Llongo's Amulet

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Llongo's Amulet
Produced for: Fantomen 15/1979
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Donne Avenell
Artist: Heiner Bade
Original colorist: N/A
Producer: Semic Press

"Llongo's Amulet" is a 1979 Team Fantomen story, written by Donne Avenell, with art by Heiner Bade.

Plot synopsis

Toby Smith is another name for disaster. Wherever he goes, whatever he does, bad luck always follow him. Toby is a sailor, but because of his bad luck the ship leaves without him and he is stranded in Morristown. His luck takes him to jungle, where he helps the Phantom save Lotus, the Llongo chief's daughter, from a crocodile attack. As a reward, the Chief Llionto gives Toby an amulet which is supposed to bring him good luck. Toby's luck takes a turn for the better after receiving the amulet. Now he is always lucky. Toby becomes the owner of a mountain state after wining it from its previous ruler in a game of dice. Toby goes to the mountain state and takes charge as a ruler. However the people of the mountain state quickly become fed up with tyranny and want to kill the new ruler. The Phantom helps Toby to get out of danger and go back to his uncomplicated life of an unlucky sailor.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Toby Smith
  • Lotus, daughter of Chief Llionto
  • Chief Llionto, Chief of Llongo
  • Unnamed Tyrannical Ruler of the Highlands
  • Ahmed, driver and bodyguard of Unnamed Tyrannical Ruler of the Highlands
  • Melchior, chief conspirator and revolutionary




Behind the scenes

  • They are not stated to be Old Jungle Sayings, but when Lotus is rescued, a Llongo Villager says "The Phantom is stronger than ten tigers!" and when the Phantom follows Toby Smith into town the text in the panels reads "There are times when the Phantom leaves the Jungle.. to walk the streets as an Ordinary Man!"


This story has been published in the following publications:

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