|Publisher||King Features Syndicate, Egmont
and many others
|Created by||Lee Falk|
|Type of organization||Organized crime|
The Singh Brotherhood is a fictional global crime syndicate. They are the best known adversaries of the Lee Falk created superhero The Phantom, and have made many appearances in Phantom comic books and comic strips throughout the years. The name has from time to time changed into "Sangh" in the Phantom strip and "Sengh" in the 1996 Phantom movie.
Although it has never been revealed when and how the Singh Brotherhood started, it is known that they have existed for many centuries. In 1536, they attacked a British merchant ship outside the coast of Bangalla, killing both Captain Christopher Walker and his crew. Only the son of the Captain survived, and he later on swore a sacred oath to fight evil, injustice and cruelty, and to put an end to the Brotherhood's activities. He later became The Phantom, The Ghost Who Walks.
After originating The Phantom, the brotherhood have existed in many different incarnations throughout the centuries. As of today, they exist as a worldwide organisation of modern day pirates, smugglers, thieves, and hit men.
In the European Phantom stories published by Egmont, the modern leader of the brotherhood is Sandal Singh, daughter of Dogai Singh. In the US Phantom stories by Moonstone Books, the leader is Temur Singh.
In other media
The Singh Brotherhood was rechristened to the Sengh Brotherhood in Paramount's 1996 movie Phantom. Their leader, Kabai Sengh, was played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. The Brotherhood undergoes a drastic change in SyFy Television's 2009 miniseries The Phantom, becoming more like a corporation board with their leader Rhatib Singh (played by Cas Anvar) being the last direct deescendant of the Singh bloodline.
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