Thursday, May 13, 2010

More Phantom, plus Moore's Phantom

Today we have the debut of Ray Moore as the regular artist on The Phantom. Lee Falk realized that he was not going to be able to write Mandrake The Magician and The Phantom and also draw The Phantom. Falk decided to bring on artist Ray Moore, who had been working as an assistant on Mandrake.

Moore's art is moody and creepy and while not dissimilar to Falk's art, Moore would bring a new level of sophistication to the art which would remain a halmark of the strip until Moore's assistant, Wilson McCoy took over in the 1940's, putting his own, "cartoonier" stamp on The Phantom.

Now, on with our story.

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