The Missing Daddy

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The Missing Daddy
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Start date: January 19th, 1970
End date: April 18th, 1970
# of strips: 78 strips (13 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Gladiator"
Followed by: "Luaga's Undercover Tour"

"The Missing Daddy" is the 108th 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

  • Joy
  • Joe
  • Dr. Edward
  • Sam
  • Pete
  • Jake, Joy's father




Old Jungle Sayings

  • The Phantom has a thousand years.
  • The cold voice of angry Phantom chills the tiger's blood.

Related stories


Referenced in

Behind the scenes

Title panel.
  • This story has often been reprinted with the title "The Runaway Girl". However, the actual title "The Missing Daddy" appears in the sixth daily strip of this story.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • Le Nouvelliste February 13, 1970 – May 19, 1970
  • L'Action March 23, 1970 – April 21, 1970 - the last four weeks only

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  • Hejmdal March 23, 1972 – April 7, 1972 (interrupted after the strip of January 30, 1970)
  • "Pestsmittet", Fantomet #137 (1980)

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  • Tíminn August 6, 1970 – November 4, 1970

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