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Hermes Press continues chronicling the original comic strip adventures of The Phantom with The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies by Lee Falk and Ray Moore-Volume Three, 1939-1941. This hardcover library edition features strips shot directly from the original proofs, in crisp black and white.

Kit Walker is The Phantom, “The Ghost Who Walks,” the 21st hero in a lineage born to rule the jungles of Bangalla. When writer Lee Falk and artist Ray Moore created him in 1936, they set the template for the superheroes of the comic books. The world’s first man of mystery continues to smash crime during the Great Depression in this breathtaking reprint of the original strip by Lee Falk and Ray Moore.

Smash crime and evil with The Phantom through four complete adventure continuities: “The Mysterious Girl”; “The Golden Circle”; “The Seahorse”; and “The Game of Alvar”. Throughout it all, The Phantom must overcome crime and injustice-while struggling to reunite with his love Diana Palmer.

The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies by Lee Falk and Ray Moore-Volume Three, 1939-1941 also features an essay by Phantom and Lions, Tigers, and Bears comic book writer Mike Bullock.

To celebrate the release of this classic comic strip, Hermes is offering up the entire 1938 Phantom story, “Adventure in Algiers” online on their blog The first strip goes up today, with subsequent ones following to the story’s conclusion.

Hardcover with deluxe dustjacket and endpapers
288 pages with special 16 page color section with an historical essay
9″ x 11.75″ landscape format
ISBN #1-932563-61-X; young adults and up

via Hermes Press


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