The Curse of the Sacred Image

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The Curse of the Sacred Image
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Start date: April 1st, 1974
End date: August 24th, 1974
# of strips: 126 strips (21 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Pampered Princess"
Followed by: "The Normal Life"

"The Curse of the Sacred Image" is the 124th Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Sy Barry.

Plot synopsis

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Duke
  • Lamma
  • Lomo, son of Chief Llionto
  • Bull
  • Perce
  • Gyp
  • Prince Hassam
  • Ahmed

Real-life characters




Phantom Lore

Old Jungle Sayings

  • There are times when the Phantom leaves the jungle and he enters the town like an ordinary man.
  • Never point a gun at Phantom

Behind the scenes

  • At first, Loka (and Lamanda) are said to be nephews of Chief Llionto and cousins of Llionto's son Lomo. Later, Loka (and thereby also Lamanda) is said to be a cousin of Chief Llionto.

Related stories

Remade as


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • À propos April 29, 1974 – August 17, 1974 (interrupted after the strip of August 14, 1974)
  • Le Nouvelliste June 7, 1974 – November 5, 1974

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  • Tíminn December 5, 1974 – May 17, 1975

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