The Treasure Hunters

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The Treasure Hunters
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Start date: January 17th, 2000
End date: May 6th, 2000
# of strips: 96 (16 weeks)
Writer: Tony DePaul
Artist: George Olesen &
Keith Williams
Original colorist: KFS staff
Preceded by: "The Halloween Kidnappers"
Followed by: "The Strange Robber"

"The Treasure Hunters" is the 198th Phantom daily story. The story was written by Tony DePaul and drawn by George Olesen and Keith Williams.

Plot synopsis

Two researchers, Gilbert and Danielle Bates, and their crew, receive permission from president Luaga to search for diamonds that were lost in 1914 in the Bengali river when a ship sank.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Gilbert Bates
  • Danielle Bates
  • Taz
  • Cap
  • Max Kohl
  • Elena Kohl




  • "African Queen", a ship


  • Elena Kohl's diary

Behind the scenes

When this story was reprinted in Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish comic books, a different version was used where Kari Leppänen had inked over George Olesen's pencils.[1]


This story has been published in the following publications:

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