Published in Frew:
Having averted the Japanese threat to Bengali (see D016 The Phantom Goes to War), The Phantom is on his way to see Diana when he learns that a welcoming committee is waiting for him. He jumps off the plane in a parachute to escape his admirers, only to find himself in the middle of a hunt for five escaped convicts.
Starting a long and relentless pursuit of the ringleader Bent Beak Broder and his four fellow-convicts, The Phantom has to use all his ingenuity and ability to terrorise his prey to apprehend the trigger-happy murderers and rescue their hostage.
Watch out for: Wilson McCoy's first full adventure
The Phantom never showing himself to his prey
The Phantom using the intimidating qualities of the death's head to the full
Published in Norway/Sweden: