S.S. Blitz

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S.S. Blitz
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Start date: August 2nd, 1976
End date: October 30th, 1976
# of strips: 78 strips (13 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "Mystery of Kula-Ku"
Followed by: "Return of the Terrorists"

"S.S. Blitz" is the 131st 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

  • Admiral
  • Togando, Police Chief
  • Mayor of Mawitaan
  • Sam
  • Butch
  • Smitty



  • S.S. Blitz


  • Mawitaan News
  • Daily Bugle

Old Jungle Sayings

  • There are times when the Phantom leaves the jungle and he walks into the town as an ordinary man.
  • Phantom moves on cat’s paws.

Related stories


Referenced in

Behind the scenes

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


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • Tíminn February 2, 1977 – May 10, 1977

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  • "The Crime Wave in Mawitaan", Indrajal Comics #283 (1977)
  • "முகமூடிக் கள்வர்கள்" (romanized as "Mugamoodi Kalvargal"), Muthu Comics #75 (1978)
  • "Panic in Mawitaan", Phantom #53
  • "கப்பல் கொள்ளையர்" (romanized as "Kappal kollayar"), Rani Comics #264 (1995)

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