Updated on 16 October, 2021
The Phantom is an American cartoon story, first published in February 1936. The comic strip's hero, the Phantom, is an imaginary costumed crime-fighting fighter who acts out from his own fictional African nation of Bangla Desh. The Phantom has also been made into a movie, a television series and now has been made into video games. The Phantom is one of African American comic strips that has a long tradition of success in the business.
The Phantom is a complex character. There is the Phantom's brother, Black Phantom, who remains a mystery; Black Phantom often appears as a supporting character to the main character. The Phantom is also a former boxer turned bounty hunter named Joe Phantom. In modern times, Joe Phantom is known simply as Phantom. The modern history of the comic strip begins after the death of its main character, Bob Poppers, who is killed while trying to save the life of his pregnant wife. His partner, Evelyn, is badly beaten and left for dead but is saved by the devoted Bob Poppers, who uses his knowledge of the fair maids to help her.
Poppers then goes on to become the most wanted man in America and is after the fortune he is seeking through a plan to elope with Evelyn. On her way to Bob's hideout, she meets up with Stick, who is also after the fortune that Poppers covet so much. They join forces to foil the criminal organizations plaguing Africa and foil their plans to take over the world. It is because of this that the name " Phantom" is derived.
The popularity of the strip is said to have begun when the first full-length Phantom comic was published. Since then, there have been several different artists drawing on the Phantom. Many of these artists are considered to be some of the best African American comic book artists of all time. Below you will find some of their work.
One story that has been told involves the Phantom as a very mild mannered man who worked at a local candy store. One day, he is walking down the street when he sees two men robbing a boy. The Phantom decides to interfere with the robbery by asking the men if they have any last dollar. One of the men replies no and then attempts to pickpocket the clerk right before being grabbed by one of the men. He then falls to the ground, unconscious. The police are called and the Phantom is arrested.
Another story that has circulated in the comic book world involves a young boy named Frank Phantom. In this story, Phantom is adopted by a family in Depression-era Mississippi. Frank lives with his adopted family as well as working on a local newspaper. One day, Phantom gets into a car accident with a truck, sending him into a coma.
The third most popular Phantom story has to do with a young woman named Phoebe. She goes on a mission with her father, whom she wants to rescue from a strange situation that has occurred. The story involves a lot of fighting between the two families, and involves a lot of manipulation of power by both sides. Phantom successfully completes the mission, but his father dies shortly afterward. It is left up to Phoebe to carry out the father's legacy.
There is also a Phantom story that comes from an animated TV series. This series follows the life of Phantom, who finds himself in the center of intrigue and mystery when a high-ranking official named Cyrus barges into the city. The story follows Phantom as he tries to clear his name while dealing with his alcoholic father and a shady new superior. The show is full of comedy, with Phantom having many friends in the city, and it ends with a thrilling, romantic conclusion. The Phantom is a beloved character for a number of reasons.