 Feb 1983
151 Ughland 14 Feb 1983 2 Jul 1983
152 Visit to Baronkhan 4 Jul 1983 26 Nov 1983
153 Luck and Wealth 28 Nov 1983 26 May 1984

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154 The Kimberly Diamonds 28 May 1984 8 Sep 1984
155 The Embassy Siege 10 Sep 1984 22 Dec 1984
156 The Presidents 24 Dec 1984 1 Jun 1985
157 Drug Busters 3 Jun 1985 7 Sep 1985
158 The Lake Lady 9 Sep 1985 1 Mar 1986
159 Ruler of Baronkhan 3 Mar 1986 5 Jul 1986

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160 The Tarashima Terrorists 7 Jul 1986 11 Apr 1987
161 The Snake Goddess 13 Apr 1987 12 Sep 1987
162 Zabadabah 14 Sep 1987 16 Jan 1988
163 The Man-Thing 18 Jan 1988 21 May 1988
164 Great Raptor of Rhua 23 May 1988 3 Sep 1988

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165 Chasamba 5 Sep 1988 4 Feb 1989
166 Rex: Prince of Baronkhan 6 Feb 1989 5 Aug 1989
167 Massacre at Walker’s Table 7 Aug 1989 11 Nov 1989
168 The Death Threat 13 Nov 1989 24 Mar 1990
169 The Master of Eden 26 Mar 1990 16 Jun 1990
170 Attack of the Witchmen 18 Jun 1990 13 Oct 1990
171 The Valley of the Elephants 15 Oct 1990 2 Feb 1991

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172 Zima, The Rogue Elephant 4 Feb 1991 8 Jun 1991
173 The Jungle Patrol v The Drug Cartel 10 Jun 1991 2 Nov 1991
174 King Bongong 4 Nov 1991 1 Feb 1992
175 Prince Rex and Princess Alicia 3 Feb 1992 25 Apr 1992
176 Blackie 27 Apr 1992 18 Jul 1992
177 The Attilan Mystery 20 Jul 1992 6 Feb 1993

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178 The Moxley Awards 8 Feb 1993 19 Jun 1993
179 Nukes 21 Jun 1993 13 Nov 1993
180 Dinosaur 15 Nov 1993 12 Feb 1994
181 The Plotters 14 Feb 1994 4 Jun 1994
182 The Phantom Cowboy , , 6 Jun 1994 17 Dec 1994

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The Keith Williams years

Keith Williams (born September 16, 1957) is an American comic book and comic strip artist. He is best known for illustrating The Phantom for over a decade together with George Olesen. He also worked on Superman with John Byrne.

183 Buried Treasure – 19 Dec 1994 29 Apr 1995
184 The Beasts of Phantom Head Peak – 1 May 1995 2 Sep 1995
185 Raiders of the Eastern Dark – 4 Sep 1995 6 Jan 1996
186 Mr Big – 8 Jan 1996 18 May 1996
187 Drama on Eden – 20 May 1996 30 Nov 1996

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188 Prince Rex – Kidnapped – 2 Dec 1996 29 Mar 1997
189 The Silks of Emira – 31 Mar 1997 26 Jul 1997
190 The Shaman – 28 Jul 1997 15 Nov 1997
191 Joomkar’s Crown – 17 Nov 1997 18 Apr 1998

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192 The Crater – 20 Apr 1998 26 Sep 1998
193 The Dakk Pirates – 28 Sep 1998 9 Jan 1999
194 The Albee – 11 Jan 1999 13 Mar 1999
195 Terror at the Opera – 15 Mar 1999 10 July 1999

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The post-Falk era

196 The Ghost Wall – 12 July 1999 20 Oct 1999
197 The Halloween Kidnappers – 21 Oct 1999 15 Jan 2000

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SUNDAYS

The Moore, McCoy and Lignante years

Robert Wilson McCoy (April 6, 1902 – July 20, 1961) was an American illustrator and painter best known as the second artist on the (still running) The Phantom comic strip. He always went by his middle name and signed The Phantom as Wilson McCoy, but his other artwork was signed R. Wilson McCoy.

