Irish Independent

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Irish Independent is an Irish newspaper that published "The Phantom" daily strip from 1963 to 1969 and Sunday strip from 1948 to 1971 in sister publication Sunday Independent.

History

The Irish Independent was formed in 1905 as the direct successor to the Daily Irish Independent. "The Phantom" first appeared in Irish Independent on May 6, 1963 and had been publishing to November 25, 1969. Sunday edition was sister publication called Sunday Independent. "The Phantom" first appeared in Sunday Independent on October 3, 1948 and had been publishing to January 31, 1971.

Published stories

Daily stories

Original story title Start date End date Comment
"The Mysterious Ambassador" May 6, 1963 December 21, 1963
"The Mystery of the Island of Dogs" December 23, 1963 July 8, 1964
"The Drummer of Timpenni" July 9, 1964 October 14, 1964
"The Reef" October 15, 1964 January 21, 1965
"The Adventures of Lucy Cary" January 22, 1965 September 18, 1965
"The Bad Ones" September 20, 1965 January 25, 1966
"The Hanta Witch" January 26, 1966 May 11, 1966
"Prince Hali and the White Stallion" May 12, 1966 October 4, 1966 without the last week
"Bullets' Town" October 5, 1966 March 2, 1967
"The Killer" March 3, 1967 June 16, 1967
"The Sea God" June 17, 1967 September 29, 1967
"The Satchel" September 30, 1967 December 22, 1967
"The Crime School" December 23, 1967 April 1, 1968
"Deadman's Point" April 2, 1968 July 9, 1968
"The Rogue Elephant" July 10, 1968 November 1, 1968
"Jungle Olympics" November 2, 1968 February 17, 1969
"The Frame-Up" February 18, 1968 April 22, 1969
"The Hydra" April 23, 1969 July 29, 1969
"The Art Thieves" July 30, 1969 November 25, 1969

Sunday stories

Original story title Start date End date Comment
"The Childhood of the Phantom" October 3, 1948 October 31, 1948 the last five weeks only
"The Phantom Trophy" November 7, 1948 February 20, 1949
"The Haunted Castle" February 27, 1949 July 31, 1949
"Fathers and Sons" August 7, 1949 October 9, 1949
"The Flirtatious Princess" October 16, 1949 January 8, 1950 without the last four weeks, conclusion of this story is written as text version
"The Thuggees" January 15, 1950 July 2, 1950 without the first week, the beginning of this story is written as text version
"The Ape Idol of the Durugu" July 9, 1950 September 10, 1950
"The Mysterious Passenger" September 17, 1950 November 26, 1950
"Jungle King" December 3, 1950 March 4, 1951
"The Phantom's Ring" March 11, 1951 October 21, 1951
"The Rope People" October 28, 1951 March 16, 1952
"Tale of Devil" March 23, 1952 September 21, 1952
"The 'Copter Pirates" September 28, 1952 January 11, 1953
"The Female Phantom" January 18, 1953 April 12, 1953
"Diana and the Bank Robbers" April 19, 1952 August 2, 1953
"The Chain" August 9, 1953 November 15, 1953
"The Imaginary Playmate" November 22, 1953 February 28, 1954
"The Belt" March 7, 1954 July 4, 1954
"The Master Spy" July 11, 1954 November 7, 1954
"Alexander's Cup" November 14, 1954 March 20, 1955
"The Gibs Brothers" March 27, 1955 April 24, 1955
"The Crescent Cult" May 1, 1955 August 28, 1955
"The Horned Star Demons" September 4, 1955 November 27, 1955
"A Proper Husband" December 4, 1955 March 4, 1956
"The Jungle Tourneys" March 11, 1956 June 10, 1956
"Pirate Day" June 17, 1956 September 9, 1956
"The Rattle" September 16, 1956 February 3, 1957
"Danglor, International Bank Thief" February 10, 1957 April 28, 1957
"A Lesson for Prince Orq" May 5, 1957 September 8, 1957
"The Frameup" September 15, 1957 January 12, 1958
"The Monster of Green Valley" January 19, 1958 August 17, 1958
"The Plant God of the Massau" August 24, 1958 January 11, 1959
"A Tale of the Good Mark" January 18, 1959 September 5, 1959
"The Childhood of the Phantom" September 12, 1959 January 17, 1960 without the last week
"The River Gang" January 24, 1960 May 29, 1960 without the first week
"The Honeymooners" June 5, 1960 November 13, 1960
"The Goggle-Eye Pirates" November 20, 1960 April 16, 1961
"Fluffy" April 23, 1961 September 3, 1961
"The Limper" September 10, 1961 November 19, 1961
"Queen Samaris XII" November 26, 1961 June 3, 1962
"Treasure of the Skull Cave" June 10, 1962 November 18, 1962
"The Astronaut and the Pirates" November 25, 1962 June 2, 1963
"Old Baldy" June 9, 1963 January 12, 1964
"The Giant Bird of Gandor" January 19, 1964 July 26, 1964
"The Founding of the Jungle Patrol" August 2, 1964 February 21, 1965
"The Great Web of Spidera" February 28, 1965 October 10, 1965
"Mystery of Wamba Falls Inn" October 17, 1965 February 13, 1966
"The Veiled Lady" February 20, 1966 August 28, 1966
"Rex King" September 4, 1966 April 9, 1967
"The Golden Sands of Keela-Wee" April 16, 1967 July 30, 1967
"The Lions of Kukhan" August 6, 1967 December 3, 1967
"The Super-Jet Gang" December 10, 1967 March 24, 1968
"Strangers at Keela-Wee" March 31, 1968 August 4, 1968
"The Little Ones" August 11, 1968 December 22, 1968
"The Black Gold Pirates" December 29, 1968 May 11, 1969
"Walker's Table" May 18, 1969 August 31, 1969
"The Hijackers" September 7, 1969 December 14, 1969
"The Missing Link" December 21, 1969 April 19, 1970
"The Golden People" April 26, 1970 August 9, 1970
"The Dolphins" August 16, 1970 October 25, 1970
"The Beach" November 1, 1970 January 31, 1971