The Mysterious Murders
|The Mysterious Murders|
|Produced for:||Fantomen 12/1980|
|# of pgs:||32|
In The Misty Mountains lies a small country, Sirocco, ruled by a dictator, the sultan of Sirocco. There is political unrest and attempts have been made on the ruler's life. He sends for his nephew, prince Hassan who is spending a gap year in Bengali at Dr. Axel's Jungle Hospital. When the prince returns to Sirocco he is introduced to the top brass of Sirocco who are all pretenders to the throne. When making a toast for the prince, the sultan falls down dead, murdered with a poisonous drink.
One by one the pretenders are murdered by a mysterious assassin. The prince sends for the Phantom. Finally the only survivor is the prince himself. The Phantom manages to reveal a sinister plot hatched by somebody who wants to rule as dictator.
- Prince Hassan
- The sultan of Sirocco
- General Sabre
- Muzafir Khan
- Mr Chatterjee
- Al Diabolo
- Fatah the calif
- Ali Kasim
- Captain Lal
There are no women in Sirocco; at least there are none in Özcan Eralp's drawings.
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "O Assassino Misterioso", Fantasma #333 (1983)
- "De gådefulde mord", Fantomet #175 (1981)
- "Vaara vaanii vuorilla", Mustanaamio 18/1980
- "Los asesinatos jeriglificos", El Hombre Enmascarado #36 (1981)
- "De gåtfulla morden", Fantomen 12/1980