The story:

(This story should be read in conjunction with D037 The Ape Idol of the Durugu.)

Urgently summoned back to the jungle, the Phantom learns that the ancient ape idol statue worshipped by the Durugu tribe has come to life and that the Durugu are conquering the jungle, threatening the Phantom's peace.

The Phantom makes his way to Durugu country, but is soon captured and brought face to face with the colossal ape idol. Here, a chance for the new Durugu chief to conquer the remainder of the jungle tribes in one stroke presents itself: publicly executing the Phantom in an uneven fight with the jungle's new ruler...

Watch out for:

  • The Bandar neglecting to help the Phantom out of fear
  • An ingenious underground contraption
  • A fight to the death between the Phantom and the ape idol in the massive Valley of the Lions arena

  • Published in Frew:
    983 1248

    Published in Norway/Sweden:
    Ftb:9 1953 Alb:20 1985 Krb:46 2008
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    S025 - The Ape Idol of the Durugu

    Original run in the papers: 26 Feb 1950 - 7 May 1950
    Script: Lee Falk
    Art: Wilson McCoy