Raymond S. Moore (1905 – January 13, 1984), better known as Ray Moore, was the co-creator, together with Lee Falk, and first artist on what would grow to become the world’s most popular adventure comic strip, The Phantom, which started in 1936.[1] Moore had previously worked as Phil Davis’ assistant on the Lee Falk-created Mandrake the Magician comic strip, which was why he was thought to be a suitable choice to draw Falk’s new creation.

William Gaetano Lignante (March 20, 1925 – February 27, 2018[1]) was an American artist notable for his varied career as a comic book illustrator, comic strip artist, animator and television courtroom sketch artist.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lignante was in the Navy and studied art at Pratt Institute. He first drew The Phantom when he completed a strip left unfinished after the death of Wilson McCoy in 1961.
He then drew the Sunday strip from August, 1961 to May 1962.

001 The League of Lost Men 28 May 1939 15 Oct 1939
002 The Precious Cargo of Colonel Winn 22 Oct 1939 10 Mar 1940
003 The Fire Goddess 17 Mar 1940 21 Jul 1940
004 The Beachcomber 28 Jul 1940 29 Dec 1940
005 The Saboteurs 5 Jan 1941 23 Feb 1941
006 The Return of the Sky Band 2 Mar 1941 22 Feb 1942
007 The Impostor 1 Mar 1942 11 Oct 1942
008 Castle in the Clouds , 18 Oct 1942 18 Apr 1943
009 The Ismani Cannibals 25 Apr 1943 4 Jul 1943
010 Hamid the Terrible 11 Jul 1943 25 Jun 1944

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011 The Childhood of the Phantom 2 Jul 1944 7 Jan 1945
012 The Golden Princess 14 Jan 1945 24 Jun 1945
013 The Strange Fisherman 1 Jul 1945 2 Dec 1945
014 Queen Pera the Perfect 9 Dec 1945 17 Mar 1946
015 King of Beasts 24 Mar 1946 4 Aug 1946
016 The Scarlet Sorceress , 11 Aug 1946 22 Dec 1946
017 The 12 Tasks , 29 Dec 1946 29 Jun 1947
018 The Dragon God 6 Jul 1947 16 Nov 1947
019 The Marshall Sisters , 23 Nov 1947 16 May 1948
020 The Phantom Trophy 23 May 1948 5 Sep 1948
021 The Haunted Castle , 12 Sep 1948 13 Feb 1949
022 Fathers and Sons 20 Feb 1949 24 Apr 1949
023 The Flirtatious Princess 1 May 1949 21 Aug 1949
024 The Thuggees 28 Aug 1949 19 Feb 1950

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025 The Ape Idol of the Durugu 26 Feb 1950 7 May 1950
026 The Mysterious Passenger 14 May 1950 16 Jul 1950
027 Jungle King 23 Jul 1950 22 Oct 1950
028 The Phantom’s Ring 29 Oct 1950 10 Jun 1951
029 The Rope People 17 Jun 1951 4 Nov 1951
030 Tale of Devil 11 Nov 1951 23 Mar 1952
031 The ‘Copter Pirates 30 Mar 1952 13 Jul 1952
032 The Female Phantom 20 Jul 1952 12 Oct 1952
033 Diana and the Bank Robbers 19 Oct 1952 1 Feb 1953
034 The Chain 8 Feb 1953 24 May 1953
035 Madcap Miriam 31 May 1953 18 Oct 1953
036 The Imaginary Playmate 25 Oct 1953 31 Jan 1954
037 The Belt 7 Feb 1954 6 Jun 1954
038 The Master Spy 13 Jun 1954 10 Oct 1954
039 Alexander’s Cup 17 Oct 1954 27 Feb 1955
040 The Gibs Brothers 6 Mar 1955 3 Apr 1955

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041 The Crescent Cult 10 Apr 1955 7 Aug 1955
042 The Horned Star Demons 14 Aug 1955 6 Nov 1955
043 A Proper Husband 13 Nov 1955 12 Feb 1956
044 The Jungle Tourneys 19 Feb 1956 20 May 1956
045 Pirate Day 27 May 1956 19 Aug 1956
046 The Rattle 26 Aug 1956 13 Jan 1957
047 Danglor, International Bank Thief 20 Jan 1957 7 Apr 1957
048 A Lesson for Prince Orq 14 Apr 1957 18 Aug 1957
049 The Frameup 25 Aug 1957 22 Dec 1957
050 The Monster of Green Valley 29 Dec 1957 27 Jul 1958

