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The Masked Emissary
Produced for: The Phantom #19
# of pgs: 9
Writer: Bill Harris, Lee Falk
Artist: Bill Lignante
Original colorist: unknown
Producer: King Comics

"The Masked Emissary" is a 1966 King Comics story written by Bill Harris, after an original script by Lee Falk, and with art by Bill Lignante.

Plot summary

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Colonel Nelson
  • The Chief of Wambesi




  • Luaga, Bababu, the Monkey Mail, Morristown, and Diana's U.N. job make their first appearances in a Gold Key/King story.
  • This is the last Lee Falk-based story to be published in the 1962-1977 American The Phantom (Gold Key/King/Charlton)' magazine.
  • This story differs on several points from the original Falk/Barry story; it is much shorter, basically only including the final showdown between Luaga and Bababu, and - maybe most notable - Luaga and Bababu is both Caucasian. Luaga is also referred to as "Luaga of Kelgo" by the jungle chiefs.

Related stories

Remake of


This story has been published in the following publications:

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