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    I've liked this character for some time, but never got around to buying his books regularly.

    Any long-time fans here? Which of the Phantom's past adventures would you recommend?

  • #2
    The Moonstone Phantom started out very good and slipped. The 9 issue run from Wolf (UK) was pretty good. The Marvel series wasn't that bad either.
    Last edited by Ghornet2; 05-21-2010, 09:01 AM.
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    • #3
      I was reading last night about a Moonstone series in which each issue was about a different generation of the character. I like that idea and may try to track that down.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Captain Canuck View Post
        I was reading last night about a Moonstone series in which each issue was about a different generation of the character. I like that idea and may try to track that down.
        That would be Phantom Generations. They are text stories with illustrations on one page text on the facing page. Some are pretty good.
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        • #5
          I don't know how far back you want to look. But Charlton Comics took over The Phantom series from Gold Key back in the late 60's. Some of the early stories featured Jim Aparo on art before he went to DC with Dick Giordano who was an editor at Charlton at the time. The last few issues had Don Newton on art before Charlton stopped publishing. I know the writing may be dated & old school but IMO the stories are worth it for the art by Jim & Don.

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          • #6
            I got into The Phantom with issue 1 of Moonstone's run. (it was John Casaday's cover that got me to pick it up). I think Moonstone has done a great job with the license. Some stories were better than others but all in all I lked them all. I really enjoyed The Invisible Children story arc.

            MikeM

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            • #7
              Moonstone Phantom

              Hmm... I am excited to see the Dynamite take on the Phantom... but I did love the Moonstone Phantom as well. I feel the Phantom started out slowly and then hit its stride when Mike Bullock started rolling with it.

              I got em all and created a list of everything Moonstone Phantom related (if you are into trades).

              The Complete Moonstone Phantom Collection

              Checkmate & The Invisible Children I feel are the top of the line when it came to those stories.

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              • #8
                I would say must haves would be the two books, 'The Man Who Cannot Die' and 'Checkmate' as previously mentioned.

                Incidentally I just got this cool Phantom strip book from Hermes Press I've been waiting forever for! (It just came out!)

                http://www.hermespress.com/Books/Goulart/phantom.html

                If you really want to go back and read Phantom

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                • #9
                  For the most part, The Phantom was/is a newspaper comic strip.
                  I live in Austraoia where the pHantom is extremely popular, in fact a comic comes out every 2 weeks. If anyone Is interested in trading some of Australian comics for for of the Usa Phantom issues I need, then please PM me.

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                  • #10
                    Ghost Who Walks #12

                    The last Moonstone issue ends nicely. The last panel seems to imply that they plan to try and get the Phantom back.

                    As the Phantom rides away on of the characters says "We'll miss him." and Guran replies "He'll be back."
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ghornet2 View Post
                      The last Moonstone issue ends nicely. The last panel seems to imply that they plan to try and get the Phantom back.

                      As the Phantom rides away on of the characters says "We'll miss him." and Guran replies "He'll be back."
                      As it stands, I really hope Moonstone does get the license back, as I really disliked Dynamite's issue 1.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MikeM View Post
                        As it stands, I really hope Moonstone does get the license back, as I really disliked Dynamite's issue 1.
                        Hmm... not a good review... I am a trade waiter so have no idea how it's going but I did love the Moonstone.

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                        • #13
                          It would probably never happen but it would be cool to see a remastered title for the Phantom much like we have received from Green Hornet and Red Sonja, but I would assume that somebody own the own material or something and we probably won't get it (at DE anyway).

                          Anyone know who owns the classic Phantom material?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by comixfan1980 View Post
                            It would probably never happen but it would be cool to see a remastered title for the Phantom much like we have received from Green Hornet and Red Sonja, but I would assume that somebody own the own material or something and we probably won't get it (at DE anyway).

                            Anyone know who owns the classic Phantom material?
                            I'm guessing it depends on the licensing agreement. DC just issued Doc Savage Graphic Novels of the mini series they did in 87 as well as the series that Marvel did in 72. If I had to guess I'd say taht in most cases the art work belongs to the owner of the character.

                            The problem with The Phantom is that there is so much stuff where do you start. The newspaper strips the comics (Gold Key, Charlton, King & Wolf to name a few) ? Pioneer did a good job with the strips but they're not that available so a reprint would be nice.
                            Last edited by Ghornet2; 09-21-2010, 06:26 PM.
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                            • #15
                              As far as the comic books go, as fate would have it, Hermes Press is reprinting in hardcover virtually all of the American comic book run of the Phantom's first series (issues #1-74), originally published by Gold Key, King Comics, and Charlton Comics. Of those, I particularly recommend "The Charlton Years" volumes. The Charlton Years has work by Jim Aparo (in the first volume) and Don Newton (in the final upcoming volume), both of whom went on to work on Batman for DC. Hermes has also begun a chronological series of hardcover reprints of the original Lee Falk daily and Sunday strips (beginning with the very first), but these may be more of an acquired taste for modern comic book readers. Personally, I'm chomping at the bit to see reprints of the 1960s and beyond newspaper strips illustrated by Sy Barry, who as far as I'm concerned was the quintessential Phantom artist.

                              Moonstone also published a two volume trade paperback collection called The Phantom: The Graham Nolan Sundays that reprinted some of the more recent Sunday strips (and Graham Nolan also worked on Batman for DC), but these are sadly out of print. Worth seeking out though.
                              Last edited by positronic; 03-10-2012, 06:29 AM.
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