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051 The Plant God of the Massau 3 Aug 1958 21 Dec 1958
052 A Tale of the Good Mark 28 Dec 1958 14 Jun 1959
053 The Childhood of the Phantom 21 Jun 1959 3 Jan 1960
054 The River Gang 10 Jan 1960 22 May 1960
055 The Honeymooners 29 May 1960 23 Oct 1960
056 The Goggle-Eye Pirates 30 Oct 1960 26 Mar 1961
057 Fluffy 2 Apr 1961 13 Aug 1961
058 The Limper , Infantino, Lignante 20 Aug 1961 29 Oct 1961
059 Queen Samaris XII Lignante 5 Nov 1961 13 May 1962

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The Sy Barry years

Seymour “Sy” Barry (born March 12, 1928) is an American comic-book and comic-strip artist, best known for his work on the strip The Phantom, which he inked for more than three decades.

060 Treasure of the Skull Cave 20 May 1962 28 Oct 1962
061 The Astronaut and the Pirates 4 Nov 1962 12 May 1963
062 Old Baldy 19 May 1963 15 Dec 1963
063 The Giant Bird of Gandor 22 Dec 1963 28 Jun 1964
064 The Founding of the Jungle Patrol 5 Jul 1964 24 Jan 1965
065 The Great Web of Spidera 31 Jan 1965 27 Jun 1965
066 Mystery of Wamba Falls Inn 4 Jul 1965 24 Oct 1965
067 The Veiled Lady 31 Oct 1965 8 May 1966
068 Rex King 15 May 1966 11 Dec 1966
069 The Golden Sands of Keela-Wee 18 Dec 1966 2 Apr 1967
070 The Lions of Kukhan 9 Apr 1967 6 Aug 1967
071 The Super-Jet Gang 13 Aug 1967 26 Nov 1967
072 Strangers at Keela-Wee 3 Dec 1967 24 Mar 1968
073 The Little Ones 31 Mar 1968 11 Aug 1968

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A complete Phantom S064 – The Founding of the Jungle Patrol

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074 The Black Gold Pirates 18 Aug 1968 29 Dec 1968
075 Walker’s Table 5 Jan 1969 20 Apr 1969
076 The Hijackers 27 Apr 1969 3 Aug 1969
077 The Missing Link 10 Aug 1969 7 Dec 1969
078 The Golden People 14 Dec 1969 29 Mar 1970
079 The Dolphins 5 Apr 1970 14 Jun 1970
080 The Beach 21 Jun 1970 13 Sep 1970
081 Alexander’s Diamond Cup 20 Sep 1970 7 Feb 1971
082 The Tale of the Gooley-Gooley Witch 14 Feb 1971 9 May 1971
083 The Stolen Trophy 16 May 1971 1 Aug 1971
084 The Wig 8 Aug 1971 31 Oct 1971
085 Tale of the Good Mark 7 Nov 1971 6 Feb 1972
086 The Smugglers 13 Feb 1972 14 May 1972
087 The Massacre 21 May 1972 27 Aug 1972
088 The Bike Gang 3 Sep 1972 5 Nov 1972

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089 The Hawk Master 12 Nov 1972 11 Feb 1973
090 The Sky Divers 18 Feb 1973 27 May 1973
091 Rex and the Little People 3 Jun 1973 16 Sep 1973
092 The Golden Wood 23 Sep 1973 23 Dec 1973
093 Phantom Treasure 30 Dec 1973 9 Jun 1974
094 Tale of Joomba 16 Jun 1974 29 Dec 1974
095 Little Girl 5 Jan 1975 11 May 1975
096 The First Phantom 18 May 1975 10 Aug 1975
097 The Golden Beach 17 Aug 1975 21 Dec 1975
098 The Blue Giant 28 Dec 1975 11 Apr 1976

