Queen Samaris XII

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Queen Samaris XII
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Start date: November 5th, 1961
End date: May 13th, 1962
# of strips: 28 pages
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Bill Lignante
Original colorist: KFS staff
Preceded by: "The Limper"
Followed by: "Treasure of the Skull Cave"

"Queen Samaris XII" is the 59th Phantom Sunday story and the second drawn by Bill Lignante. It was originally published in American newspapers from November 5th, 1961, to May 13th, 1962.

The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Bill Lignante. It has been remade twice in comic book versions.

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Recurring characters

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Old jungle sayings

  • "The Phantom moves faster than lightning."

Related stories

Remade as


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • El Tiempo February 18, 1962 – August 26, 1962

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  • Taxydromos November 5, 1961 – May 13, 1962
  • "Η βασίλισσα Σαμαρησ" (romanized as "I vasilissa Samaris"), Fantom #27 (1975)

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  • Vikan March 22, 1962 – September 20, 1962 - one week missing

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