Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday Repost - The Phantom

THE PHANTOM!!! Originally a syndicated newspaper strip, the Phantom has enjoyed comic book success over the years as well. Kit Walker is the latest in a line of men who called themselves the Phantom. There is an Myth in the fiction fictional African country of Bangalla about the Ghost Who Walks. The ghost is a protector of the innocent fighting against all types of injustice including piracy and greed. When a Phantom is dying, his son takes the Oath of the Skull and swears to devote his life to all the tenants of role. The actual oath is, "I swear to devote my life to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty, and injustice, in all their forms, and my sons and their sons shall follow me.“ The Phantom has no super powers, although he lest people believe he is immortal and can heal from anything. The Phantom is skilled hand to hand combatant as well as a crack marksman.

Interesting fact that many comic book companies have produced Phantom comics over the past few decades including DC, and Marvel.

First appearance with King Features Syndicate February 1936. Created by Lee Falk.



Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

a point in Billy Zane's career i'm sure he wished could be erased from time.

j-swin said...

Are you kidding?!?!?! The Phantom is probably the last, BEST thing Zane ever did! LOVES ME SOME PHANTOM!

Pulp side note, Kal: I just scored a loose rocketeer pop at the local flea market for a cool $25! Damn good day.

Kal said...

Yup...the Phantom is the coolest film and I love it too along with the Shadow that was made at the same time. Both fun as hell.

A Rocketeer is a sweet thing, especially a POP one.

Christopher said...

Here, here. Kristy Swanson AND Katherine Zeta Jones - FTW! Loved all three movies and wished there had been sequals.