Hijackers on Board
|Hijackers on Board|
|Produced for:||Fantomen 15/1994|
|# of pgs:||32|
|Original colorist:||Times Graphics Singapore|
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.
- Mr Gianini (only mentioned)
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "Hijackers on Board", The Phantom #1093 (1994)
- "Kaappareita koneessa", Mustanaamio 15/1994
- "Kapare ombord!", Fantomen 15/1994