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The Phantom Strangeness – update
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Art Credits Update
The Chronicle Chamber has the ghost art credits for The Ghost Who Walks:
What we understand is that Bret Blevins drew the whole strip from the 13th of June to the 25th of June and again 4th of July to the 9th of July. For the other times, Bret did the layouts based on Tony DePaul ‘s script and then Scott Cohn tightens the roughs, inked and lettered the strip. These dates are 27th of June to the 2nd of July and the 11th of June until Mike picks up the mantle again. We can announce that Mike Manley is back working on the Daily newspaper adventures. As suggested in our X-Band: The Phantom Podcast #223 we believe his first strip will be the end of July or early August.
The original July 13th post:
Wasn’t expecting it until next week.
But the artist’s signature on The Phantom comic strip came this week.
Above is today’s (July 13, 2022) issue of The Phantom daily, but the July 12 and July 11 strips are also showing Scott Cohn’s signature. Yet I don’t remember seeing that credit earlier this week, and there are screenshots of Monday’s and Tuesday’s showing no “Cohn.”
So has King Features/Comics Kingdom added the Cohn credit after the fact? Or did they restore the credit after erasing it? These originals show the credit for Cohn but not yet with the Falk attribution, or date, or copyright slug.
And where is Bret Blevins credit? Is Bret no longer The Phantom artist? Is Bret no longer providing layouts?
And is this the end of The 21st Phantom?
From April 25, 2022. Is Old Man Mozz foretelling the result of this week’s fire fight?
Old Man Mozz also tells of the end of The Walker Phantoms.
However, The Ghost Who Walks will walk again.
But then again…
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I’ve been following The Phantom for years and the signs are not good. Having the artists change is understandable, but the shift to the less realistic style has added a surrealistic touch to my feeling of impending doom. Tony DePaul wrote on his blog, “We’re still in business! For now. Maybe in five minutes we won’t be. As in all things, enjoy the present while it lasts.”
The current (as of 7/14) gun battle is unrealistic in a different way, stretching credulity to the breaking point.
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Is The Phantom comic strip ending?
Over the past month or so there has been a story line where The Phantom has been told a prophesy where, if he goes on with a plan to rescue a certain person it will create a chain of events where he eventually dies, his wife leaves him and his twins decide not to carry on the legacy. He decides to carry on the rescue, and in today’s strip these words are written: “The men he fought covered his body with earth and rock to honor the courage of the stranger who stood one against many. Thus ends the tale of the 21st Phantom’s final hour.” I can’t find any news online-Is this the end of the strip?
In that order?
I mean, it even sounds like it if they were burying him under a pile of dirt and rocks!
The daughter gets married and becomes a housewife, the person who The Phantom frees does something that eventually convinces the son to become a mercenary, the wife leaves him because of all this and goes back to the U.S., The Phantom flies off to try to reconcile with his son…then this strip happens. Let’s see what happens in tomorrow’s strip…if it isn’t a re-run.
…Wait, it didn’t end, like, 50 years ago? I’ve never seen references to the strip except in historical context.
It has been an ongoing strip until, perhaps, today.
ISTR DePaul writing about this in his blog a while back. Sounded to me like the entire arc is his and Manley’s way of thumbing their noses at the wet blankets and trolls infesting Comics Kingdom’s comments.
ETA: found it.
That’s what I assumed. I read it as a kid, but lumped it in with Prince Valiant as “what to read when you get to the end of the comic section of the family newspaper and there’s nothing to do.”
But then I got hooked on The Comics Curmudgeon, where a superhero named Josh snarks all over newspaper strips. Especially the soap opera ones… his take on Mary Worth, especially the Aldo and Wilbur periods? Brilliant! As are the comments.
So I’ve been privy to discussions of the Phantom (“The Ghost Who Walks Around Following Teenage Girls” recently). And it’s been a crazy ride, shifting abruptly from mission to mission, continent to continent. With the help of an out-of-proportion airplane (and the maps it flies over).
