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DON NEWTON'S COMPLETE THE PHANTOM

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DON NEWTON'S COMPLETE THE PHANTOM

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Collects #67-68, #70-71, #74, 1975-77. Highly Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Don Newton. Edited by Daniel Herman. This handsome edition collects all Phantom cover artwork and seven complete stories by Don Newton, considered a highpoint in the long history of the Ghost who Walks. Newton got his start as a fan artist, creating some of the finest-ever covers of the legendary Rocket's Blast. Then he turned pro, and this may be his best-known work. Includes a new interview with his son, photos of the artist, original artwork from Iron Man, World's Finest, Zorro, and many superb cover paintings.

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This handsome edition collects all Phantom cover artwork and seven complete stories by Don Newton, considered a highpoint in the long history of the Ghost who Walks. Newton got his start as a fan artist, creating some of the finest-ever covers of the legendary Rocket's Blast. Then he turned pro, and this may be his best-known work. Includes a new interview with his son, photos of the artist, original artwork from Iron Man, World's Finest, Zorro, and many superb cover paintings.

Also includes a full introduction with fine art, special Phantom pieces and an iconic Batman cover.

Newton has a deceptively loose but polished and facile brush style that was undoubtedly influenced by the work of Frazetta. You can see touches of Frazetta, Wrightson and other fine artists come out in his panels. His work also has a raw edge to it, offering us a Phantom that harkens back to the Golden Age. He's the Phantom that would not hesitate to pull his twin .45s and blast away at his enemies. Who would appear in disguise in criminal parts of town, on a pirate ship, in the most unexpected places. There's a wonderful romance of adventure here that Newton recognized and conveyed, as a long time fan himself.

The string of writers here were also the new, young turks at the time, breaking into comics and trying to do new and different things but still keep the classic tropes of a legendary character. These are Nick Cuti, Joe Gill, Bill Pearson, John Clark, and Newton himself.

Drawn for Charlton Comics, one of a long string of publishers who licensed The Phantom in the Golden Age and Silver Age. Printed laminated cover and jacket, extensive essay surveying the career of Don Newton; original artwork from the stories reprinted in this collection.

Also presented is an exhaustive biographical essay on the artist’s career with representative examples of his art for fanzines, comics, and illustration as well as numerous examples of his original art spanning his entire career.

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Item Code PHDONH
Publisher Hermes Press
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781613451526
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 8x10
# Pages 208pg
Color Full Color
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