Harvey Hits#26 November, 1959 Harvey Comics Cover: Wilson McCoy Script: Lee Falk Pencils/Inks: Wilson McCoy
Prior to licensing The Phantom to Gold Key, King Features Syndicate licensed the property to Harvey Comics, home of Casper The Friendly Ghost. Unlike the later comics which were original stories outside the newspaper continuity, Harvey opted to reprint storylines from the daily newspaper strips, re-formatted and presented in color. I suspect the stories were probably slightly abridged as well, as four months of dailies crammed into 24 pages seems a tight fit.
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!!"
The Phantom and all related characters, indicia, etc. are copyright 2010 King Features Syndicate.
All scans and art are taken from my own comics except where otherwise noted and are utilized under the legal understanding of fair use.
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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