The debut issue of The Phantom from Hermes Press was simply smashing. The gorgeous artwork by Sal Velluto is refreshingly old-school, giving us a lush fully rendered interior which is nonetheless rock-solid storytelling. Peter David's story begins with a nice domestic calm for "The Ghost Who Walks" and Diana Palmer, but quickly finds our hero and his best girl on the trail of the Singh Brotherhood. They go to rescue a man who knows the secret of an oddly familiar lost city named "Ophir" -- wink wink, nudge nudge.
|Sample Pages by Sal Velluto|
Here are the alternate covers. The artwork for these is also contained inside the issue as well as some delicious Velluto pencil work, so save your shekels.