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
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