(November 1963)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
Bill Harris
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10014-311


The Phantom Battles the Swamp Rats! (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Reprints:
Keywords:
Swamp

Peoples of Africa, Number 7: The Fantis (Table of Contents)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Fanti fisherman; Fanti musicians
Keywords:
Canoe; drum; fisherman; fishing

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Swamp Rats (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Harris
Pencils:
Bill Lignante
Inks:
Bill Lignante
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
5-638

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; Colonel Weeks; Sergeant Cole; Patrolman Jones; Otter; swamp rats
Synopsis:
Otter leads his "swamp rats" on raids against nearby villages and caravans, always escaping by means of secret trails through the Great Swamp. When they capture two Jungle Patrol men as hostages, the Phantom infiltrates their camp, frees the patrolmen, and with their help captures the bandits.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Jungle Patrol; swamp

Indexer Notes

Writer, artist and letterer credits assumed from rest of issue. Remake of The Phantom daily (King Features Syndicate) 1959.06.15 - 1959.10.03 [original title: The Swamp Rats].

["I know you don't have a fan page in your Phantom comic book, but I'm suggesting you have one called Phan-Mail!"] (Table of Contents)

Phan-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First letters column. Letters from Brent Richards; George Pacinda; Fred Romanek; Joe Nickerson; Bruce Williams.

Rogue Elephant (Table of Contents)

King, Queen and Jack / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Lignante
Inks:
Bill Lignante
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Victor King; Francis Queen; Jack Hawkins
Synopsis:
The three friends narrowly escape death bringing down a rogue elephant in a bamboo stand. They discover that the animal had a bullet lodged in the nerve center of one tusk, causing it years of constant agony.
Keywords:
Elephant; hunters; hunting

The Phantom's Boyhood (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Harris
Pencils:
Bill Lignante
Inks:
Bill Lignante
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom [the twentieth Phantom]; Kit Walker [the "current," 21st Phantom as a boy]; Kit's mother; Guran;
Synopsis:
The twentieth Phantom teaches his son Kit in the skills and the lore of his future career as the Phantom. Eventually the boy is sent to his mother's family for schooling in America, with Guran as companion. The two friends don't know what to make of the industrialized world. Kit shocks his aunt and uncle by arriving in a loincloth, having swapped clothes with Guran, who's been feeling self-conscious.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Childbirth; ocean liner; Skull Cave

Indexer Notes

1st of a series showing the boyhood of the Phantom. This one shows his birth. Continues in 6 and 7.

Fish, Number 22: Bonefish (Table of Contents)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Keywords:
Fisherman; fishing

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Phantom Pin-Up No. 5 (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Phantom; swamp rats
Keywords:
Swamp

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Same image as front cover, minus trade dress, etc.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantom Battles the Swamp Rats!
    The Phantom
  2. 1. Peoples of Africa, Number 7: The Fantis
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Swamp Rats
    The Phantom
  4. 3. ["I know you don't have a fan page in your Phantom comic book, but I'm suggesting you have one called Phan-Mail!"]
    Phan-Mail
  5. 4. Rogue Elephant
    King, Queen and Jack
  6. 5. The Phantom's Boyhood
    The Phantom
  7. 6. Fish, Number 22: Bonefish
    Keys of Knowledge
  8. 7. The Phantom Pin-Up No. 5
    The Phantom
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