The Vultures

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The Vultures
First appearance: "The Vultures"
Created by: Lee Falk & Sy Barry

The Vultures is a centuries-old criminal organization, and arch-enemies of the Phantom. They made their first appearance in the Phantom story "The Vultures" from 1971. They are easily recognized by that they all have shaved off their hair and tattooed a V on their forehead.


According to Lee Falk

According to Team Fantomen

The first encounter with them were made by the 4th Phantom.


In Swedish they are called "Vråkarna" ("The Buzzards") in order that their name would begin with V.


This list of appearances is considered to be complete, with reservations for the possibility of mistakes.

Daily and Sunday stories

Title Writer Artist Comments
"The Vultures" Falk Barry

Team Fantomen stories

Title Writer Artist Comments
"Revenge of the Vultures" Granberg Wilhelmsson
"Vultures Over Vacul" Bull Vallvé
"Atomic Terror" Eklund Wilhelmsson, Eralp
"The Orient Express, Part 1" Worker Vallvé
"The Orient Express, Part 2" Worker Vallvé
"The Wolfman of Montargis" Worker Lindahl in flashback only
"The Magic Flute" Avenell Lindahl
"The 22nd Phantom, Part 2" Lindahl Lindahl
"Rodia - Twilight Reimerthi Felmang
"Invisible Eyes" Reimerthi Bade

Frew stories

Title Writer Artist Comments
"Requiem" Andersson Cavalcanti