The story:
A ship heading for a penal colony to deliver hundreds of prisoners hits bad weather and sinks outside Bengali's coast. Deciding against returning to the civilisation and facing prison yet again, the survivors remain in the wild where they survive by terrorising and extorting local villages.

Stumbling over another lucrative source of illegal revenue, the band kidnaps a professor and his daughter with a view to obtaining a ransom. But the crime has already been discovered by the Phantom, who does not lose any time saving the professor's daughter, but walks straight into a trap when returning to save Devil from a gruesome death...

Watch out for:

  • A daring rescue attempt at the gang's forest fortress
  • A deep and dark pit
  • The Phantom inside a flaming inferno

  • Published in Frew:
    43 939a 1472

    Published in Norway/Sweden:
    Spc:1 1973 Ftb:1 1996 Ftb:2 1996 Ftb:3 1996 Alb:3 2015
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    Daily stories

    S001 - The League of Lost Men

    Original run in the papers: 28 May 1939 - 15 Oct 1939
    Script: Lee Falk
    Art: Ray Moore