The Bad Ones

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The Bad Ones
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Start date: December 14th, 1964
End date: April 17th, 1965
# of strips: 108 strips (18 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Adventures of
Lucy Cary
Followed by: "The Hanta Witch"

"The Bad Ones" is the 90th 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

  • Stabbed tourist
  • Consul
  • Miss Hall
  • Policeman
  • Morristown Police Chief
  • Police Chief's nephew (mentioned)
  • Rookie
  • Morristown Mayor, "Hizzoner"
  • Captain Morgan, JP
  • Spike / Spikes
  • Bozo
  • Rube
  • District Attorney





Old Jungle Sayings

  • Phantom moves as silently as a fog.
  • There are times, the natives say, when the Phantom walks the streets of the town as an ordinary man... this was one of those times!

Behind the scenes

  • The title is in the first strip of the story.
  • The Mayor is called "Hizzoner", a corruption of the title "His Honour".


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • Le Nouvelliste December 14, 1964 – April 17, 1965
  • "Les méchants", L'Action April 8, 1965 – August 16, 1965

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  • Tíminn October 23, 1965 – March 6, 1966

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  • "Банда “Дьяволов”" (romanized as "Banda Dyavolov"), Fantom #1 (1992)

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  • "الشبح وقراصنة سانلوي" (romanized as "Alshabah wa qarasenat Sanlwi"), Samir #497#510 (1965-66)

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