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THE PHANTOM The Complete Series The Charlton Years Volume 3

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THE PHANTOM The Complete Series The Charlton Years Volume 3

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Collects #48-56, 1972-73. Recommended. By Joe Gill. Art by Pat Boyette. 24 complete stories (3 per issue) that are a lot of fun. Pat Boyette is an unsung but excellent artist. He wasn't slick or polished, but he had a fine ability to TELL a story, picking the right scenes to illustrate. To me, that fits perfectly with the usually pared-down style of the Phantom, in keeping with the first artists doing the newspaper strips. Also here is an interview with creater Lee Falk.

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24 complete stories (3 per issue) that are a lot of fun. Pat Boyette is an unsung but excellent artist. He wasn't slick or polished, but he had a fine ability to TELL a story, picking the right scenes to illustrate. To me, that fits perfectly with the usually pared-down style of the Phantom, in keeping with the first artists doing the newspaper strips. Also here is an interview with creater Lee Falk.

Boyette's style is in the school of other Charlton illustrators, such as Pete Morisi. Sparse on flash but excellent in narrative and action. I'd like to compare him to Alex Toth in this way. The Phantom is not a strip that should be drawn with today's slick, polished, exaggerated style. It's a old-world strip that needs to be simple, gritty, and straight-forward. Boyette is perfect in this regaard. Charlton took over publishing The Phantom after Dell left the comics business and did quite a good job, as this book proves.

Although most of the stories are uncredited, we know at least three are by long-time writer Joe Gill.
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Item Code PHN03H
Publisher Hermes
Publish Date 2013
ISBN 9781613450499
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 240pg
Color Full Color
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