The Man-Thing

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The Man-Thing
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Start date: January 18th, 1988
End date: May 21st, 1988
# of strips: 108 (18 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "Zabadabah"
Followed by: "Great Raptor of Rhua"

"The Man-Thing" is the 163rd Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Sy Barry.

Plot synopsis

Lloni of Llongo comes across an elephant sized man-thing in the jungle and reports it to the Phantom. It was the first of a convoy of trucks smuggling weapons to overthrow President Luaga.


Recurring characters

One-time characters




  • Bangala Press (only one 'l' in print)

Old Jungle Sayings

  • Phantom rough on roughnecks.
  • Phantom angry with bad men.
  • Phantom fist like battle-axe.
  • Phantom moves silent as big cat.
  • Phantom moves faster than eye can see.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • Dagur October 13, 1993 – April 29, 1994

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