19 October, 2010

The Phantom 40: A stab in the back.

Diana's expression says it all...

The Ghost Who Walks has never been quite so grim. There are glimpses of his trademark sense of humour, but it's tainted with bitterness.

And off the top of my head, I can't recall another occasion on which he killed a man in cold blood.

This is in stark contrast to The Phantom's attitude in the previous post, We don't kill unless we have to, showing his reluctance to harm a tiger.

Kurachi, however, appears to be a far more dangerous animal. Clearly, there is a time to kill, and a time to die.

WRITER: Lee Falk

ARTIST: Ray Moore


  1. As an old Phantom fan I could not remember him killing before? Interesting.

  2. Yes - it's unusual. In fact, the whole story is unusual. There is a fair bit of violence, as opposed to "action" -- but then, there's a lot more at stake than in the average Phantom adventure. This comic is dated right in the middle of World War II.