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Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Phantom Sunday Strip 001 - The League of Lost Men (week #01)

The very first Phantom Sunday strip. Originally published from 28 May 1939 to 15 Oct 1939. Not my own coloring, just converting Spanish scans into English.


The story: (from this index)
A ship heading for a penal colony to deliver hundreds of prisoners hits bad weather and sinks outside Bengali’s coast. Deciding against returning to the civilisation and facing prison yet again, the survivors remain in the wild where they survive by terrorising and extorting local villages.

Stumbling over another lucrative source of illegal revenue, the band kidnaps a professor and his daughter with a view to obtaining a ransom. But the crime has already been discovered by the Phantom, who does not lose any time saving the professor's daughter, but walks straight into a trap when returning to save Devil from a gruesome death...

(Strip #01)

10 comment(s):

  1. a long waited classic strip ............... and the coloring of TPH ............ a gift for all phantom lovers ...

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    1. Welcome Ranjan, again not my coloring on this sunday strip. I am only coloring the daily at the moment.

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  2. @tph: thanks a lot..will follow ur posts..wish to make a phantom directory i.e. a list of strips(lee falk only) & its all indian publications.. bt m a bit confused..e.g.,D066 was published in ijc no.52..& the same strip in ijc#321(according to deepwoods.org)..how is this possible?? there are a few more like this..again, D079 published in ijc#114 & the same strip in ijc#119(2nd story)..can u explain?

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    1. Thanks Mr. Walker.

      Many strips of Falk era were published in IJC more than once. During the later years of IJC many earlier strips were republished as you may be already knowing. In the sixties IJC published highly edited versions of some stories which were later published in more detailed form. Hence, the double numbers in the index. The example you cited is a perfect example of this, D066 was indeed there in IJC #052 and also in IJC #321. Compare the two and versions and it'll be clear.

      But Deepwoods index is flawed at a few entries. D079 was there in IJC #114 but not in IJC #119.

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  3. omg..I never knew that deepwoods made few mistakes..but how can I be sure about the mistakes? I don't have the original strip..do u have all the original phantom strips?

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    1. Fortunately I have all the strips.

      Deepwoods is a fan creation, not an official list by indrajal publishers. Some mistakes shouldn't be surprising.

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    2. great!..i'll mail or leave a comment here if m confused about anything regarding the strips..

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    3. God himself has made quite a few mistakes! So is it any wonder that Man makes many?

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    4. You are most welcome to clarify any doubts regarding strip numbers you may have Mr Walker.

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  4. @venkit: "God himself has made quite a few mistakes! "..would u like to explain how??

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