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The Phantom The Complete Newspaper Dailies: Volume 5 1943-1944 (Phantom: Complete Newspaper Dailies) Hardcover – April 2, 2013


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Product Details

  • Series: Phantom: Complete Newspaper Dailies (Book 5)
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hermes Press (April 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613450303
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613450307
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #626,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The blacks are beautiful and saturated.
John Robey
Highly recommended for all Phantom fans......from someone who really hated to see Ray Moore leave the strip.
Michael C. Delich
This volume includes 20 months of daily continuity and 5 separate story lines.
Stephen V. Kempton

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tommy A. Land on April 15, 2013
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All these Phantom books are nice but just like the Buck Rogers they only put 2 strips per page where they could just as easily put 3 and it would also be much easier to read. I quit the Buck Rogers books for this very reason and am not sure I'm going to continue with the Phantom ones.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert graysmith on May 5, 2013
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It takes a lot for me to complain about a comic strip collection because I love all comic strips. They are an American creation equal only to that other great American invention, Jazz. Because many complete runs of comic characters exist only in dusty, bound newspaper volumes in libraries, I looked forward to The Phantom Dalies Volume 5 collection from Hermes. Unfortunately, though handsomely bound in hardcovers, it is so sadly deficient I thought of canceling my pre-order of Volume 6. Not only are the rich grays washed out leaving the strip lifeless and drab, but the version of the strips they are reprinting is the truncated version that cuts off the legs of characters by dispensing with the bottom one-third of the strip. I recently read one of the same stories in this volume in Comics Revue magazine. It was not printed on the expensive slick paper of the Hermes edition but on lowly newsprint, yet because the editors cared they have kept the gray values of the strip rich and vibrant. Because they cared they took the time to find and run the full panel version of the Phantom so that the reader can appreciate the movement and composition that the artist worked so hard to achieve. I hate to think that this is how the readers of the future will remember the Phantom. At $49.99 we deserve better treatment than this and so does Lee Falk who created such an enduring masterpiece of comic art.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ghostwwalks on May 12, 2013
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First, as a dedicated phan of the Phantom I've been buying this series since the beginning. To my knowledge there's never been a comprehensive reprint of the Ghost Who Walks ever and this series is the ultimate for those of us who love this strip. That being said, this book is another excellent installment in the series. The blacks in this book are black, not gray, off black, or kinda black. One of things that I find really irritating is the lousy paper used by many reprint publishers such as IDW in their reprints, which is pulpy wood free paper. In IDW's numerous reprints (which I buy because they reprint some really great titles) all the blacks come out dark gray. The printing in this and the other Hermes books in the series is top notch. I also like the simple, striking cover of this book. Unlike other strips reprint books which throw some many images on their covers they'rel close to incoherent, this cover and those from this series are elegant and eye-catching. This volume boasts five continuities and a very fine essay by the late Phantom historian Ed Rhoades. In Volume Four Hermes mentioned, on the last page of the book, that they were using the King Feature Press Proofs (you can tell by the quality of the strips). They also had examples of the two formats of strips produced during this wartime period, one more vertical than the strips reprinted in this book. I am familiar with this issue and for this phan, I'm completely satisfied with the strips in this volume.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Robey on May 7, 2013
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I have all of Hermes' editions of the Phantom and this is by far the best. The blacks are beautiful and saturated. The proofs used are the definitive versions of the strip. I've heard complaints that Hermes is using the King Feature's proofs and not the more horizontal versions but, historically, these versions had art added to the bottom after the fact and contribute nothing to the story or art. The printing is beautiful, the essay by the late Ed Rhoades is insightful, and the package is simply a joy. I'm looking forward to the next issue.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephen V. Kempton on April 21, 2013
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This Phantom volume marks the changing of the guard for artists. Ray Moore left to fight in WW 2 in 1943. His assistant Wilson McCoy took over the strip. After the war Moore would make a couple stabs at a comeback on the strip but because of health reasons it never worked out. While I find McCoy's art a little clunky, I think it is an improvement over Ray Moore. It won't be until McCoy's unexpected death in 1961 that we would truly get a great artist on The Phantom in the form of Sy Barry.

This volume includes 20 months of daily continuity and 5 separate story lines. Strangely enough four of the stories take place in the US, one takes place in international waters and an unnamed country but none are set in the Phantom's jungle home.

The first storyline is the weakest and involves five escaped prisoners and the Phantom's pursuit, capturing them one by one. The second story is an off beat tale with lots of Romance and Humour. The romance is the Phantom's pursuit of Diane (the woman he loves). The humour comes in form of Prince Karna a cannibal from the jungles who comes to visit the Phantom at Diane's home.

The third story is over 8 months long adventure and is a Lee Falk Tour-De-Force. The story involves pirates on the High Seas and moves at break neck speed through many locations. The story is about a Femme Fatale named Suzie and her struggle for redemption. Truly a moving story and Lee Falk at his best.

Returning to the US the fourth arch "The Spy Game" is exactly that. Captain Byron and Diane must deliver a briefcase containing some secret documents. Unknown to the couple the Phantom is shadowing them and dealing with spies on their trail.
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