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The Mysterious Ambassador (daily story)

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The Mysterious Ambassador
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Start date: October 15th, 1962
End date: June 1st, 1963
# of strips: 198 strips (33 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Wharf Rats"
Followed by: "The Mystery of
the Island of Dogs

"The Mysterious Ambassador" is the 85th Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Sy Barry.

Plot Summary

When Lamanda Luaga is elected president of Bengali, general Bababu starts a civil war.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • unnamed pilots




  • United Nations



Old Jungle Sayings

  • Next to the Phantom the jungle cat moves like molasses.
  • The Phantom moves faster than the eye can see.
  • The cold voice of the angry Phantom can freeze a tiger's blood.
  • The Phantom is rough with roughnecks.

Related stories

Remade as

Refers to

Referenced in


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Apocalypse au Bengale", Le Fantôme #321#322 and "Le chevalier des justes", #325#326 (1970)
  • "L'équipe des sauveteurs", #718, "Le dictateur", #719, "La guérilla continue", #720 and "Un émissaire officiel", #721

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  • "Η πτώση του δικτάτορα" (romanized as "I ptosi tou diktatora"), Fantom #10 (1977)

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  • Tíminn May 23, 1963 – February 7, 1964

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Mini netherlands.gif The Netherlands

  • "Opstand in het oerwoud", De Volkskrant September 30, 1963 – May 26, 1964

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  • "الشبح وأشرار الغابة" (romanized as "Alshabah wa Ashrar Alghaba"), Samir #394#411 (1963-64)

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