The story:
Admiring Bengali's Royal Necklace Collection, Diana is the sole witness of a bird stealing the magnificent Black Pearl exhibit. The Phantom rushes to save her, but is himself imprisoned as an accomplice. However, a mysterious "King of Beasts" soon masterminds a spectacular escape for the couple.

Unbeknown to everybody, "Poison" Ivy and his gangsters also have designs on the precious gem and lie in wait for Diana to claim their prize. They tail Diana and the Phantom, who in turn follow the remarkably clues to the "King of Beasts?? and his menagerie...

Watch out for:

  • The Phantom netted outside Diana's cell
  • A monkey and elephant act
  • A casino razzia by a porcupine

  • Published in Frew:
    36 955 1423

    Published in Norway/Sweden:
    Alb:1 1949 Ftb:17 1953 Ftb:22 1990 Ftb:23 1990 Spc:230 1999 Ftb:12 2004 Ftb:13 2004 Ftb:14 2004 Krb:47 2008
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    S015 - King of Beasts

    Original run in the papers: 24 Mar 1946 - 4 Aug 1946
    Script: Lee Falk
    Art: Ray Moore