The story:
Hit by a small meteor in space, Colonel Conley's U.S. spacecraft subsequently falls silently into the Indian Ocean, where it is intercepted by a rag-tag band of failed pirates in a rusty amphib. The gang swiftly "saves" the astronaut and demand a ransom for his safe return.

Following the developments from nearby Eden, the Phantom commands a Wambesi war canoe in an effort to save the Colonel. A dramatic and memorable standoff in the town harbour involving a decrepit amphib, a modern war fleet and a trusted jungle canoe is about to take place...

Watch out for:

  • Strangers with guns at Eden
  • The first comment that tigers do not belong in Africa
  • Crucial roles played by a Bandar sentry and Wambesi warriors

  • Published in Frew:
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    Published in Norway/Sweden:
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    S061 - The Astronaut and the Pirates

    Original run in the papers: 4 Nov 1962 - 12 May 1963
    Script: Lee Falk
    Art: Sy Barry