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The Story of the Phantom (The Story of the Phantom #1)

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The origin of the current Phantom, growing up, going to school, then finally becoming the Phantom on the death of his father.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published 1972 by Avon Paperback Series
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Read this as a teen in the 1970s and liked it. Read it as a 54 year old and loved it. Can't wait to read it to my grandchildren which means my children need to get busy!
Mike Jensen
It is a little embarrassing to admit I like this book as much as I do, for it is an odd book in virtually every way, so odd that it should not work at all. The seventies saw many oddities in paperback publishing, including series based on no-longer popular comic strips and still popular comic books. The Phantom series lasted 15 books by a few different authors, most (all?) based on stories that had appeared in the comic strip created by Lee Falk in 1936. This one, the first, introduces the chara ...more
Stephen
I'll start off by saying this book is pulpy, old-school fun with a larger than life hero and exotic locales.If you're a Phan, it's strongly recommended. If not, you might become one after reading this!

I, for one, loved it. I bought eight of this series just a week ago and I already want the rest! Sadly, since these are paperbacks from the early 1970's, they're kind of pricy, but I've got more than half of them, so I'll just have to save up and finish the set!

Okay, so here's my spoiler-free r
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Otis Campbell
Why is also known as The Ghost Who Walks --and The Man Who Cannot Die? Is he really 400 years old? It is whispered that he who looks upon the Phantom's unmasked face will die instantly--in agony.

Who is THE PHANTOM?

This masked hero is the nemesis of evil doers everywhere who know and fear his dreaded Sign of the Skull!

Over one hundred million readers all over the world know and love the Phantom and follow his stirring adventures in 40 languages.

He is the most widely read adventure hero on earth t
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Timothy Boyd
The Phantom is The Ghost Who Walks, The Man Who Cannot Die, ruler of the hidden jungle. For 15 generations father to son men have been the Phantom, fighting piracy and evil all over the world. Excellent series, highly recommended
Masud Imran
god fantasy
Randy
based on the comic strip character. Ghost written I believe. Decent.
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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 ...more
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