02 February, 2009

The Phantom 8: Just going for a stroll.

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


  1. Oh for the Phantoms justice. I couldn't stop laughing at this. It goes from her complete fear of what he will do, to (what I think anyway) some enjoyment on her part. Another win for the Phantom, spanking young maidens. Tubby.

  2. An aspect of these wonderful stories from the 1930s that I love is the importance of Devil as The Phantom's confidant, comrade-in-arms, and right-hand man. (Or right-hand wolf, if you prefer.)