Thursday, October 21, 2010

Random Phantom Panel #8

Thanks, Toots. You're not so bad yourself!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Random Phantom Panel #7

And THIS is why we needed a Health Care Reform bill!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Random Phantom Panel #6

Wait, is THIS what he was doing with that tiger in Random Panel #2?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Random Phantom Panel #5

I think this one speaks for itself.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Random Phantom Panel #4

Take THAT, Batcave!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Phantom #43- Charlton, Part Two

April 1971
Charlton Comics
Cover: Pat Boyette
Script: ?
Pencils/Inks: Pat Boyette

"Paid in Full" is the second of our "Complete Action Jungle Adventures" as promised on the cover. I don't care HOW English you are, NO-ONE wears a bowler hat and ascot into the Bengali jungle unless they're John Steed.

This plot struck me as a little bit reminiscent of a (probably better) Uncle Scrooge plot.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Random Phantom Panel #3

The Ghost Who Swims?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Anniversary Fantomen !

Today marks the 60th anniversary of Fantomen, Sweden's Phantom comic. I know Nancy and Sluggo are also still popular in Sweden, but I have my doubts about the staying power of Hopalong Cassidy and Knockout Charlie.

You will notice that The Ghost Who Walks is attired in the dark blue color he wears in Northwestern Europe to this day. His trunks, however are a decidedly American baby blue and black stripe, unlike his current red and black ones.

Thanks to Pidde for reminding me of this important event and you should all be sure to check out the wonderful commemorative book at:

Random Phantom Panel #2

The Ghost Who... SAY! Just What IS He Doing To That Tiger !?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Random Phantom Panel #1

The Ghost Who Enjoys Delivering a Good, Sound Spanking?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Phantom #43- Charlton, Part One

April 1971
Charlton Comics
Cover: Pat Boyette
Script: ?
Pencils/Inks: Pat Boyette

In the early 1970's, Charlton seemed to have a penchant for packaging 2-3 short Phantom stories per issue. Some covers, like the one above, use this as a selling point-promising "3 Complete Action Jungle Adventures" That comes out to a nickel per story, for you thrifty Phans at home!

Here, from 1971, we present "Test of an Idol"

Funny how Dianna never even crossed The Phantom's mind... Maybe he should work on being The Ghost Who Walks The Line!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Ghost Who Feels Naked...

Yesterday, my beloved Skull Ring was destroyed. I had just gotten it stretched to the point where it would fit (almost) comfortably on the middle finger of my right hand. I had been wearing it nearly every day for the last 3 or 4 months. It had become a regular part of my daily attire.

And then, yesterday it happened. It must have fallen off of the shelf by my printer and been rolled over by the wheels of my desk chair. One side was bent all the way up under the face of the ring. I tried in vain to stretch it back with a pair of needle-nose pliers, but alas it snapped!

I feel like my right hand is uncharacteristically light and bare.

Oh, well, it's not like they're rare or anything.

Still, it was my first one, and I miss it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Living Legend- Phantom #30- Charlton

And, just like that, a four-year degree in Liberal Arts is cast aside in favor of blind superstition. Great job, O' Ghost Who Walks!