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The Golden Circle (daily story)

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The Golden Circle
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Start date: September 4th, 1939
End date: January 20th, 1940
# of strips: 120 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Ray Moore
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Mysterious Girl"
Followed by: "The Sea Horse"

"The Golden Circle" is the 11th Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Ray Moore.

Plot synopsis

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • George
  • Fifi
  • Countess D'Orsay
  • Mara
  • Bella



Behind the scenes

  • For the third time in the history of the Phantom strip, the story begins with a recap of the origin of the Phantom.
  • The first three weeks have a storyline about the Phantom's and Diana's relationship that is unrelated to the rest of the story. These strips are often edited out of reprints, and it can be argued that they are a separate story and not part of "The Golden Circle".
  • Once again the Phantom is seen traveling in Cabin 14. Additionally he's seated in Compartment 14 when going by the Paris Express.
  • Lieutenant Byron proposes to Diana.
  • Mrs. Palmer tells the Phantom that he is not to marry Diana if he doesn't give up his mission to fight injustice, and get a normal job.
  • For the first time in the strip the Phantom gets to use his suit as a masquerade outfit.
  • The characters Fifi and Countess D'Orsay are most likely a reference to Fifi D'Orsay, "The French Bombshell", a Canadian born Hollywood actress known for her many portraits of young and carefree Parisian women during the 1930's and 1940's.

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This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Fantomov suparnik" and "Fantom u borbi s družbom od “Kruga sa strjelicom”", Hrvatski dnevnik March 21, 1940 – July 22, 1940