Out in stores is The Phantom: The Complete Series: The Gold Key Years-Volume One
by Hermes Press. This full-color hardcover reprint volume represents the first eight issues of The Ghost Who Walks’ sojourn at Gold Key Comics from 1962 to 1964. With stories by Bill Harris, artwork by Bill Lignante, and painted covers by the legendary George Wilson, The Gold Key Years
is a treasure trove of Phantom
stories, not seen in over forty years, and represented through digital reconstruction with vivid flat coloring.
The wide belief is that The Phantom is immortal, but in actuality, The Phantom identity and costume is a legacy passed from father to son over a span of 400 years. This first volume unlocks the secrets of The Phantom, aka Kit Walker, the 16th in a long line of purple-clad crimefighters. As The Phantom goes up against an insane Prince and his game of death, apparently supernatural apes terrorizing a peaceful tribe, and even goes after his father’s murderer, you’ll get a strong taste of his action-packed world.
The Gold Key Years is the perfect introductory Phantom volume for new readers, young or old, and a must-have for hard-core Phantom fans. It will be followed up by a second volume, and then several volumes of both the Charlton and King comic book series.
The Phantom: The Complete Series: The Gold Key Years-Volume One
Diamond Code: JUN111146 F