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The Gibs Brothers

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The Gibs Brothers
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Start date: March 6th, 1955
End date: April 3rd, 1955
# of strips: 5 pages
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Wilson McCoy
Original colorist: KFS staff
Preceded by: "Alexander's Cup"
Followed by: "The Crescent Cult"

"The Gibs Brothers" is the 40th Phantom Sunday story. It was originally published in American newspapers from March 6th to April 3rd, 1955.

The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Wilson McCoy. It is the shortest Phantom Sunday story ever made.

Plot Summary

Mr. Walker (The Phantom) walks in to a bar and orders a glass of milk. The other guests at the bar laugh at him and think that he is not a real man. Suddenly a man runs in to the bar, yelling that the Gibs brothers are coming and everyone quickly leaves the bar, except mr. Walker.

The Gibs brothers enter the bar and become a little bit angry when they realize that someone has warned the guests at the bar that they were coming. They break some stuff in retaliation of that and then asks the barman for the regular payment for their "protection". Mr. Walker interferes at this point and tells the barman not to pay, since it would be stupid.

The Gibs brothers becomes angry at Mr Walker because he dares utter objections to them and a fight starts which they quickly lose. Mr. Walker then orders them to clean up the mess they have caused. The Gibs brothers are like peaceful lambs while Mr. Walker finishes his milk and then leaves. The barman asks what the returning guests want and get the unison answer: milk.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • The Gibs Brothers






Old jungle sayings

  • There are nights when the Phantom comes out of the Deep Woods and walks in the town like an ordinary man.
  • When the Phantom's voice grows cold, it is enough to freeze the blood.

Related stories

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This story has been published in the following publications:

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