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The Battlements of the Nomad

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The Battlements of the Nomad
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Start date: June 14th, 2015
End date: December 20th, 2015
# of strips: 28
Writer: Tony DePaul
Artist: Terry Beatty
Original colorist: Terry Beatty
Preceded by: "The Iceman"
Followed by: "Trouble in the
Twelve Nations

"The Battlements of the Nomad" is the 182nd Phantom Sunday story. The story was written by Tony DePaul and drawn by Terry Beatty.

Plot synopsis

The Phantom follows a group of the Python's loyal followers to the Nomad's Lair in the desert East of Timbuktu. The Python's loyalists fight to get inside but the Nomad and his faithful aide Sgt Xavier Maurice successful defend the Lair. The Nomad goes on to track down those who attacked him, Sgt Maurice cleans up after the battle, and the Phantom discovers the Nomad's computer data along with a backup computer drive, which he delivers to Colonel Worubu.


Recurring characters



  • East of Timbuktu
    • The Nomad's Lair
      • The Nomad's Private Office
  • Bangalla
  • Libya (mentioned)
  • Tunisia (mentioned)
  • Algeria (mentioned)



  • 1869 Vintage bottle of red wine
  • Backup drive containing all the Nomad's computer data

Phantom lore

Old jungle sayings

  • Phantom's hand and eye are true, no mark can escape him!

Related stories

Refers to

Referenced in


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • Jamaica Star June 18, 2015 – December 17, 2015 - without the first week

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  • "La almenas del Nómada", El Informador February 12, 2017 – August 13, 2017

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