The Mob

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The Mob
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Start date: June 7th, 1954
End date: September 11th, 1954
# of strips: 84 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Wilson McCoy
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "Ragon's Game"
Followed by: "The Wrestling Tourney"

"The Mob" is the 53rd Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Wilson McCoy.

Plot Summary

Dave Palmer notices a bar in his neighbourhood which is selling alcohol after hours and to minors. He speaks to the owner, but he is threatened with rough treatment. With the aid of his police associates, he forces the bar to close. The same bar is reopened across the street, which is also closed down with more pressure from Dave. Suddenly Dave Palmer disappears, and the Phantom is informed. He travels to America where he investigates. After discovering "The Mob", he fights with some of the strongmen from the gang before being led to gang bookkeeper Rudy. With no leads from Rudy, he waits for the mob to come after him. He knocks out multiple crooks who try to follow him, and is led to a location where he learns that The Mob is lead by "Top". Top tells his crooks to meet at a certain location. After visiting this location, The Phantom finds Dave Palmer and unravels the identity of "Top"; as the meek bookkeeper Rudy. Rudy is led away by police.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Slick
  • Ben
  • Rudy
  • Flashy Phil (mentioned)
  • Torpedo Ted (mentioned)
  • Silent Sid (mentioned)




  • The Mob
  • Tombeh Inc.

Old jungle sayings

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This story has been published in the following publications:

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