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The Things

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The Things
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Start date: May 7th, 1973
End date: August 18th, 1973
# of strips: 90 strips (15 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Trial of
Patrolman Zokko
Followed by: "Vandal-Looters"

"The Things" is the 121st 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

  • Mac
  • Sgt.Malo
  • Karl





Old Jungle Sayings

  • There are times when the Phantom leaves the jungle and enters the town like an ordinary man.
  • Never threaten the Phantom.

Related stories

Remade as

Referenced in

Behind the scenes

Title panel.
  • This story has often been reprinted with the title "Vampires of Koqania". However, the actual title "The Things" appears in the first daily strip of this story.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Les choses", L'Action-Québec June 28, 1973 – October 19, 1973 (from September 16, 1973 in À propos)
  • Le Nouvelliste June 29, 1973 – October 15, 1973

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  • Tíminn December 2, 1973 – May 11, 1974

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