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099 Joonkar and the Slavers 18 Apr 1976 29 Aug 1976
100 The Stolen Ring 5 Sep 1976 19 Dec 1976
101 The Swamp Dragon 26 Dec 1976 17 Apr 1977
102 The Hunters 24 Apr 1977 7 Aug 1977
103 The Delta Pirates 14 Aug 1977 23 Oct 1977
104 The Wedding of the Phantom 30 Oct 1977 5 Feb 1978
105 The Three Bandits 12 Feb 1978 16 Apr 1978
106 What’s Wrong with Hzz? 16 Apr 1978 23 Jul 1978

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107 The Star of Bangalla 30 Jul 1978 5 Nov 1978
108 The Heirs 12 Nov 1978 20 May 1979
109 Jungle Olympics 27 May 1979 2 Sep 1979
110 The Name 9 Sep 1979 9 Dec 1979

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111 The Vault of Missing Men 16 Dec 1979 1 Jun 1980
112 The Uninvited Visitors 8 Jun 1980 16 Nov 1980
113 Crook’s Haven 23 Nov 1980 24 May 1981
114 Crazy Louie’s Story 31 May 1981 8 Nov 1981
115 Kit and the Little People 15 Nov 1981 11 Apr 1982

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116 The Terrorists 18 Apr 1982 5 Sep 1982
117 The Missing Link Family 12 Sep 1982 16 Jan 1983
118 Mysterious Karapura 23 Jan 1983 31 Jul 1983
119 The Eastern Dark 7 Aug 1983 29 Jan 1984
120 The Golden Beach of Keela-Wee 5 Feb 1984 6 May 1984

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121 The Deadliest Animals in the Jungle 13 May 1984 19 Aug 1984
122 The Third Phantom 26 Aug 1984 17 Feb 1985
123 The Whispering Grove 24 Feb 1985 9 Jun 1985
124 The Forest Giants 16 Jun 1985 5 Jan 1986
125 Phantom Head Peak 12 Jan 1986 27 Apr 1986
126 Sunken Treasure 4 May 1986 31 Aug 1986
127 The Escaped Convicts 7 Sep 1986 21 Dec 1986

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A complete Phantom S123 – The whispering grove

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128 Queen Amaza’s Mate 28 Dec 1986 28 Jun 1987
129 The Twins’ 8th Birthday 5 Jul 1987 27 Sep 1987
130 The Irrondi and the Great Ones 4 Oct 1987 10 Apr 1988
131 The Bride of Xali 17 Apr 1988 17 Jul 1988
132 Exodus of the Little People 24 Jul 1988 26 Feb 1989
133 Death from the Sky 5 Mar 1989 23 Jul 1989
134 Captain Amazon – Pirate Queen 30 Jul 1989 7 Jan 1990
135 The Eastern Dark at Janorra 14 Jan 1990 13 May 1990

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136 Return of the Thuggees 20 May 1990 11 Aug 1991
137 The Fourth Son 18 Aug 1991 17 May 1992
138 Tiger, Tiger 24 May 1992 6 Dec 1992

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139 How The Phantom Saved The Earth 13 Dec 1992 18 Jul 1993
140 The Jungle Olympics 25 Jul 1993 16 Jan 1994
141 The Isle of Death 23 Jan 1994 3 Jul 1994
142 Phantom World , , Doescher 10 Jul 1994 4 Dec 1994

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The Fred Fredericks years

Harold “Fred” Fredericks, Jr. (August 9, 1929 – March 10, 2015) was an American cartoonist who drew the Mandrake the Magician comic strip from June 1965, taking over for the late Phil Davis. Creator Lee Falk modernized the comic when Fredericks took over the strip, making it more reality-based by focusing less on science fiction and fantasy, and making Mandrake operate more like a secret agent, often helping out the police with cases they could not solve.

Fredericks is also well known for inking The Phantom Sunday strips 1995 to 2000 (pencilled by George Olesen); Graham Nolan succeeded Fredericks when he decided to concentrate fully on Mandrake.

143 Battle of the Jungle Boys Doescher, , 11 Dec 1994 17 Sep 1995
144 Queen Medusa , 24 Sep 1995 26 May 1996
145 The Lookout , 2 Jun 1996 24 Nov 1996
146 Dig , 1 Dec 1996 24 Aug 1997

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147 Waterman , 31 Aug 1997 19 Apr 1998
148 The Vanished Village , 26 Apr 1998 27 Sep 1998
149 The Floradon Mystery , 4 Oct 1998 14 Feb 1999
150 The Kidnappers , , 21 Feb 1999 15 Aug 1999
151 The Wharf Rats , 22 Aug 1999 26 Dec 1999

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  1. dottedsun says:

    Amazing!, just amazing!

