History ComicStrip / ThePhantom

26th Jan '17 5:13:55 PM PaulA
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* AnimatedAdaptation: Three, actually. The first was ''WesternAnimation/TheManWhoHatedLaughter'', a 1972 special featuring pretty much all King Features' characters. In 1986, there was ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', basically ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' with King Features' action/adventure heroes. ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', produced in 1994-95 and set in 2040, starred a [[LegacyCharacter later Phantom]].
26th Jan '17 5:11:53 PM PaulA
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** In the ''WesternAnimation/Phantom2040'' spin-off series, the 24th Phantom gets his own gallery in Rebecca Madison, Max Madison Jr., Graft, Gorda, Gunnar the Hunter (who appears for only one episode), Queen Nia (who appears for two), Sean One, and to a lesser degree Doctor Jak and Vaingloria.
26th Jan '17 2:57:04 PM JusticeReaper
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* RoguesGallery: As a series and franchise that's over 80 years old by this point, the Phantom has amassed a rather sizable list of foes across various media. In the newspaper strips and the comic books his foes consist of the [[ArchEnemy Singh Brotherhood]], [[ManOfWealthAndTaste Eric "The Nomad" Sahara]], Chatu "the Python," Skul and his terrorist organization T, Goldhand, [[AmazonBrigade the Sky Band]], [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Kigali Lubanga]] and his father Bawuko, the Iron Hand, General Tara and his [[TheDragon right-hand man]] Major Isaru, [[MasterOfDisguise the Black Carnation]], [[GunsAkimbo Bullets]], Ali Gutaale, General Bababu, the High Priest of Kua, and [[CrusadingWidower Manuel Ortega]].
** In the ''WesternAnimation/Phantom2040'' spin-off series, the 24th Phantom gets his own gallery in Rebecca Madison, Max Madison Jr., Graft, Gorda, Gunnar the Hunter (who appears for only one episode), Queen Nia (who appears for two), Sean One, and to a lesser degree Doctor Jak and Vaingloria.
26th Jan '17 10:33:49 AM JusticeReaper
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Current recurring villain Chatu/"The Python" was recently experimenting on bats in order to start an Ebola epidemic. The only person he managed to infect was himself, and he needed the Phantom to rescue him from painful death. A few months after this embarassing failure, Chatu orchestrates a terrorist attack ([[MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll from his prison cell]]) and had his men abduct Diana, leaving the Phantom thinking she'd died in the attack.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Current recurring Recurring villain Chatu/"The Python" was recently experimenting on bats in order to start an Ebola epidemic. The only person he managed to infect was himself, and he needed the Phantom to rescue him from painful death. A few months after this embarassing failure, Chatu orchestrates a terrorist attack ([[MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll from his prison cell]]) and had his men abduct Diana, leaving the Phantom thinking she'd died in the attack.
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.
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