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