(February 1965)

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: 10014-502

Keywords
Giantism; jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painted)
Inks
George Wilson (painted)
Colors
George Wilson (painted)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A jungle god comes to life to destroy the ghost who walks!
Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; Idaho
Reprints
Keywords
Giant

Indexer Notes

Montage cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Sleeping Giant (Table of Contents: 2)

The Phantom / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Harris
Pencils
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; Joe Gagnon; Idaho; Itongo
Synopsis
Joe Gagnon finds diamonds at the floor of a huge statue of Tuamotu, giant god of the Itongo. Driven away, he finds startlingly-tall circus performer Idaho, whom he disguises as Tuamotu so as to gain access to the diamonds and lead raids on the neighbors, until the Phantom fights Idaho and easily vanquishes him. Idaho reveals that his very size makes him weak... it's exhausting even to walk. The crooks go to jail, the Itongo restore their loot, the fight becomes a legend, and the statue lies ignored.
Reprints
Keywords
Circus; diamonds; giant; giantism; idol; masquerade; statue

Indexer Notes

According to a letter from Bill Harris in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 23, No 8, August 2012, he wrote all the Phantom stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Glenn Cox, Candy L., M. O. Miner, Joyce Keenan, and Jerry Long, with two brief replies from the editor.

The Cave of Kings, Part I (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
jungle
Characters
Victor King; Francis Queen; Jack Hawkins; Tuana
Synopsis
The three friends investigate a jungle legend of a fierce monster lurking in a cave, only to be taken by surprise themselves in a cliffhanger ending to Part I.
Keywords
Cliffhanger; continued story

The Patrol (Table of Contents: 5)

The Phantom / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Harris
Pencils
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; Colonel Weeks; Patrolman Brown
Synopsis
Brown hides in the restricted room where the Jungle Patrol's commander (the Phantom) leaves his written orders, hoping for a glimpse of the unknown commander. He falls asleep, and the Phantom orders him confined to barracks.
Reprints
Keywords
Jungle Patrol

Indexer Notes

This is a story of the Jungle Patrol.

Weapons and Warfare, Number 1: Ancient Weapons (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Examples of ancient weapons
Keywords
Bola; shield; sling; spear; tomahawk

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

100 pc Toy Soldiers Set (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["A jungle god comes to life to destroy the ghost who walks!"]
    The Phantom
  2. 1. ["Just the thing for long winter nights at your igloo"]
  3. 2. The Sleeping Giant
    The Phantom
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Phan-Mail!
  5. 4. The Cave of Kings, Part I
    King, Queen and Jack
  6. 5. The Patrol
    The Phantom
  7. 6. Weapons and Warfare, Number 1: Ancient Weapons
    Keys of Knowledge
  8. 7. 100 pc Toy Soldiers Set
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