The Phantom character jug produced by King Features Syndicate of New York, New York, circa 1950. "The Phantom" is an American adventure comic strip, first published by Lee Falk in February 1936. The Phantom is a fictional costumed crime-fighter who operates from the fictional African country of Bangalla. The Phantom was 21st in a line of crime-fighters which began in 1536, when the father of British sailor Christopher Walker was killed during a pirate attack. Swearing an oath on the skull of his father's murderer to fight evil, Christopher began a legacy of the Phantom which would pass from father to son. Unlike many other superheroes, the Phantom has no superpowers; he totally relies on his strength, intelligence and the myth of his immortality to take action against the forces of evil.
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