The story:
A young gorilla is saved from certain death by the Phantom and nursed for weeks until a strong bond is created between the two. But when other duties call, the Phantom must leave the primate in the care of the Wambesi tribe.

During a fire in the village, a terror-struck Buster escapes into the jungle where his growing hatred for both man and animal turns him into the jungle's greatest menace. Believing Buster dead, the Phantom is alerted about a mad gorilla with a fire-scarred head on the rampage and charges out to be confronted with one of his most difficult dilemmas ever...

Watch out for:

  • The Wambesi deception
  • A sacrifice to the "monster'
  • A fierce battle between a man, a wolf, a stallion and three hungry lions

  • Published in Frew:
    335 490 666 876 1405 1858

    Published in Norway/Sweden:
    Ftb:14 1970 Alb:5 1973 Spc:155 1990 Ftb:21 1999 Ftb:22 1999 Ftb:23 1999 Ftb:24 1999 Krb:26 2006 Fkr:4 2020
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    Daily stories

    S062 - Old Baldy

    Original run in the papers: 19 May 1963 - 15 Dec 1963
    Script: Lee Falk
    Art: Sy Barry