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The Jungle Olympics (daily story)

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The Jungle Olympics
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Start date: August 8th, 1960
End date: October 29th, 1960
# of strips: 72 strips (12 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Wilson McCoy
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Monkey Mail"
Followed by: "The 50th Wife"

"The Jungle Olympics" or "The Gurk Twins" is the 78th Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Wilson McCoy.

Plot Summary

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Gurk Twins
  • Dr. Meeks




Old jungle sayings

  • Next to the Phantom, lightning is slow.
  • When Phantom scares them, they stay scared.

Phantom lore

Related stories


Referenced in


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • Tíminn January 15, 1961 – April 23, 1961

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  • "الشبح وأوليمبياد الغابة" (romanized as "Alshabah wa olompiad alghaba"), Samir #286#298 (1961)

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