This chronology is mostly derived from "The Phantom FAQ" by Todd

Goldberg (

Father of 1st Phantom (ca. 1477-1535): Unnamed in

1936 daily origin story, but later (e.g. 1969 Sundays,

1989 dailies) called Kit Walker. In youth served as cabin

boy to Christopher Columbus, then explored New World

and discovered desert mesa which became known as

"Walker's Table," around 1499. Later became sea

Captain and was killed in the fateful pirate raid which

led to his son becoming the first Phantom.

1st Phantom (1516-1566): Sir Christopher Standish/

Walker. "Over four hundred years ago" (dates

variously specified as 1525, 1535-6 or 1550), sole

survivor of a pirate raid, washed up on a remote

Bangalla beach, saved by pygmies, Upon finding

body of pirate who killed his father, swore oath of

the skull that he and his descendents would fight

pirates and evildoers. (1936 daily origin, retold

many times with slight variations). 1975 Sunday

story depicts him meeting the Bandar in 1550 and

fulfilling their prophecy of a man from the sea

saving them from slavery. He also gave them the

secret of their poison arrows, further explaining

their eternal friendship. He is also depicted

getting the idea for his identity and costume from

a native idol, and with Bandar finding Skull Cave.

Destroyed Scorpia pirate band? (1958 dailies).

1979 Sundays say he married Christina, daughter

of Eric the Rover. Other stories say he married

a Spanish princess (7/30/89) or unnamed granddaughter

of Columbus (The Heirs, 1978).

2nd Phantom (1555-1609): Son of first Phantom, father

of boy who played Hamlet, for whom he traveled to

London in 1602. Married Christopher Columbus' grand-

daughter Marabella (1979 Sundays; other stories indi-

cate this was 1st). During visit to pre-colonial America

reclaimed Walker's Table (Novel, 1984 Sundays,

1989 dailies). Killed by Barbary Pirates.

3rd Phantom (ca. 1600): As a boy educated in

England and played Hamlet in original Shakespeare

production at Globe Theater, ca. 1604, and married

Shakespeare's niece Rosamunda (1971,1978/9 Sundays).

According to 1984 Sundays, received diamond cup

of Alexander from Sultan Mamoud Ben Al'lina, and in

1616 married Princess Pura (daughter of an Indian

Maharajah, who was originally intended to Sultan).

(According to 1989 Sundays this was actually the 4th,

with the 3rd Phantom marrying an actress).

4th Phantom: Born around turn of 17th Cent., educated

in England. 1989 story of "Capt. Amazon Pirate Queen"

states he eloped with a Maharaja's daughter.

5th Phantom (Early-mid 1600's): Fought Pirate Captains

Saba, Blood and Blackbeard around 1635 and became

"King Saba, King of Pirates"; Married Juliet Adams,

"Captain Amazon the Pirate Queen," daughter of American

clipper Captain Adams (1989 story). First Phantom

to fight the Thuggees in 1650 (1990 story).

6th Phantom (ca. 1660's): Rescued Queen Natala of

Navarre from Pirate Redbeard and later married her,

turned pirate band into the Jungle Patrol (said to

be founded 1664) (1st Novel, 1973 & 1991 dailies,

1979 Sundays). (Other stories say this was 7th,

with the 6th marrying a Sultan's daughter (8/13/89).

7th Phantom (mid-late 1600's): Saved emperor Joonkar

(AKA "Joomkar" or "Joonkoor" according to some stories),

who bequeathed the Golden Beach of Keela-Wee and

commissioned Michelangelo to carve Phantom Head Peak

(Novel, 1966 & 1986 Sundays; other stories indicate a

somewhat later Phantom). 7th may have been also been

the Phantom who first met the Little People and

established the Treaty of the Rattle (1956 Sundays

stated to be 300 years previously, present Phantom's

Grandfather "12x removed"). As noted some stories

(e.g. 8/13/89 Sunday story of "Capt Amazon Pirate Queen")

attribute founding of Jungle Patrol to 7th Phantom

(Sjefen of Norway suggests the 7th Phantom continued

the founding of the Jungle Patrol after the 6th died.)

8th Phantom (died ca. 1726): Said to be tallest Phantom.

Fought demons of Kognia and destroyed witches' castle.

Built secret path through Great Swamp and died of

snakebite (Frew#899A). Another story says he was mortally

wounded by an arrow in the back by the Mongols.

Married Heloise, the Hanta Witch, 1675 or 1685

(1979 dailies/Sundays). 1991-2 Sunday story "The

4th Son" shows the 8th Phantom married to an English-

woman who gave him 4 sons, all named Kit!

9th Phantom (Born ca. 1700): AKA "The Runt", described

by Old Man Mozz as the strongest and shortest Phantom.

As noted above, one of 4 sons all named Kit; became

Phantom and married Mongol Princess Vhatta ca. 1726.

