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The Escaped Convicts

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The Escaped Convicts
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Start date: September 7th, 1986
End date: December 21st, 1986
# of strips: 16 pages
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: KFS staff
Preceded by: "Sunken Treasure"
Followed by: "Queen Amaza's Mate"

"The Escaped Convicts" is the 127th Phantom Sunday story. It was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Sy Barry.

Plot synopsis

Three convicts escape from prison only to end up stranded on Eden where the Phantom and his family are enjoying themselves on the beach. Two convicts and their helicopter pilot steal Diana's Automobile, alerting the Phantom to their presence. The third convict arrives at the beach and confronts Diana and the children. The Phantom restrains the car thieves while Stegy, Hzz, and Baldy help recapture the third convict. The Jungle Patrol arrives by helicopter to transport the convicts (and their pilot) back to prison.

A dream sequence plugs the upcoming Defenders of the Earth series.

Appearances

Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Fatso, escaped convict
  • Burly, the third escaped convict
  • Slick, escaped convict
  • The 27th Phantom
  • Mandrake the Magician
  • Lothar
  • Flash Gordon
  • Jedda, the 27th Phantom's daughter
  • Rick, Flash Gordon's son
  • L.J, Lothar's son
  • Kshin, Mandrake's friend
  • Ming the Merciless, Mighty Alien Emperor (also called Evil Ming)

Locations

  • Bangalla
    • Mawitaan
    • The Phantom's Eden
    • Mountain Jail
    • The Deadly Piranha-filled River
    • Walker River Mouth

Organizations

Vehicles

  • Diana's Automobile, a Jeep with number plate U.N.012

Objects

  • Ice Robots, belonging to Ming the Merciless
  • Octon, belonging to Ming the Merciless


Reprints

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  • El Tiempo October 12, 1986 – January ?, 1987

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  • Desh January 16, 1988 – May 7, 1988
  • "The Escaped Convicts", Phantom #10
  • "தப்பி ஓடிய கைதிகள்" (romanized as "Thappi odia kaithikal"), Rani Comics #164 (1991)
  • "The Escaped Convicts", Phantom #72

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