The Prisoner of the Himalayas

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The Prisoner of the Himalayas
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Start date: February 7th, 1938
End date: June 18th, 1938
# of strips: 114 (19 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Ray Moore
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "Little Toma"
Followed by: "Adventure in Algiers"

"The Prisoner of the Himalayas" is the fifth Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Ray Moore.

Plot synopsis

Diana and her mother are travelling in Europe. In this adventure they are staying in an apartment at a French hotel called Georg III.

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • The Count
  • Jerry
  • Bob
  • The Maharajah of Barogar
  • Count Bart
  • Captain Dudley
  • Shiva
  • Burdiv
  • Shan



  • Scotland Yard

Behind the scenes

  • Diana's mother makes her first appearance, and meets the Phantom for the first time. Her name is given as Mrs. E.V. Palmer
  • Four men propose to Diana – The Count, Jerry, Bob, and the Phantom. Diana even gets engaged to Bob, but the Phantom appears at her wedding, and snatches her away from the ceremony.

Related stories

Refers to


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Fantom u Indiji (Tajna maloga Tome razjašnjena)", Hrvatski dnevnik June 12, 1938 – November 13, 1938
  • "Фантом против демона" (romanized as "Fantom protiv demona), Truba #43#55 (1938; redrawn by unknown local artist and edited together with "Little Toma")
  • "Фантом у Скотланд Јарду" (romanized as "Fantom u Skotland Jardu"), Mika Miš #292#335 (1939)
  • "Фантом у Скотланд Јарду" (romanized as "Fantom u Skotland Jardu"), Zabavnik #68#69 (1940)
  • Pegaz #7 (1978)
  • "Alijev karavan", Biblioteka Nostalgija #7 (1988)