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The Shark's Nest

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The Shark's Nest
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Start date: July 25th, 1938
End date: November 5th, 1938
# of strips: 90 (15 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Ray Moore
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "Adventure in Algiers"
Followed by: "Fishers of Pearls"

"The Shark's Nest" is the seventh Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Ray Moore.

Plot Summary

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Nana
  • Trudi
  • Dan
  • Bud



  • Grover Island
  • Hong Kong (mentioned)


  • The Queen of Suez
  • The Shark's Nest

Behind the scenes

  • The title "The Shark's Nest" appears in the last daily strip of the preceding story.
  • The Phantom is still traveling in Cabin 14 aboard The Queen of Suez, the same ship that he boards in "Adventure in Algiers".
  • When Baron Grover is about to unmask the Phantom, he is told that "any man who sees the Phantom's face will drop dead instantly". This is the first time in the history of the strip that this part of the Phantom legend is mentioned to the readers, and it has Grover changing his mind on the subject.
  • Two antecedents about the Phantom are mentioned: "He is made of steel!" and "He has the strength of ten tigers!". However, they are not referred to as "old jungle sayings" (the term isn't coined yet) but is followed by another remark: "- the natives whisper".

Related stories

Referenced in


This story has been published in the following publications:

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