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The Resource The phantom : the complete newspaper dailies, Volume one, 1936-1937, Lee Falk and Ray Moore ; introduction by Ron Goulart ; afterword by Ed Rhoades

The phantom : the complete newspaper dailies, Volume one, 1936-1937, Lee Falk and Ray Moore ; introduction by Ron Goulart ; afterword by Ed Rhoades

Label
The phantom : the complete newspaper dailies, Volume one, 1936-1937
Title
The phantom
Title remainder
the complete newspaper dailies
Title number
Volume one
Title part
1936-1937
Statement of responsibility
Lee Falk and Ray Moore ; introduction by Ron Goulart ; afterword by Ed Rhoades
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first, original, and best masked hero to ever grace the pages of comic strips and comic books returns with Hermes Press' new complete reprint of The Phantom! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the "granddaddy of all costumed superheroes," The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. The strip hit the funny pages of newspapers well before the Dark Knight or Superman made their first appearances and has been acknowledged as an influence on every "masked man of mystery" since. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books. Now, Hermes Press will offer the entire run of the comic strip, which will span over seventy years of The Phantom legend, ending with artist Sy Barry's run on the strip in 1994. As with Hermes Press' critically acclaimed reprint of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the new definitive reprint of The Phantom will introduce the strip to a whole new generation of readers and give fans of the "Ghost Who Walks" a chance to revisit the series all over again
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Review
A strong case can be made that the jungle adventurer the Phantom is comics’ first superhero. He may not possess superpowers—for that matter, neither does Batman—but he wears a mask and a skintight costume and takes an extralegal approach to fighting criminals. Surprisingly, as these very first strips show, the character was originally intended to be the alter ego of a spoiled playboy (á la Bruce Wayne), but Falk shortly changed course and developed the better-known backstory: the modern-day hero is the latest in a line of Phantoms dating back to the sixteenth century, leading to the belief that he is the immortal “Ghost Who Walks.” These early installments have the overwrought, high-adventure flavor of the era’s pulp magazines, and Moore’s artwork is in the mode of contemporary magazine illustration, albeit somewhat cruder. The Phantom may not be as well regarded as other classic newspaper adventure strips, but its longevity alone—it continues to run to this day—make this collection a worthwhile endeavor. -- Flagg, Gordon (Reviewed 09-15-2010) (Booklist, vol 107, number 2)
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366972
Cataloging source
AU@
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1911-1999
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falk, Lee
Dewey number
741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1905-1984
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Moore, Ray
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True
Series statement
The Phantom complete newspaper dailies
Series volume
0001
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  • Phantom
  • Phantom (Fictitious character)
  • Superhero comic books, strips, etc
Target audience
general
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the complete newspaper dailies
Label
The phantom : the complete newspaper dailies, Volume one, 1936-1937, Lee Falk and Ray Moore ; introduction by Ron Goulart ; afterword by Ed Rhoades
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
786002
Dimensions
22 x 31 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781932563412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781932563412
  • (OCoLC)765147750
Label
The phantom : the complete newspaper dailies, Volume one, 1936-1937, Lee Falk and Ray Moore ; introduction by Ron Goulart ; afterword by Ed Rhoades
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
786002
Dimensions
22 x 31 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781932563412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781932563412
  • (OCoLC)765147750

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