Later it also published Bahadur , an Indian comic hero created by Aabid Surti. In , the distinctly Indian character, Bahadur, joined the rotation. Stories involving "The Phantom," Flash Gordon and Mandrake emphasized their roles as heroes, with special powers, talents or sci-fi tools. The remaining characters in the Indrajal universe played out more conventional detective and crime stories. Indrajal Comics commenced with a monthly schedule. The first 10 issues devoted 16 pages to The Phantom, so many of the stories were edited to fit this format.
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The main character, the Phantom , is a fictional costumed crime-fighter who operates from the fictional African country of Bangalla. The character has been adapted for television, film and video games.
The series began with a daily newspaper strip on February 17, , followed by a color Sunday strip on May 28, ; both are still running as of In , King Features stated that The Phantom was being published in newspapers worldwide. Falk worked on The Phantom until his death in ; since his death, the comic strip has been written by Tony DePaul.
In the strip, the Phantom was 21st in a line of crime-fighters which began in , when the father of British sailor Christopher Walker was killed during a pirate attack. Swearing an oath on the skull of his father's murderer to fight evil, Christopher began a legacy of the Phantom which would pass from father to son. Unlike many other superheroes, the Phantom has no superpowers; he totally relies on his strength, intelligence and the myth of his immortality to take action against the forces of evil.
The 21st Phantom is married to Diana Palmer; they met while he studied in the United States and they have two children, Kit and Heloise. He has a trained wolf named Devil and a horse named Hero, and like the 20 previous Phantoms he lives in the ancient Skull Cave.
The Phantom was the first fictional hero to wear the skintight costume which has become a hallmark of comic-book superheroes , and was the first shown in a mask with no visible pupils another superhero standard. His first effort was to write and draw a strip about King Arthur and his knights. He planned the first few months of the story, and drew the first two weeks as a sample.
Fascinated by myths and legends such as King Arthur and El Cid and the modern fictional characters Zorro , Tarzan and The Jungle Book 's Mowgli , Falk envisioned the character as wealthy playboy Jimmy Wells by day and the crime-fighting Phantom by night. During his first story, "The Singh Brotherhood", before disclosing that Wells was the Phantom, Falk changed the setting to a jungle and made the Phantom an apparently immortal, mythic figure.
However, he could not find a name he liked better and decided to stay with the Phantom. He incorrectly believed that ancient Greek busts had no pupils they were painted on originally and faded with time which he said gave them an "inhuman, awe-inspiring appearance. Falk was a Shakespeare enthusiast  and the comic included several references to Shakespeare.
These include the third Phantom playing Juliet in the original premiere of Romeo and Juliet , as well as marrying Shakespeare's niece. The Phantom began as a daily strip on February 17,  with "The Singh Brotherhood",  written by Falk and drawn by him for two weeks and then by Ray Moore assistant to artist Phil Davis on Mandrake the Magician. A Sunday Phantom strip was added on May 28, Moore also served during the war and left the strip to his assistant, Wilson McCoy.
When Moore returned he worked sporadically on the strip until , when McCoy succeeded him. McCoy died unexpectedly in Carmine Infantino and Bill Lignante who later drew several Phantom stories for comic books filled in before a successor was found in Sy Barry.
Under Barry, Bangalla became a democracy and the character of President Lamanda Luaga was introduced. Barry worked on The Phantom for over 30 years until his retirement, drawing a total of about 11, strips.
His longtime assistant George Olesen remained on the strip as penciller, with Keith Williams inking the daily strip. Falk continued to script The Phantom and Mandrake until his death on March 13, His last daily and Sunday strip stories, "Terror at the Opera" and "The Kidnappers", were finished by his wife Elizabeth after her husband pulled off his oxygen mask in the hospital to dictate the storyline.
DePaul would later become the strip's sole writer. Some stories were adapted from those originally published in Fantomen. In , Olesen and Fredericks retired from the Sunday strip. It was continued by comic-book artist Graham Nolan , who had drawn three Fantomen covers. In early Olesen and Williams left the daily strip after Olesen retired, and artist Paul Ryan who had worked on the Fantomen comic stories and had been a fan of the character since childhood took over the daily strip.
Ryan succeeded Nolan as artist on the Sunday strip in He died after only a few months, and Ryan temporarily took over the Sunday page again on January 15, which featured a memorial to Barreto.
Ryan also did the following week's strip, before Terry Beatty became Barreto's replacement. Ryan died at his home unexpectedly on March 7, Beatty stepped down as Sunday artist in , and was replaced by Jeff Weigel. The Phantom has been published by a number of publishers in the United States.
