Crook's Haven

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Crook's Haven
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Start date: November 23rd, 1980
End date: May 24th, 1981
# of strips: 27 pages
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: KFS staff
Preceded by: "The Uninvited Visitors"
Followed by: "Crazy Louie's Story"

"Crook's Haven" is the 113th Phantom Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Sy Barry.

Plot Summary

Prince Buzabal in The Misty Mountains allows criminals on the run to enjoy themselves in his kingdom and spend their money in his casino, before they are quietly disposed of through a trap door that leads to a pair of hungry lions.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Prince Buzabal
  • Emir
  • Fanny
  • Louie of Atlanta
  • Kooky of Chicago



Old jungle sayings

  • It is terror for the evil man to awake in darkness and see The Phantom.
  • The Phantom has the strength of ten tigers.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • La Nación January 22, 1983 – July 23, 1983 - the last week missing

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  • Vikan January 28, 1982 – July 29, 1982

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