Phantom#64 March 1975 Charlton Comics Cover: Frank Bolle Script: Joe Gill Pencils/Inks: Frank Bolle
Apparently, Charlton's "New Look" for The Phantom wasn't very popular, because it was gone by issue #64. Charlton chose Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom artist Frank Bolle to draw this story, which was written by Captain Atom scribe, Joe Gill. The cover of this issue, also by Bolle, makes me think of Doug Wildey's work on Jonny Quest which, with it's far off locales and classic sense of adventure is not the worst take one could have on The Phantom. Without further ado, enjoy "Duel With Death" and I'll have a few comments at the end.
An observation: It seems weird to me that a guy who only uses his guns to shoot other people's guns from their hands would own a fighter plane. It also seems like a shame that, if the Phantom were to own his own fighter jet, it wouldn't be an F-4 Phantom.
Before there was Superman or Batman or Spider-Man, there was The Phantom. Playwright and cartoonist Lee Falk introduced The Phantom to the world in 1936.
Since then, The Phantom has run continuously in newspapers around the world, gaining a following in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand. He has spawned films adaptations, paperback novels, an animated television show and several comic book series.
I have been drawn to the Phantom by his unique backstory-one of the best in sequential media. This blog will let me share with others the exciting world of "The Ghost Who Walks, Who Cannot Die...The Phantom!!"
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" 'The Phantom' is a marvelous role model because he wins against evil. Evil does not triumph against the Phantom... He hates dictatorship, and is in favor of democracy. He is also opposed to any violation of human rights." -Lee Falk