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Since Lee Falk's The Phantom was a comic strip/comic book creation, you might think he would be well translated into film, the other visual medium, but forays on the big and small screens have not seemed to me that successful. As a written text, however, such as this book, The Phantom does very well indeed, perhaps even better than in the comics. In "The Slave Market of Mucar" The Phantom comes close to attaining the mythic status Falk had in mind when he first created that defender of law and o...more
Lee Falk, born Leon Harrison Gross (April 28, 1911 - March 13, 1999), was an American writer, theater director and producer, best known as the creator of the popular comic strips The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician. At the height of their popularity, these strips attracted over 100 million readers every day. Falk also wrote short stories, and he contributed to a series of pulp novels about The P...moreMore about Lee Falk...