21 December, 2010

The Phantom 42: Past year recap.

The Phantom comic posts from the past year are listed here, along with
the title of each story and original publication date.

The Phantom 28: I hate him more than you do!
The Return of the Sky Band (1941)

The Phantom 29: Are you -- Santa Claus?
Little Toma (1937)

The Phantom 30: A marvelous physique.
The Crooner (1944)

The Phantom 31: Our baby... a girl?
The Heirs (1978)

The Phantom 32: Meet me if you can.
Adventure in Algiers (1938)

The Phantom 33: Why didn't they say so?
The Thuggees (1949)

The Phantom 34: On guard, Devil.
The Frame-Up (1968)

The Phantom 35: An elemental force for good.
The Jungle Gang (2007)

The Phantom 36: I'm the champion of the world.
The Heavyweight Champion (1956)

The Phantom 37: OK, GIRLS -- UNZIP!
The Mermaids of Melo Straits (1945)

The Phantom 38: A month's rest in the hospital.
The Masked Marvel (1948)

The Phantom 39: We don't kill unless we have to.
Visit to Baronkhan (1983)

The Phantom 40: A stab in the back.
The Phantom Goes To War (1942)

The Phantom 41: I need a husband.
The Hanta Witch (1965)

20 November, 2010

The Phantom 41: I need a husband.

Like me, The Phantom occasionally sits down to read about the adventures of The Ghost Who Walks...

It's quite an offer. A gorgeous young blonde with lands and treasure wants you to become her consort, to help her rule her empire...

All you have to do is renounce your oath and turn your back on your duty.

For an ordinary man, a proposal such as this from the Queen of Hanta would be sorely tempting... But for The Phantom?

WRITER: Lee Falk

ARTIST: Sy Barry

05 November, 2010

Hills, Hikes, and Views

This is me in the hills, a half-hour's walk above Dunedin City.
(Photograph by my brother.)

Looking across to the harbour from the grounds of Larnach Castle.

My brother on the Pineapple Track.

Jubilee Park.

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