From " The Heavyweight Champion " December 21, The Phantom accompanies Diana to a charity boxing event where he must face off with the boxing heavyweight champion Chesty Smith. Click for larger image.
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The Phantom is a fictional costumed crime-fighter who operates from the fictional country of Bangalla. The character was created by Lee Falk for the adventure comic strip The Phantomwhich debuted in newspapers on February 17, The Phantom was later depicted in many forms of media, including television shows, movies, and video games.
The Phantom is a long-running American adventure comic strip, first published by Mandrake the Magician creator Lee Falk in February 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.
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The main character, the Phantomis 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
For a period during the s, there were two versions of strips, the original version and a cropped version to save space in newspapers. Most Phantom daily strips have a split between panels right in the middle of the strip. The reason is that newspapers mostly in the US fill the comics page to the last inch, and a strip that can be rearranged into a square shape has a bigger chance of being picked up.
He isn't considered the first superhero, but Falk's pulp creation would establish quite a few tropes that would become hallmarks of the genre for decades to come. Falk initially tried to sell them on a King Arthur feature, but when that fell through, he offered up The Phantom. Falk considered naming the character The Gray Ghost because of other characters with Phantom in the name, notably The Phantom Detective.