Strangol escapes prison, and enlists his gal Linda (whom Phantom doesn't recognize despite meeting her two issues ago) kidnaps Diane Palmer. The Ghost Who Walks must save her!
Seems Margo Lane herself is also caught in a web of not just Shiwan, but another descendant of a dictator Attila the Hun! Now she is the object of three men's affections! Will Shadow beat his rivals suitors?
Phantom is left to be killed by some hired goons. He and Diane escape and end up in a car chase with the pirate, who shows off his a helicopter-car. Beaten Strangol swares revenge. An untold story?
Back to the duel of demented dictators, turns out the Shadow that jumped into the fray was a fake. The real one escaped later, however Margo kept her wits and left old Shiwan scratching his head.
Appraising these twin terrors, Strangol had the inventive genius from his two outings and used clever tactics at times, although they proved utterly futile. Khiwan was displayed as an incompetent that still seemed to have the resources and where-with-all to continuously plague the free world...and to escape to return another day. Neither was infamous enough earn name recognition, certainly none to match the legends that tormented them...the licensed legends: The Shadow and the Phantom.