Some time ago, I wrote about "the importance of Devil as The Phantom's confidant, comrade-in-arms, and right-hand man. (Or right-hand wolf, if you prefer.)"
The Phantom has proven time and again his mastery of the urban environment; yet, equally proven is how much his continued survival depends upon the faithful Devil.
It's a dangerous life, but the relationship is not entirely one-sided. More than once, The Ghost Who Walks has risked everything to save Devil.
And Devil gets to travel the world, having all sorts of adventures, when he's not running alongside The Phantom's horse in the jungle or chasing rabbits.
Thanks to Devil, the thugs of the disgraced General Bababu fail in their attempt to kill The Phantom. It's only a short time later that Devil gets the chance to save his master again, as they trail General Bababu's daughter, Lila.
WRITER: Lee Falk
ARTIST: Sy Barry