The story:

A reluctant young Phantom, in this version called Kip Walker, is made to leave the jungle at the age of 10 to receive his education in America, initially staying with his mother's sister Lucy Walker and her husband Jasper and with only his young friend Guran (soon to be Bandar chief) as support from "home'.

In this gripping tale, Phantom author Lee Falk for the first time relates the full-length story of how 'our' Phantom grew up and eventually assumed his father's thrown. (Compare with a second such story by Falk/McCoy in S053 The Childhood of the Phantom.)


Watch out for:
  • Kip's painful adjustments to a life outside the jungle
  • Kip's first meeting with Diana Palmer as a kid
  • The moment of truth in the Skull Cave

  • Published in Frew:
    35 134 229 358 516 694 1063 1560 1859

    Published in Norway/Sweden:
    Ftb:21 2003 Ftb:22 2003 Ftb:23 2003
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    S011 - The Childhood of the Phantom

    Original run in the papers: 2 Jul 1944 - 7 Jan 1945
    Script: Lee Falk
    Art: Wilson McCoy