The Tiger Girl

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The Tiger Girl
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Start date: June 18th, 1951
End date: September 15th, 1951
# of strips: 78 (13 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Wilson McCoy
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "Whirlpool Channel"
Followed by: "The Governor's Family"

"The Tiger Girl" is the 42nd Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Wilson McCoy.

Plot synopsis

Hard times for the business of the little touring carnival standing near the forests of Bengali. Jeannie and her tame tiger “Honey” lost her job; but a friend of her has an idea : with a salvage dress Jeannie could be appear as "Tira, the Tiger Girl" and pretend to be have raised by tigers in order to catch the press attention. But something goes wrong when a wild tiger, taking the place of the sweet "Honey", came along and attacks some journalists. The native people believe that the tame tiger and his mistress are bad spirits and are decided to destroy them. Jeannie is captured by a tribute and The Phantom is going to deliver her from the angry of the witch doctor.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Jeannie, "The Tiger Girl" (also nicknamed "Tira")
  • "Honey", the tame tiger
  • Slick
  • Mac, Bengali Bugle's photographer
  • Unnamed zoo keeper




Old jungle sayings

Related stories

Remade as


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Das Tigermädchen von Bengali", Phantom #1 (1976)