(December 1972)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited)

The Phantom of 42nd Street! (Table of Contents)

Luke Cage / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham (signed)
Inks
Billy Graham (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Phantom; policeman
Reprints
Keywords
Hobart's Emporium

Cry Fear...Cry Phantom! (Table of Contents: 1)

Luke Cage / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin (credited)
Pencils
Billy Graham (credited)
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Three a.m.: outside, the seemingly non-stop circus that is...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Phil Fox (introduction); Adrian Loring (introduction, flashback); The Phantom [Armand Loring] (villain, introduction, death); Jaques (villain, introdcution); Jasper Brunt (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A decades long inter-family feud over business erupts with one of the antagonists posing as a phantom. A suicidal plunge to the death on the part of one participants also brings the other to his doom, exacting revenge in a homicidal leap from a high office in a tall building which carries both characters down to the street.

The transformation of the 42nd Street theaters from live play houses to 2nd run movie theaters is part of the background of this story, a theme which began when Cage first rented his office above a theater in #2.

Brief one panel, partial synopsis of Cage's origin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Printed credits give inking credit to Billy Graham. The Shores credit is from the letters page of HERO FOR HIRE #5.

Dramatic Data, Dynamic Dispatches, and Death-Defying Declarations of Decidedly Dubious Distinction! (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Comments to Cage / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jeff Young, Mark Kionfas, Phil Trent, Matt Graham.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantom of 42nd Street!
    Luke Cage
  2. 1. Cry Fear...Cry Phantom!
    Luke Cage
  3. 2. Dramatic Data, Dynamic Dispatches, and Death-Defying Declarations of Decidedly Dubious Distinction!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Comments to Cage
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