History ComicStrip / ThePhantom

9th Dec '16 6:40:35 AM Saveelich
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By some counts the first costumed {{superhero}} in comics, the Phantom was created by Lee Falk in 1936 for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate and has been fighting evildoers on NewspaperComics Pages around the world ever since.

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By some counts accounts the first costumed {{superhero}} in comics, the Phantom was created by Lee Falk in 1936 for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate and has been fighting evildoers on NewspaperComics Pages around the world ever since.
4th Dec '16 3:25:04 AM Psychopompos007
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* LostInTranslation: In French, the series is sometimes refered as "Le Fantôme du Bengale" ("the Phantom of Bengal"), because of some confusion between the African fictional country of Bangalla and the real-life India region of BengaL
26th Nov '16 4:00:13 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* ViewersAreGoldfish: Every time Diana has to defend herself, we are reminded by a caption that she is a former Judo champion.


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** In one of the Paracelsus arcs, the First gets this in a torture chamber.
22nd Sep '16 2:46:16 AM PaulA
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* ASimplePlan: In the 1947 story arc "Romance", the Phantom goes to buy an engagement ring so he can propose to Diana, which leads, by a series of steps each straightforward in itself, to the Phantom trapped on an abandoned ship that's about to be blown up, and Diana swearing never to speak to him again.
4th Sep '16 9:58:33 PM Tre
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The Phantom has also inspired an animated TV series, ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', was one of the WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth, and is the subject of a recent {{SyFy}} miniseries.

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The Phantom has also inspired an animated TV series, ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', was one of the WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth, and is the subject of a recent {{SyFy}} Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries.
31st Jul '16 2:39:00 PM nombretomado
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The Phantom has [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff a big following in Scandinavia]], where he has his own comic book (''Fantomen'' in Sweden, ''Fantomet'' in Denmark and Norway, ''Mustanaamio''[[note]]"The Blackmask", from the Weird Age of Finnish Character Name Translations[[/note]] in Finland), publishing new original adventures by other hands. Members of the Fantomen talent pool have also kept the newspaper strip going since Lee Falk's death in 1999. Australia is The Phantom's other fan stronghold, with Australian sales of ''The Phantom'' (a locally-produced comic book that reprints both newspaper strip storylines and translations of ''Fantomen'' stories) reportedly being ten times those of the top-selling {{Marvel|Comics}} and {{DC|Comics}} titles.

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The Phantom has [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff a big following in Scandinavia]], where he has his own comic book (''Fantomen'' in Sweden, ''Fantomet'' in Denmark and Norway, ''Mustanaamio''[[note]]"The Blackmask", from the Weird Age of Finnish Character Name Translations[[/note]] in Finland), publishing new original adventures by other hands. Members of the Fantomen talent pool have also kept the newspaper strip going since Lee Falk's death in 1999. Australia is The Phantom's other fan stronghold, with Australian sales of ''The Phantom'' (a locally-produced comic book that reprints both newspaper strip storylines and translations of ''Fantomen'' stories) reportedly being ten times those of the top-selling {{Marvel|Comics}} Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} and {{DC|Comics}} Creator/{{DC|Comics}} titles.
18th Jun '16 9:34:28 AM Prfnoff
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By some counts the first costumed {{superhero}} in comics, the Phantom was created by Lee Falk in 1936 for King Features Syndicate and has been fighting evildoers on NewspaperComics Pages around the world ever since.

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By some counts the first costumed {{superhero}} in comics, the Phantom was created by Lee Falk in 1936 for King Features Syndicate Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate and has been fighting evildoers on NewspaperComics Pages around the world ever since.
28th May '16 7:13:29 PM Tylda
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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Literally every costume ball any Phantom has ever been on.
20th May '16 9:17:34 PM SilentStranger
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* TheAce: All Phantoms are this, being trained from birth both by their parents and by various tutors and trainers from around the world for their eventual role as the Phantom. Yes, even female children recive training. Just in case.



* TheDreaded: The criminals of Bangala are TERRIFIED of the Phantom, even if they've never encountered him is person. Hell, his reputation have reached all over the world, with criminals and pirates of all creeds often having second thoughts when they hear that he's around.
** An unusually poignant example is one story where the 16th Phantoms twin children are kidnapped alongside a group of natives, and one of the criminals notices that they're wearing pendants with the Phantoms Good Mark. He tells his boss, who was going to have the boy killed and the girl put in his harem, about how an unusually cruel slave auctioneer once released a slave just because she carried the Good Mark, and the boss decides that it'd be foolish to take any risks and just has them imprisoned instead.



** The 11th Phantom's wife Renata in the 18th century when she was kidnapped by Red Sea pirates, shipwrecked and sold into slavery in Yemen.

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** The 11th Phantom's wife Renata in the 18th century when she was kidnapped by Red Sea pirates, shipwrecked and sold into slavery in Yemen.Yemen, beliving her husband had drowned in the shipwreck. Nothing happens to her, as she is unknowingly pregnant, and her new owner balks at having been sold a pregnant slave and just has her locked up in a tower. By the time her husband finds her, she has given birth, and presents him with his son.
15th May '16 7:45:47 PM PaulA
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The Phantom has been adapted for film twice. A [[Film/ThePhantom1943 1943 film serial]] starred Tom Tyler as the Phantom and Ace the Wonder Dog as Devil. Better known (if not better regarded) is [[Film/ThePhantom the 1996 film]] starring Billy Zane as the Phantom, Creator/KristySwanson as Diana Palmer and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Sala.

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The Phantom has been adapted for film twice. A [[Film/ThePhantom1943 1943 film serial]] starred Tom Tyler as the Phantom and Ace the Wonder Dog as Devil. Better known (if not better regarded) is [[Film/ThePhantom [[Film/ThePhantom1996 the 1996 film]] starring Billy Zane as the Phantom, Creator/KristySwanson as Diana Palmer and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Sala.



* ''Film/ThePhantom'' (1996 film)

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* ''Film/ThePhantom'' ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}'' (1996 film)
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