16 September, 2011

The Phantom 50: You wish to kill me?

The Phantom doesn't realise he has walked into great danger.

On the surface, the two enemies couldn't be more different: one a sly manipulator with an evil power, the other a no-nonsense hero with fists and guns...

But there are similarities. Both were brought up by fathers who trained them in old traditions to lives of great purpose. Both have a commanding influence over the peoples of the jungle.

The difference is that The Phantom has earned his position through goodness and bravery and wisdom.

The drummer has misunderstood the meaning of power. His influence is achieved through deception, cruelty, and voodoo.

Even after he is vanquished, the drummer will still not understand the distinction.

WRITER: Lee Falk
ARTIST: Sy Barry