Harvey Comics published The Phantom during the s. By , a total of 73 issues were published. DC Comics published a Phantom comic book from to According to Verheiden, the series ended as much because of licensing issues as falling sales. Opened June 7, nationwide in the aforementioned markets. Moonstone Books published Phantom graphic novels beginning in After 11 issues Mike Bullock took over the scripting, with Gabriel Rearte and Carlos Magno creating the artwork before Silvestre Szilagyi became the regular artist in Bullock's stories often feature topical issues, based on actual African conflicts.
In a three-part story arc, "Invisible Children", the Phantom fights a fictional warlord called "Him" loosely based on Joseph Kony. Three years later the company reintroduced the series as The Phantom: Ghost Who Walks , beginning with issue 0 a retelling of the first Phantom's origin.
The aim was to make the comic darker, grittier and more realistic, similar to the s stories by Lee Falk and Ray Moore. It updated the Phantom, giving him modern accessories, and introduced a number of supporting characters and villains. In the series, the Phantom fights reality-based enemies such as modern terrorists, organ smugglers and Somali pirates.
In the Phantom appeared in Dynamite's five-issue miniseries, Kings Watch. In Hermes Press announced that it would publish a Phantom comic-book miniseries with new content, written by Peter David and illustrated by Sal Velluto,  scheduled for publication in November The first issue of Fantomen was dated October , and over 1, issues have been published.
The first story created originally for Fantomen was published in , and there are a total of over Fantomen stories. The average Fantomen story is over 30 pages, compared to 20—24 pages for most American comics. In Australia, the Australian Woman's Mirror began publishing the strip in and Frew Publications has published a fortnightly Phantom comic book since , celebrating 60 years of uninterrupted publication in September The editor-in-chief was Jim Shepherd until his death.
Frew's The Phantom is the longest-running comic-book series with the character in the world,  and Australia's bestselling comic book. In publisher Jim Shepherd, who had bought the rights from the original owners during the late s, died of a heart attack.
Shepherd had taken over the company and introduced some minor changes to placate King Features, which had become unhappy at Frew's treatment of its character. Shepherd's changes included glossy covers replacing the standard newsprint covers , brief editorials, regular page specials and, most significantly, an annual special of between — pages which included multiple stories and a standalone "replica" reprint of a very early Frew edition.
Shepherd also embarked on an ambitious project to reprint the entire backlist of Lee Falk stories in their original formats: Frew's reprints had often been heavily edited to fit its page format. Since then, the new "Frew Crew" with new publisher Dudley Hogarth have introduced a range of innovations:. The Phantom also appeared in a successful comic from the Wellington-based Feature Publications during the s. Phantom is also published in Bengali and Hindi language in local newspapers.
In Hindi it is published by Indrajal comics as character name Vanbhairav. They have also published it in Bengali as character name, Betal. Leading Bengali publishing house, Anandabazar Patrika , had published the comics in Bengali, under the character name, Aranyadeb the god of the jungle , in their elite magazine, Desh , later in their children's periodical, Anandamela , and continue to publish the strips in their Bengali newspaper, Anandabazar Patrika.
Todaro, Mario Caria and Romano Felmang. Ferri, Usam, Felmang and Caria later worked for Fantomen. In , the Phantom appeared in the second story of the Yugoslav comic Zigomar , "Zigomar versus the Phantom", as an opponent and then an ally of the title character.
The entire run of the Phantom newspaper strip was reprinted in Australia by Frew Publications , and edited versions of most stories have been published in the Scandinavian Phantom comics. Volumes nine and ten of the dailies also carry the color Sundays from to , when the stories for dailies and Sundays were synchronized. More planned. Hermes has also published a full size Phantom Sunday Archives, During World War II , soldiers received care packages containing comics. The soldiers stationed in Papua New Guinea shared these comics, and the Phantom became extremely popular among the tribes.
The Papuan people who could read English would read the stories and share the images with others by the s they were available in Pidgin , Tok Pisin. The character's image is often painted on ceremonial shields or alongside other tribal art. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the comic strip. For the character himself, see Phantom comics. For other uses, see Phantom. First Sunday strip May 28, ; art by Ray Moore. This section needs additional citations for verification.
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The main character, the Phantom , is a fictional costumed crime-fighter who operates from the fictional African country of Bangalla. The character has been adapted for television, film and video games. The series began with a daily newspaper strip on February 17, , followed by a color Sunday strip on May 28, ; both are still running as of In , King Features stated that The Phantom was being published in newspapers worldwide. Falk worked on The Phantom until his death in ; since his death, the comic strip has been written by Tony DePaul.
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