Also destroyed Zaal, idol of human sacrifice, in

Eastern Dark (Sundays 1983,1990, Dailies 1977,Sundays


10th Phantom (1700's): All that is known is that

he rescued a Scandinavian ship captain's daughter

from sinking and married her (Sundays 11/26/78 and

8/6/89). Died ~ after 1740?

11th Phantom (1700's): Little known; according to

11/26/78 Sunday married a Majaraja's daughter. 8/13/89

Sunday indicates he ran off with an Indian Maiden.

12th Phantom (died 1812): Seen in 1980 Sunday story of

13th Phantom and 1987 story of Irrondi & Great Ones.

13th Phantom (succeeded ca. 1812): Finest swordsman

of his age, educated in America, fought in war of 1812,

Married Jeanette, sister of famous pirate Jean Lafitte

ca. 1812-8 (1979-1980 Sundays). (1994 dailies

say he married Indian Chief's daughter and searched

for buried pirate treasure in 1795, and that it was

the 14th who married Jeanette. 1994 dailies also

indicate that the 13th Phantom knew his own

grandfather the 11th, perhaps unique in the Phantom


14th Phantom (d. ca. 1831): Ended slave trade

of the Eastern Dark (1977 d, 1984 & 1990 Sundays).

15th Phantom (succeeded ca. 1831): Said to have

married an Italian opera singer, Juliet Adams. Eyed by an un named Priestess in the Mejo tribe (11/26/78 Sunday,

8/13/89 Sunday, 12/23/94 daily).

16th Phantom (Active ~1840's-1860's): Father of

twins Kip and Julie (the "female Phantom"). In

1994 dailies, called "the masked cowboy"

and shown to marry Annie Morgan in Texas in the

1840's-1850's. Died after 1867.

17th Phantom (b. 1852): "Kip", educated in Rome, had

twin sister Julie who temporarily served as the female

Phantom while he was injured (Novel, 1952 Sundays).

Also referred to in the story of the "Snake Goddess"

(Frew #899A).

18th Phantom (late 1800's?): Little information.

Apparently came very close to dying without an heir,

but finally married Janie Cary who bore him a son,

according to Barry Stubbersfield. Other sources

consider Julie, sister of 17th, to be the 18th

Phantom, with 19th marrying Jane.

19th Phantom: (1870-~1915 or 1924): Considered

strongest of Phantom line. 1951 Sunday story and

Novel indicate he was the first Phantom to meet the

Rope People, for whom he performed a series of great

feats similar to the Labors of Hercules (1980 daily

story indicates this was great grandfather of 20th

Phantom, i.e. 17th, while 20th had to repeat feats

to rescue Dr. Thorne & daughter who he was to marry.)

Destroyed Singh Pirate ship in Bengali Bay and placed

good mark on Dr. Worth & descendents (1959 Sundays).

According to 1964 & 1971 stories of the Cary family,

this Phantom (current Phantom's grandfather) married

Jane Carey around 1910 and placed Good Mark on Dr. Cary

protecting his hospital and descendants. However

Stubbersfield (supported by 1978 Sundays) says 19th

married June Archer or June Thorne, daughter of Dr.

Archer of Rope People story. The 19th Phantom

also banned guns from jungle (9/95 daily story).

20th Phantom: (Early-Mid 1900's): Father of our 21st

Phantom, stabbed/killed in battle with Singh river

pirates (1954 Sundays). Usually said to have married

Lady Maude (mother of our 21 Phantom); both kidnapped and

imprisoned months by Highland/Mountain Prince (1953 & 1989

Sundays). (However 1980 daily story of The Tree House refers

to current Phantom's father rescuing his fiance and her

father Dr. Thorne from Rope People. Other stories

attribute this to 19th as noted above). Endowed Dr.

Axel's Jungle Hospital, which is protected by the Good

Mark in gratitude for Dr. Axel's delivery of the baby

21st (cited in many stories incl. 1990 dailies).

In 'Saved by Fate', it's said he, by chance, caught mouldy bread in Alexander Flemming's study, accidently creating Penecillin. He was there to find a cure for his mother, who had a Staphlococcal Infection.

21st Phantom (mid-late 1900's): Kit Walker, "our"

Phantom, hero of comic strip since 1936, still active.

Educated in USA, college sports hero (Novel, 1944 &

1959 Sundays). Married Diana Palmer 1977, children

Kit, Heloise. Repeated grandfather's feats for

Rope People, resumed ancient friendship of Phantom and

Little People (1950's Sundays). Reestablished role as

Guardian of the Eastern Dark (1977 dailies). Note:

Earlier stories indicated our Phantom 16th or 20th

of the line, not until 1960's was our Phantom

definitively settled to be 21st! Also note that

obviously the 21st Phantom's career is inordinately

long, having started in 1936 and still going strong in

2006, so these time spans are not realistic! e!

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.