WRITER: Lee Falk
ARTIST: Sy Barry
Well, this post marks exactly one year of The Dad Who Walks, with a Phantom entry every fortnight for all of that time.
Like The Ghost Who Walks, I will take some time "to think... to make a decision..." about whether or not I will continue with the blog.
In the meantime, I will leave you with this excerpt from the prologue of one of The Phantom's oddest adventures, and one of my favourites.
I doubt that any boys' adventure comic was ever so explicit in presenting to its impressionable readers the horrors of married life and domesticity that lay in wait to snare their hero.
For a boy, it's a no-brainer. Either you can travel the world with a wolf for a friend, being chased by brazen hussies, shooting off guns and beating up bullies, and commanding a deadly pigmy army as Ruler of the Jungle... Or you can get married, work in an office all day, then come home to change nappies, wash the dishes, and mow the lawn...
Yes, it's a tough one, I know!