The Devil Road

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The Devil Road
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Start date: December 1st, 1947
End date: May 22nd, 1948
# of strips: 150 (25 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Wilson McCoy
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "Romance"
Followed by: "The Girls"

"The Devil Road" is the 31st Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Wilson McCoy.

Plot synopsis

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Bull
  • Shorty
  • Mr. Dove
  • Connie Dove
  • Prince Kali of Nepa
  • Duka
  • The Raj of Nepa
  • Luka




  • Traders, Inc.

Behind the scenes

  • Once again, the Phantom's costume is said to be gray.
  • The Phantom gives Connie Dove the Mark of the Skull, otherwise given to bad guys, in her palm as a way for her to travel safe through the jungle. Years later Lee Falk would create the Good Mark for that purpose. The Phantom states that it eventually will come off.
  • Connie Dove is one of several characters named Connie, named after Lee Falk's second wife Constance.

Related stories

Referenced in


This story has been published in the following publications:

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