Monday, July 4, 2011

The Phantom 1776!
























To celebrate the 4th of July, here's a true Bronze Age classic from Charlton Comics by the late great Don Newton. His brief stint on The Phantom ranks as one of the most memorable short shifts ever in comics. This lush story of a history that never was, is a great reminder of what we celebrate today and of Newton's exciting talent.

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3 comments:

  1. Man it's things like this that remind me how much I miss Don Newton comics. Look at that wide screen last page, few if any modern artists could come close to matching that imo. Somebody really needs to collect these into a single volume.

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  2. I think a collection is due actually. Hermes Press has been offering up Phantom collections and they've recently announced the Gold Key and Charlton material will be collected. It might take some years, since Hermes is notoriously slow about these things, but we might eventually get these great tales collected.

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  3. Great post! I found this comic in a trash bin was I was just a kid( minus the cover). It was my introduction to the Phantom and the great Don Newton. There have been many artists who have had memorable runs on Batman. In my opinion Mr Newton was the best!

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