The Secret City
|The Secret City|
|Start date:||August 7, 2000|
|End date:||November 11, 2000|
|# of strips:||84 (14 weeks)|
|Artist:|| George Olesen &|
|Original colorist:||KFS staff|
|Preceded by:||"The Strange Robber"|
|Followed by:||"Valley of the Gorillaman"|
When this story was reprinted in Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish comic books, a different version was used where Kari Leppänen had inked over George Olesen's pencils.
A squad from The Jungle Patrol discovers at a distance a group of men dressed like Roman soldiers, with swords and leather armour. Colonel Worubu leave a report to the commander, The Phantom. The Phantom tells Guran about how The 5th Phantom found a hidden civilization in the jungle, a city populated by the survivors of Carthago, the city that was destroyed by the Romans in the year 146.
With the help of The Jungle Patrol, The Phantom manage to get inside the city and meet its leader, Chester Keating, a scientist who is held there against his will. He tells The Phantom that the Carthaginians are building a road through the jungle to the ocean to make an attack on Rome. The Phantom manage to get Keating out of there and the Carthaginians to abandon their plans of world domination. Guran uses Bandar amnesia poweder to make sure that Keating can not reveal the vulnerable Carthaginians to the world.
- Chester Keating
- General Barak
- Patrollman King
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "The Secret City", The Phantom #1279 (2001)
- Horsens Folkeblad November 10, 2005 – February 17, 2006
- "Salaperäinen kaupunki", Mustanaamio 21/2003 (inked by Kari Leppänen)
- Anandabazar Patrika ? – ?
- "போலி மன்னன்" (romanized as "Poli mannan"), Rani Comics #424
- "The Secret City", The Ghost Wall (2011; excerpt)
- "The Secret City", The Secret City (2011)
- "The Secret City", Justice for All (2011; excerpt)
- "The Secret City", Enemy of Evil (2011)
- The Daily Gleaner August 7, 2000 – November 11, 2000
- Aftenposten October 10, 2001 – February 8, 2002 (first strip is from original date October 2, 2000, first strip from original version missing)
- "Den gåtefulle byen", Fantomet 21/2003 (inked by Kari Leppänen)
- Svenska Dagbladet April 18, 2001 – July 26, 2001
- "Den gåtfulla staden", Fantomen 21/2003 (inked by Kari Leppänen)
- "Gizli Şehir", Kızılmaske #33 (2016)