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The Presidents

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The Presidents
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Start date: December 24, 1984
End date: June 1, 1985
# of strips: 138 (23 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Embassy Siege"
Followed by: "Drug Busters"

"The Presidents" is the 156th 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

  • Panama a.k.a. Mr. G.
  • Pedo
  • General Dito (mentioned)



Old Jungle Sayings

  • Cold voice of angry Phantom can chill tiger's blood.
  • Phantom rough on roughnecks.

Behind the scenes

  • The country Tarakimo is mentioned as neighbour to Bangalla and Ivory-Lana. However, Tarakimo had previously appeared as a far away Asian country. It is likely that Tarashima was then introduced to represent a dictatorial neighbour of Bangalla that was the intention of Tarakimo's mention in this story.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • Tíminn August 3, 1988 – February 11, 1989

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