    Great job!!

    Thank you very, very much!! for all your job.

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  2. Vidyadhar Yagnik says:

    Thanks a lot

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  3. johndripper says:

    when r you uploading the missing strips?

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  4. Neil A. Hansen says:

    Hi, I don’t know if you’d want to add this material or not, but I felt this might be very useful. It has a vast library of Phantom material to download: http://empire-dcp-minutemen-scan.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-phantom-collection-1936-2014.html. This includes the majority of comic books that have existed featuring The Ghost Who Walks.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks for the link, i will look around to see if there is something there that i miss, i am working on a update for Phantom newspapers first, many missing dailies and sundays.

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    • Crash Weezerman says:

      This is a bit random after 3 years, but you have no idea how happy I am because of this link. I’ve wanted to read these comics for years, but they are almost impossible to import. Now I can finally read them after all this time. THANK YOU!

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  5. Nishant says:

    Awesome collection !
    You can find frew phantom comics collection from here
    http://www.ipcomics.net/phantom/

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  6. Neil A. Hansen says:

    Will you be putting up the Frew stuff and the comic book runs of the Phantom?

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    • boutje777 says:

      Perhaps. I don’t know exactly which blog they will fit, it’s to new for the golden age super heroes, maybe they fit in the crime and police ?

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    • boutje777 says:

      Yes, Jungle Comics is a good suggestion, i will do that. I will look and search what i have and can find Phantom related and place these on the Jungle Comics blog. Can take a few weeks though because i am working on other updates also.

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  7. Krishna says:

    Thanks for all. I really appreciate you.

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  8. Luke says:

    Thanks a lot, I couldn’t find these anywhere else.

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  9. paw broon says:

    Excuse the very late reply. This link has piles of Frew Phantom comics.
    https://www.mediafire.com/folder/62qbz1uidzqq6/Frew_Comics

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  10. ar says:

    Here is Phantom S017 – The 12 Tasks (29-12-46 to 29-06-47).cbr, I think is missing, from your posts.

    https://www32.zippyshare.com/v/l2kvjPIw/file.html

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  11. payel says:

    Thanks a lot. Awesome job with the website.

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  12. Heinz says:

    Hi.
    Regret that Sundays 72 to 78 link (np-phan31, I think) gives “Generating new download key” message from mediafire, then just loops. Had no problems with the other links yesterday. Can you repair the link? Thanks.
    Best regards,
    Heinz

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  13. ravindragokhale says:

    What a great collection. Good quality too. Does this cover all Phantom stories? Any left links, plz let me know. Many thanks. an avid Phantom Phan in my 60’s.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, i really dont know if all stories are covered, i believe there are still some small gaps. It’s hard to find out because i lost all newspaper related strips on my drives, i could see in 1 blink of an eye which issues are missing and now i have to go through all numbers to see what is missing. Someday i will organize this page like i did with Secret Agent X9, chronological.

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      • ravindragokhale says:

        Great effort anyway. Let us know when you succeed with your Herculian task. Many thanks. Ravi Gokhale

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  14. SUJOY says:

    Sir,please upload the daily phantom story D168 The death treat & D181
    the plotters created by lee falk & drawn by sy barry.

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  15. Ken Pierce says:

    I see that you’re reorganizing. I thought that your site was down. What a relief to find you after I thought the worst. Thank goodness you have the will and energy to do all you do. I, and all others, really appreciate your sharing your gold mine with us!❤️

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  16. Ar says:

    I was wandering around the site when I came to fall on the Phantom page

    As you probably know better than me, the Phantom stories are still being published in CK, and in the daily stories they are already in history 257 , of course they have already passed the year 2000, which goes against your initial statement of only publishing strips before 2000.

