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.)
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