Tale of Devil

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Tale of Devil
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Start date: November 11th, 1951
End date: March 23rd, 1952
# of strips: 20 pages
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Wilson McCoy
Original colorist: KFS staff
Preceded by: "The Rope People"
Followed by: "The 'Copter Pirates"

"Tale of Devil" is the 30th Phantom Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Wilson McCoy.

Plot Summary

A highland prince and his son are hunting for tigers in the jungle when they spot a wolf from their seats on their elephant. The prince aims to shoot the wolf but is stopped by a servant who tell the prince it is the Phantom's wolf Devil. When a wild boar suddenly appears and scares the elephant, the young son of the prince falls to the ground and is attacked by the boar. Devil defends the young boy against the attack and the boar soon runs off. However, instead of thanking Devil, the highland prince, impressed by Devil's fighting skills, decides to kidnap Devil and use him for bear fights in his highland kingdom. In the bear fighting arena Devil finds himself cornered by two bears about to kill him when suddenly the Phantom appears and scares off the bears by shooting in the air. However, with no more bullets in his gun, the Phantom is taken prisoner and Devil is taken away to be shot. But the young son of the prince refuses to accept that the wolf who saved his life will be executed and decides to take action to save him by bribing Devil's executioners. Meanwhile, the wife of the highland prince, fed up with her husband's violent hobbies, call's her highland prince father for help.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Prince Hirk
  • King Danta
  • Prince Rennie
  • Siri the animal dealer
  • Chica
  • Wilbur





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This story has been published in the following publications:

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