Black Ivory

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Black Ivory
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Produced for: Fantomen 11/1983
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Layla Gauraz
Artist: Georges Bess
Original colorist: N/A
Producer: Semic Press

"Black Ivory" is a 1983 Team Fantomen story, written by Layla Gauraz, with art by Georges Bess.

Plot summary

In 1850 the Keita is cooperating with a group of slavers in a small-scale operation to kidnap people and have them sold as slaves. But the slavers led by Black Jack insist in scaling up the operation and the Keita are provided with modern weapons to attack other tribes to sell hundreds of slaves to America. The 16th Phantom with the support of the Bandars and the Wambesi fight back to end slavery in the jungle.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Lomumba, Keita chief
  • Black Jack, slaver
  • Tiboo, Lomumba's son
  • Xalu, Rex and Tom-Tom's friend
  • Dick, slaver
  • Burt, slaver
  • M'Bimke, Bandar warrior
  • Saboka, chief
  • Aken-Dengwe of the Keita
  • Cromfield (mentioned)




  • Schooner "Queeny"

Behind the scenes

When published in Fantomen 11/1983 the story is said to be about The 17th Phantom but this was corrected to The 16th Phantom when published in Fantomen Krönika #27

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This story has been published in the following publications:

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