So who knows? One guess is this prophecy MAY come to pass (cop out!) OR it will, but in a year or so, and we’ll have a long slog until then…
From those comments:
Sooooo… somewhere between the time when Kit is flying his red plane over the map of Asia and his death, he battles a large group of men. Kit is killed but, on the bright side, earns the respect of his enemies. His desolate tomb is as was shown in the Flea-bitten Forest by his Flaming Skellington Dad, and as later scritched out artistically… by Mozz.
More snark from the commenters: “Jesus, are we lighting the entire jungle around here? Candles don’t grow on trees, you know.”
Seems to me that the prophecy will come to pass – as a way to have one of the kids take over as the 22nd Phantom. DePaul wrote about one of the kids taking over a long time ago, on his old Phantom Comics site.
According to that same prophesy, neither will become The Phantom, and the line ends.
The Phantom’s Facebook page, Fan Ghost Who Walks Wiki Page , and the Podcas t all know nothing of this.
Czarcasm, this is your time! Don the purple tights and claim Skull Cave for your own!
Nope! I’m wrong. Looking at that strip, it tells of the end of the 21st Phantom. We’re on the 22nd.
The 22nd Phantom’s story begins with no Phantom. The 21st Phantom was the last of the line of succession of Phantoms stretching back over four centuries. Kit Walker Jr. refused to take up the mantle as the masked crime fighter and instead chose a comfortable ride of both life and family, while handling the day-to-day affairs of the Walkabout Foundation, a philanthropic organization created by one of the previous Walkers to help support charities in Bangalla and the surrounding nations of Africa. Kit had broken the chain and was no longer The Phantom. However, no matter how much he fought it, fate had other ideas
That version of 22 is from a comic book, not the syndicated strip.
Perhaps DePaul & Manley plan to link the two.
'Twould seem likely.
Nope. Didn’t end.
Mozz lied, to manipulate The Phantom.
Comics Kingdom has been really pushing their premium plan, only allowing a couple of free views per day. Phantom fortunately still has a mirror.
I use the Seattle Times comics page.
I’m wondering, is the Phantom as of this date really dead now? Is his son Kit going to become the new Phantom? Is Kit Jr. in todays strip the son or grandson? Sorry, I haven’t kept up and can’t really find an answer.
Is this the original possible Phantom used as a warning to the real Phantom not to go ahead with the plan, a secondary possible Phantom being used to show what will happen if the real Phantom goes ahead with the plan anyway after hearing what will happen, the real Phantom going ahead with the plan,…or a bad dream Devil is having after eating some bad gazelle meat?
Le fantome hardcover comic book by black & white.
Available for pre-order on the France based Editions Black & White website, we find a new Phantom comic book titled, ‘ Le Fantome by Jean-Yves Mitton ’.
The comic book will contain 8 Phantom comic strip stories , all illustrated by Jean-Yves Mitton , a French cartoonist and screenwriter. The hardcover comic book contains 320 pages in a mix of color and black and white pages, measuring 24cm x 32cm. The titles of the Phantom stories found within the comic book can be seen below.
The 320 pages are broken down into 2 distinct sections:
- 260 Pages – The 8 Phantom stories by Jean-Yves Mitton (created between 1989 and 1993).
- 45 Pages – Color graphic notebook containing illustrations, a selection of original plates translated by Thierry Mornet and new lettering.
We also see details of where the 8 Phantom stories have appeared around the world.
The pre-sale advertisement on Editions Black & White website tells us that the comic book is limited to 800 copies . The first 400 of these copies which are purchased direct from the publisher receive a print featuring an unpublished illustration, signed by Jean-Yves Mitton in A4 size .
The Le Fantome by Jean-Yves Mitton will also come in a custom storage box , with Editions Black & White giving us a preview of the art on the box.
A sample of internal pages can be seen below.
The advertisement notifies us that shipping of the comic book will commence on the 16th of June, 2022 . To read/see more information on Le Fantome by Jean-Yves Mitton , click HERE
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