The Hydra (story)

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The Hydra
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Start date: July 8th, 1968
End date: October 12th, 1968
# of strips: 84 strips (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Frame-Up"
Followed by: "The Art Thieves"

"The Hydra" is the 102nd 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

  • Old Joey
  • Hackie
  • Police Chief
  • Mac
  • Zed
  • Mum
  • Bull
  • Jak


  • USA
    • New Mexico
    • Death house of Hydra a.k.a. Station 13
    • Hydra H.Q.
    • Palmer residence


Old Jungle Sayings

  • A whisper can go around the earth.
  • Phantom moves faster than lightning flash.
  • Phantom is rough with roughnecks.

Related stories

Remade as

Referenced in


  • First published story about Walker's Table. Diana Palmer's first visit to Walker's Table.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "“Ύδρα” η τρομερή οργάνωση" (romanized as "“Ydra” I tromeri organosi"), Fantom #56 (1976)

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