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The Jungle Olympics (Sunday story)

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The Jungle Olympics
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Start date: July 25th, 1993
End date: January 16th, 1994
# of strips: 26 pages
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: KFS staff
Preceded by: "How The Phantom
Saved The Earth
Followed by: "The Isle of Death"

"The Jungle Olympics" (not to be confused with "Jungle Olympics") is the 140th Phantom Sunday story. It was originally published in American newspapers from July 25th, 1993, to January 16th, 1994.

Plot Summary

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Prince Wambo of Wambesi / Wamba
  • Lysistra
  • Myrra / Myraa
  • Kineo / Keneo
  • Leonadro
  • Leonadro's grandfather
  • Lohanna / Johanna
  • Moro
  • Moro's cousin and another unnamed gambler





Behind the scenes

  • The Olympics are explicitly referred to as the 1993 Jungle Olympics in the strip of September 26, 1993.
  • The character Lysistra is named after the main character in the Greek play Lysistrata, which also features women going on a love strike. The character Myrra is named after Myrrhine in the play.
  • On the original artwork, the story is referred to as "Female Olympics".


This story has been published in the following publications:

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