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The Swamp Rats (Gold Key story)

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The Swamp Rats
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Produced for: The Phantom #5
# of pgs: 15
Writer: Lee Falk & Bill Harris
Artist: Bill Lignante
Original colorist: unknown
Producer: Gold Key

"The Swamp Rats " is a 1963 Gold Key story, written by Bill Harris, after an original script by Lee Falk, and with art by Bill Lignante.

Plot summary

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Patrolman Jones
  • Bub
  • Louie
  • Pete




Old Jungle Sayings

  • "He who sees the Phantom unmasked -- dies at once -- horribly!"

Behind the scenes

  • This is the second time an old jungle saying is mentioned in the Gold Key Phantom production. However, just like the first time, the phrase "old jungle saying" isn't used.
  • The name of the featured tribe is given as the Wambasi, as opposed to Wambesi as in the original daily story.
  • While it is the second Gold Key appearance of Colonel Weeks, this is the first one to mention his name.

Related stories

Remake of


This story has been published in the following publications:

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