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THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 17 1961-1962

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THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 17 1961-1962

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Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Sy Barry. This collects Wilson McCoy's last two stories, "The Iron Dragon" and "The Werewolf," and then begins the Sy Barry years with his first three complete continuities: “The Slave Market of Mucar,” “The Epidemic,” and “The Wharf Rats.” Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature’s proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials, and a brand new 2019 interview with Barry by publisher Daniel Herman.

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This collects Wilson McCoy's last two stories, "The Iron Dragon" and "The Werewolf," and then begins the Sy Barry years with his first three complete continuities: “The Slave Market of Mucar,” “The Epidemic,” and “The Wharf Rats.” Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature’s proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials, and a brand new 2019 interview with Barry by publisher Daniel Herman.

The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books -- it has frequently been copied but never equaled. These include stories of the Phantom's very capable romantic interest, Diana, who is very good at looking good while she gets herself into the toughest scrapes, which only The Phantom can set to rights.

Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the “granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,” The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. The strip hit the funny pages of newspapers well before the Dark Knight or Superman made their first appearances and has been acknowledged as an influence on every “masked man of mystery” since.

Includes a 2010 picture of the artist, and original art from his first story, "Slave Market," nice original panels from three more strips, plus a 1953 original page by Alex Toth, that was inked by Sy Barry for World's Finest #66, "The Australian Mystery." Also here is a full color Sunday page by Barry from 1962.

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Item Code PH17H
Publisher Hermes
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781613451755
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 12x8
# Pages 288pg
Color Full Color
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