|First appearance:||"The Adventures of Lucy Cary"|
|Created by:||Lee Falk & Sy Barry|
Janie Cary is the wife of a past Phantom.
Fictional Character Biography
According to the newspaper strip
When the grandfather of the current Phantom is severely wounded, he got medical help from a young doctor, Bart Cary, who had opened a medical practice on the brink of the jungle. His sister Janie came to help him, bored with her life in New York and London. The Phantom courted her but the doctor refused to allow her to get married. They eventually married anyway in the Skull Cave.
According to Team Fantomen
Jane was the wife of the 19th Phantom. They were married a few years before 1912.
In 1912 they were on a late honeymoon when Jane met a French Foreign Legion major who more or less kidnapped her. At that time she was already pregnant with her first child, the 20th Phantom and gave birth in The Deep Woods. . She has a maternal uncle, Alfred, who lives in Cairo, Egypt.
In 1919 she and and her husband travelled to England for vacation.
In 1923 she visited the Bengali Natural History Museum with her husband and son.
She loved horses and was a very good rider. In 1928 her son Kit was sent to her sister in London.
Behind the scenes
Her name was changed from Janie to Jane when her first appearance was published in Sweden. Later Team Fantomen stories use the name Jane, and Frew has kept that name in their English language reprints of these stories.
|"The Adventures of Lucy Cary"||Falk||Barry||Sometime between 1889 and 1904?||Said to take place "75 years ago" and "over 60 years ago"; story was made in 1964. 1909 according to Team Fantomen lore. Lee Falk remained unclear to whether the Phantom married to Janie Carey was the 18th or the 19th.|
|"The Aeronaut"||Tony DePaul||Paul Ryan||1918||The 19th Phantom's wife appears, which could possibly be Janie.|
|"The Dark Secret"||DePaul||Spadari||190?||Brief mentioning that she was shown the grave of the 19th Phantom's first(?) love.|
|"The Prisoner in Marrakech"||Lundström||Vallvé||1912|
|"Bastis the Cat Goddess"||Reimerthi||Felmang, Benny||1922|
|"The Ibis Mystery, Part 3: Scarface"||Worker||Leppänen||ca. 1923||Sometimes dated to 1933, which is impossible since the 20th Phantom, born 1912, appears to be 10-12 years old.|
|"Saved by Fate"||Jansson||Lindahl||1928||Her son is said to be 16 years old here|