More than a year ago, upon suggestion of a friend, I had started working on coloring of a Phantom daily strip by Falk and Barry. It was strip No. "D179 - Nukes" (publication dates 21 June 1993 to 13 Nov 1993).
This is a strip from post Indrajal era (which had ceased publication in 1990 as we already know). So it was never published in Indrajal Comics. Moreover as per trend in those days, newspapers published daily strip only in black and white format. Hence, it can be assumed that this strip was never published in color anywhere in the world.
In a more recent past, I tried to revive the work but felt lethargy and lack of momentum to continue. Now, because I have already spent so much time on this particular strip, the desire to see it in complete form is also quite strong within me.
So, in an attempt to push myself, I am going to present this daily strip in form of a daily strip. That means I'll post one strip per day here on this blog. It'll come six days a week, Monday to Saturday. I have some buffer stock which will allow me some time to work on remaining strips.
Here is the first installment. Today I am posting the first three strips to make up for the three days of this week. From tomorrow, a strip a day pattern will resume.
A summary of the story (taken from this ipcomics page):
Six powerful nuclear missiles due for decommissioning at the end of the Cold War have been stolen from Russian silos and sold on the black market. Intelligence has traced the missiles to Bangalla’s two inherently unstable neighbours and non-U.N. members Ughland and Tarakimo.
Agreeing to investigate, the Phantom infiltrates the border of Tarakimo, where he must employ covert skills and cunning subterfuge to even get near the madmen holding the world as hostage...