The Epidemic

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The Epidemic
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Start date: February 12th, 1962
End date: June 16th, 1962
# of strips: 108 strips (18 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Slave
Market of Mucar
Followed by: "The Wharf Rats"

"The Epidemic" is the 83rd Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Sy Barry. It was ghost-pencilled by Bob Forgione.

Plot Summary

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Hoff
  • Gigli
  • Stein
  • Koko (mentioned)





Refers to


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Epidemia viidakossa", Ilta-Sanomat October 13, 2014 – November 6, 2014

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  • "Το είδωλο του τρόμου" (romanized as "To eidolo tou tromou"), Velos #80 and "Η εκδικηση του θεου Κουρα" (romanized as "I ekdikisi tou theou Koura"), #81 (1970)
  • "Η δοκιμασία του καυτού θανάτου" (romanized as "I dokimasia tou kaftou thanatou"), Fantom #7 (1977)

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  • Tíminn August 29, 1962 – January 15, 1963

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  • "الطريق الغامض" (romanized as "Altareeq Alghamed"), Samir #354#362 (1963)

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