    However, and for now, to help whoever is interested, I can and in relation to the daily stories, plug the holes relatively to

    Phantom D057 – Captain Kidder’s Treasure
    Phantom D064 – The Heavyweight Champion
    Phantom D081 – The Werewolf
    Phantom D108 – The Missing Daddy
    Phantom D109 – Luaga’s Undercover Tour
    Phantom D111 – The Heir
    Phantom D151 – Ughland
    Phantom D152 – Visit to Baronkhan
    Phantom D153 – Luck and Wealth
    Phantom D154 – The Kimberly Diamonds
    Phantom D155 – The Embassy Seige
    Phantom D156 – The Presidents
    Phantom D157 – Drug Busters
    Phantom D158 – The Lake Lady
    Phantom D159 – Ruler of Baronkhan
    Phantom D160 – The Taroshima Terrorist
    Phantom D161 – The Snake Godess
    Phantom D162 – Zabadabah
    Phantom D163 – The Man-Thing
    Phantom D164 – Great Raptor of Rhua
    Phantom D165 – Chasamba
    Phantom D166 – Rex-Prince of Baronkha
    Phantom D167 – Massacre at Walker’s Table
    Phantom D168 – The Deadly Threat
    Phantom D169 – The Master of Eden
    Phantom D170 – Attack of the Witchme
    Phantom D171 – The Valley of the Elephants
    Phantom D172 – Zima, The Rogue Elephant
    Phantom D173 – The Jungle Patrol vs The Drug Cartel

    Meanwhile the last on the site is the 174 that ends on 1 Feb 1992 and from the 175 until the 256, the brake (year 2000) is in the history “197 – The Halloween Kidnappers” that starts on 21 Oct 1999 and ends on 15 Jan 2000

    What do you say… interested?
    And what about the next ones, from 198 to 256?

    A hug

    Ar

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks Ar, that would be great, everything before 2000 will be very welcome. I can organize this page when it’s complete as far as possible until 2000 than also.

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  17. sudarshan debnath says:

    dear Ar, above mediafire links are not working, please re-upload. and i will request for uploading latest daily strips i.e. D251 😀

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    • Ar says:

      Hello Sudarshan Debnath

      I hope all is well with you.

      Your request leads me to try to explain two situations:

      1. As you may have noticed (see Buz Sawyer and Rip Kirby’s page) I managed to get a group together to try to recover and finish the stories of several comics.

      We started with Buz Sawyer, that we’ve already managed to complete and now we’re working on Rip Kirby.

      As I am the one who finishes and releases the stories to the site, from the moment that our dear boutje777 downloads and releases them, for reasons of space in my mediafire account, I am obliged to delete the links of the stories sent, because in the meantime there are already links to the site for downloading, this of course so that I can upload to my account new stories prepared.

      This process is used, and my links are only active for the time between my launch and the launch of boutje777.

      If you check at the top of the Phantom page in the Update of 05-12-2020 there are 5 links covering the 29 stories I’ve released, so I think you can solve the first part of your request through those links.

      2. Regarding the latest Phantom stories, please note that the guidance given by boutje777 is that only pre-2000 stories should be published on the site (see home page), however this is a problem I can help you with, by directly sending you the link to the stories released after 2000.

      As so you can email your specific requests to amrodi9999@gmail.com, and I will try to help you in the best possible way.

      I hope I have made myself understood and I look forward to your requests.

      A hug an stay well

      Ar

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  18. Ar says:

    Good evening boutje777 (and everybody)

    With my sincere best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a far better New Year than the one we are having a hard time with, I leave here the last pre-2000 Phantom stories.

    It should be noted that the story 197, although it ends in 2000/01/15 starts in 1999, so I think it could be published.

