The Jungle Sayings: The Strength of Ten Tigers

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The Jungle Sayings
The Strength of Ten Tigers
Produced for: Fantomen 15/1996
# of pgs: 22
Writer: Norman Worker
Artist: Jaime Vallvé
Original colorist: Times Graphics Singapore
Producer: Semic Press

"The Jungle Sayings: The Strength of Ten Tigers" is a 1996 Team Fantomen story, written by Norman Worker, with art by Jaime Vallvé.

Plot summary

The 5th Phantom and his pet cormorant Loki discover a shipwreck and saves the survivors. They are samurais from Japan, and the Phantom learns their fighting techniques from their master Miyamoto. Later, men from the Highlands come to the jungle to find great athletes, but the athletes never return from the Highlands. Masked and under the alias "Nemesis", the Phantom enters a competition in the Llongo village and is offered money from Prince Kalil's men to enter his competition in the Highlands. Prince Kalil believes he is a descendant of the Roman Emperor Caligula, and his competitions are Gladiator games. The athletes are held as prisoners and forced to compete in the gladiator games until they die. The Phantom reveals who he really is, and Kalil releases ten tigers to kill him. But thanks to the new skills he has learned from Miyamoto, the Phantom manages to subdue all ten tigers. He skull-marks Kalil, releases all prisoners and a new Jungle Saying is born. He also creates The Jungle Olympics the same year, and wins himself.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Loki
  • Miyamoto
  • Miyamoto's samurais
  • Bugan
  • Willo of Wambesi
  • Prince Kalil Jawad
  • Omar
  • Akar
  • Jasmin
  • Gladiators
  • Simba the Lion

Real-life characters




Old Jungle Sayings

  • "The Phantom has the strength of ten tigers."

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Behind the scenes


This story has been published in the following publications:

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