16 February, 2009
U.N. Deputy Director Diana Walker is kidnapped by minions of the ruthless dictator, General Tara.
His chief aide has Diana dressed in clothes befitting a harem so as to please his master, then she is brought before the General.
The General wants revenge against the man who humiliated him the last time he tried to detain U.N. envoys, and he demands that Diana reveal this man's identity.
The thing is, it's not only The Phantom that tyrants and bullies have to watch out for. There is also his wife, Diana. Putting a hand on her is like playing with dynamite.
WRITER: Lee Falk
ARTIST: Sy Barry
12 February, 2009
02 February, 2009
The Phantom, having sent an excited Diana a letter to say he is finally on his way to her (so they can be married), has no idea he is about to run afoul of two deceitful women: one crooked and the other downright treacherous.
His ship, en route to Marseilles, stops over at Algiers, and he decides to take Devil ashore so they can stretch their legs.
He is about to start back for the ship, but suddenly he hears a young woman yelling for help, then spots her at a window.
He confronts a man at the door who denies there is a girl there.
The Ghost Who Walks attacks the robbers while his ship prepares to sail.
The Phantom hears the ship's whistle and decides to break away from the fight. He dashes off but the robbers are determined to have his money and he is tackled on the stairs.
While he fights off one assailant, another jumps from the landing above and knocks him to the floor.
Once his identity is revealed, The Phantom gains the psychological upper hand, and quickly finishes off his attackers.
The Ghost Who Walks demonstrates how to deal with a wayward woman.
But his problems aren't over yet. He has missed his boat but is determined to get to Diana. Being stranded in Algiers would only have been a momentary setback, except for the actions of a second woman, in many ways worse than the first....
WRITER: Lee Falk
ARTIST: Ray Moore