The Tanker-Jackers

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The Tanker-Jackers
Start date: April 10th, 1972
End date: July 15th, 1972
# of strips: 84 strips (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Witchman"
Followed by: "The Keeper of the Peace"

"The Tanker-Jackers" is the 117th Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Sy Barry.

Plot synopsis

Pirates with helicopters force shipping companies to pay millions to not have their oil tankers bombed.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Sparks
  • Gene





  • Buttercup (oil tanker)

Phantom lore


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • Tíminn November 14, 1972 – February 22, 1973

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