The Kidnappers

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The Kidnappers
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Start date: February 21st, 1999
End date: August 15th, 1999
# of strips: 26
Writer: Lee Falk & Elizabeth Falk
Artist: George Olesen &
Fred Fredericks
Original colorist: KFS staff
Preceded by: "The Floradon Mystery"
Followed by: "The Wharf Rats"

"The Kidnappers" is the 150th Phantom Sunday story. It was drawn by George Olesen and Fred Fredericks.

It was the last Phantom Sunday story written by Lee Falk before he passed away. His widow Elizabeth Falk finished the script.

Plot Summary

Tanya Luaga, the wife of President Lamanda Luaga, is kidnapped.

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • General Krul
  • Colonel Hogg
  • Baldan





Old jungle sayings

Behind the scenes

  • Lee Falk was hospitalised while writing the script for this story, and was assisted by his wife Elizabeth Falk. When he passed away, she finished the script based on his plot.
  • The Sunday strip changed to computer lettering with this story.

Related stories

Refers to


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • Anandamela May 16, 2001 – December 26, 2001
  • "ഫാന്റവും ഏകാധിപതിയും" (romanized as "Phantavum Ekadhipadhiyum"), Phantom #3 (2019)
  • "The Kidnappers", The Phantom #29 (2023)

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