Phantom#67 October, 1975 Charlton Comics Cover: Don Newton Script: Joe Gill Pencils/Inks: Don Newton
Don Newton brought his unique, Gothic style to The Phantom at the end of the series' Charlton run. Newton contributed not only his eerie, atmospheric interior art, but also a series of painted covers that elevated the look of Charlton's comics significantly. One can only imagine how much nicer the covers would have been, had Charlton used better quality control in their printing process.
I used my photo editing software to "tweak" the contrast and color on the cover painting for a less muddy look, to give a better idea of what the original painting actually looked like.
Please sit back and enjoy "Triumph of Evil"
Script writer Joe Gill seems to have a better feel for The Phantom in this issue than he exibited in issue #64. However, he seems to have missed the fact that -of all the tribes of Bangalla- The Bandar are the only tribe who know the true nature of The Ghost Who Walks.
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