The story:
A middle-aged missionary couple discover an abandoned baby on their doorstep and decide to keep it, but succumb to illness and pass away before they can summon help. After being saved and adopted by the Phantom, the baby (now called Rex King) grows up in the Deep Woods and its surroundings under the tutelage of the Ghost Who Walks.

Rex also gets his first taste of the danger that comes with the territory when ruthless bank robbers take refuge in the jungle to hide their loot and Rex is left to deal with an explosive situation single-handed...

Watch out for:

  • The introduction of Rex, and also Tom-Tom, son of the Llongo king
  • Life at jungle school
  • The first sighting of the Phantom Peak (here shaped as a skull)
  • The introduction of, and story behind, Joomba the elephant (see alternative explanation in S094 Tale of Joomba)
  • The introduction of the Phantom's trained falcons
  • Rex and some four-legged friends versus four dangerous killers

  • Published in Frew:
    369 528 709 1094 1591

    Published in Norway/Sweden:
    Alb:10 1977 Spc:163 1991 Ftb:6 2001 Ftb:7 2001 Ftb:8 2001 Ftb:9 2001
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    S068 - Rex King

    Original run in the papers: 15 May 1966 - 11 Dec 1966
    Script: Lee Falk
    Art: Sy Barry