As of this week, I am sad to say I will be discontinuing running the week's newspaper strips on Saturdays and Sundays. I've thought long and hard about this and I have decided that, since I am not paying to acquire any rights to these materials, I have no legal right to reprint them here.
The sources I have obtained them from previously, provided them for free to the public, but I am well aware that they(the sources) do so after paying a fee to King Features Syndicate and hope to use those comics to attract advertising dollars.
I do not charge for my blog or its content. To be extra above-board I have avoided even enabling advertising on this blog. However, I feel that the continued posting of current Phantom comic strips may be misconstrued as an attempt to pirate the intellectual property of KFS and The Phantom really hates pirates.
I hope this doesn't disappoint my readers too much. The Phantom can be read daily online for free at the following sites:
http://www.seattlepi.com/fun/comic.asp?feature_id=Phantom ( This one lets you search backwards AND has the Mandrake daily as well.)
I will continue posting scans of my vintage Phantom comic books on a weekly basis and will provide photos and scans of any cool collectibles I obtain as well as articles and the usual nonsense I think of.
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