    Here are the links of more 14 daily stories, from 184 to 197

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/i32dnp367dtzcrt/PHA_D184_-_The_Beasts_of_PHA_Head_Peak.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/0cgdny43ld9b1ap/PHA_D185_-_Raiders_of_the_Eastern_Dark.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/vpvj8hbutluss92/PHA_D186_-_Mr_Big.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/9coxmqrxlwlx11n/PHA_D187_-_Drama_on_Eden.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/ydc2ryzl7i7j6nx/PHA_D188_-_Prince_Rex_-_Kidnapped.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/ubjeazr99u63knj/PHA_D189_-_The_Silks_of_Emira.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/9rkg84ao4nn564q/PHA_D190_-_The_Shaman.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/h0oc3zl62482xdf/PHA_D191_-_Joomkar%2527s_Crown_%252817-11-97_to_18-04-98%2529.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/i1r1xal4dqmnrro/PHA_D192_-_The_Crater_%252820-04-98_to_26-09-98%2529.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/3socx8of05n1vb0/PHA_D193_-_The_Dakk_Pirates_-_1998-09-28_-_1999-01-09_-_15_weeks-Incomplete.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/7lqvhp9oua9k4op/PHA_D194_-_The_Albee_-_1999-01-11_to_1999-03-13_-_9_weeks.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/9ksxr0nsihx8h01/PHA_D195_Terror_at_the_Opera_1999-03-15_to_1999-07-10_-_17_weeks.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/ktrehyq55zntrk9/PHA_D196_-_The_Ghost_Wall-1999-07-12_to_1999-10-20_-_14.5_Weeks.cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/m4sspqdb5xufwkx/PHA_D197_-_The_Halloween_Kidnappers_-_1999-10-21_to_2000-01-15_-_12.5_weeks.cbr/file

    A hug to all, and stay well
    Ar

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks Ar, i will update these asap. I will try to organize the page chronologically next week because the dailies are complete from 1-197, with some incomplete stories only i believe, the sundays are still missing alot but that’s no problem, i will organize what i have.
      Good holidays and a healthy 2021, take care.

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  19. Ar says:

    Good afyernoon boutje777 (and everybody)

    If you (or anybody) knows what stories are incomplete, please tell me I will try to complete- them

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  20. Ar says:

    Good morning boutje777 (and everybody)

    Here are five weekly stories, which I think complete the existing faults until the 151 story which ends on 26/12/1999 and is the barrier for the launches. (pre-2000)

    There are about 40 more stories, but all of them are after 2000…

    Here are the links

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/aidlzpg0q2ol9tj/Phantom+S113+-+Crook's+Haven+(23-11-80+to+24-05-81).cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/oaxrcr3hp13td17/Phantom+S117+-+The+Missing+Link+Family+(12-09-82+to+16-01-83).cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/9yat00kmc5ypjd5/Phantom+S127+-+The+Escaped+Convicts+(07-09-86+to+21-12-86).cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/nj5tohduifkctpw/Phantom+S139+-+How+the+Phantom+Saved+the+Earth+(13-12-92+to+18-07-93).cbr/file

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/hropo2ulq1zowww/Phantom+S143+-+Battle+of+the+Jungle+Boys+(11-12-94+to+17-09-95).cbr/file

    A hug to all, and stay well
    Ar

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  21. boutje777 says:

    I will wait a week or so with organizing the Phantom page because i am working right now on organizing and uploading 500 files for a big update on this blog.

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  22. DS says:

    Hi, Unable to get the download to work for the link related to the issues from D036. Please check and resolve. Thanks.

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  23. Jeswin Jacob says:

    Sunday 064 is not complete. I hope you can find the full one.

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    • Ar says:

      In fact the story S064 that is in the group of stories from 60 to 73, is incomplete ?!),

      But if you notice, between the group of stories S060-S073 and S074-S088, there is a link to the complete story S064… it is in black and white.

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  24. Sadia Khattak says:

    Great work guys! Thank you so much!!! I really was looking for these for my father because he is a huge fan of phantom ever since he was a kid.

    By the way where are you guys uploading the stories after 2000? Please share the link for that blog too so that I can download the complete collection for my father.

    Thanks in advance!

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    • Ar says:

      I can help directly, as long as you let me know which stories you want.

      As you can see in the original page, no links are allowed to post-2000 stories, so I can only help through “personal contacts – by mail or other means”.
      So if you want you can contact me to amrodi9999@gail.com

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  25. Sadia Khattak says:

    Are there any missing files?
    From 022-029 (Mar1945 to Mar1947) the filename is Pha05.rar but from 030-035 (Nov1947-Aug1949) filename is Pha07.rar but there isn’t any filename Pha06.rar?

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks for noticing, i guess i made a mistake with numbering the rar’s. 05 has 22-29 and 07 30-35 that’s correct, so there is no 06.

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  26. david meyers says:

    Hi I can provide the last 21 years pf the phantom if you want them

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