The Gladiator

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The Gladiator
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Start date: October 6th, 1969
End date: January 17th, 1970
# of strips: 90 strips (15 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "Rex, the Missing Heir"
Followed by: "The Missing Daddy"

"The Gladiator" is the 107th Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Sy Barry.

Plot Summary

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • unnamed natives
  • Draconius (gladiator)
  • wildman (in flashbacks only)
  • desert warrior (in flashbacks only)
  • crusader (in flashbacks only)

Real-life characters


  • Bangalla
  • Roman Empire
    • Pompeii (in flashbacks only)
    • Mount Vesuvius (in flashbacks only)
    • Ancient Rome (in flashbacks only)
      • The Colosseum (in flashbacks only)


  • unnamed tribe


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • Tíminn April 14, 1970 – August 5, 1970

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