Hijackers on Board

From PhantomWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Hijackers on Board
Carolin Benson in Hijackers on Board.jpg
Produced for: Fantomen 15/1994
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Tony DePaul
Artist: César Spadari
Original colorist: Times Graphics Singapore
Producer: Semic Press

"Hijackers on Board" is a 1994 Team Fantomen story, written by Tony DePaul, with art by César Spadari.

Plot summary

The Phantom is on his way to Walker's Table. At an undisclosed international airport, the Phantom wearing a trenchcoat saves a young woman, Carolin Benson, from being intimidated by a gangster. Leaving on an airplane, they are seated next to each other and Miss Benson asks him about his rings. The plane is hijacked by a group of gangsters who kill the pilots and then parachute off the plane without making any demands. The Phantom manages to make a controlled landing in the desert.

The Phantom correctly guesses that the hijackers were after Carolin Benson. She explains that she has recently inherited a business empire from her father but has received threats from the Gianini gangster family in Chicago who has offered her a business deal that she has refused.

The hijackers have landed nearby and when the airplane does not crash in a fireball they start to investigate. The Phantom asks her to hold on to the Good Mark Ring while he wears the Skull Ring on his left hand. The Phantom quickly deals with two of the gangsters before sunset. Hiding together in the darkness they kiss. At dawn he fights the third gangster and Miss Benson shoots the gangster in the shoulder.

The Phantom walks for hours through the desert to get help. In the hot sun he hallucinates about meeting Guran and the 1st Phantom. A rescue crew arrives and takes Miss Benson and the Phantom to a hospital. When she asks for "Walker", the Phantom is already gone but has left a written offer of help if she would ever need it.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Ian
  • Marco
  • Art
  • Ed
  • Mr Gianini (only mentioned)


  • USA


Related stories

Referenced in

Followed by


This story has been published in the following publications:

Mini australia.gif Australia

Mini finland.gif Finland

Mini norway.gif Norway

Mini sweden.gif Sweden