Phantom# R-06 1973 King/Charlton Comics Cover: Sy Barry/ Bill Lignante Script: Uncredited (original script by Pat Fortunado) Pencils/Inks: Bill Lignante
According to the GCD (Grand Comic Book Database) :
"The King Comics Reading Library were previously published stories but re-writtten to be accessible to younger readers or readers with limited reading skills. Giveaway to schools. Printed by Charlton, produced by King Comics." - Sort of the same principle as Spidey Super Stories.
This story was reprinted from Phantom #20 (King), 1966. The dialog has been greatly simplified and, in some cases, footnotes define "big" words for you.
So, sit back, regress to a third-grade reading level and enjoy "The Adventures of the Girl Phantom".
I don't know how much the dialog was changed, but the idea that The 21st Phantom's great-aunt fought crime in a world with airplanes and cars seems a little anachronistic. But hey, the puzzles and the fantastic house ad on the back make it all worth while.
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