9 September 1948 - 9 September 1998
This page provides links to scans of ALL the FREW Phantom comics from #1 to #100. Just click on each issue number in the lists below to bring up a picture of the corresponding cover. Format details for all of these issues are provided towards the bottom.
All scans courtesy of David Budds from Melbourne, Australia, from his own personal collection.
David has requested that these scans not be reproduced on any other web-site. Should you encounter any of these images used on another web-site, they should be regarded as unsolicited replication. Please encourage any offending web-masters to remove the images.
Issue Story Title Official Title Part Code 1 Enter The Phantom The Slave Traders D9 2 In the Tiger's Lair Queen Asta of Trondelay D28 3 Smashing the Crime Ring Mister Hog D29 4 The Phantom versus the Jewel Pirates Romance and the Vesta Pirates 2 D30 5 The Phantom's Treasure Stolen The Phantom's Treasure D15
Issue Story Title Official Title Part Code 6 The Phantom's Revenge The Singh Brotherhood 2 D1 7 The Phantom versus the Gun-Runners The Game of Alvar 2 D13 8 Death to the Sky Band The Sky Band 2 D2 9 The Pearl Pirates Fishers of Pearls D8 10 The Phantom versus the Spy Ring The Seahorse 1 D12 11 On Bleak Island The Seahorse 2 D12 12 The Shark's Nest The Shark's Nest D7 13 The Phantom's Dilemma The Golden Circle 1 D11 14 The Golden Circle The Golden Circle 2 D11 15 The Poison-Gas Chamber The Golden Circle 3 D11 16 Adventure in Algiers Adventure in Algiers D6 17 Kidnapped in Egypt The Mysterious Girl 1 D10
Issue Story Title Official Title Part Code 18 Trapped Under the Sea The Mysterious Girl 2 D10 19 The Golden Princess The Golden Princess S12 20 The Phantom versus the
Castle in the Clouds
The Ismani Cannibals
21 The Kidnapped Bride Prisoner of the Himalayas 1 D5 22 Sentenced to Death Prisoner of the Himalayas 2 D5 23 Jungle Victory Diana Aviatrix Lost 1 D14 24 The Phantom's Triumph Diana Aviatrix Lost 2 D14 25 The Kidnapped Rajah The Maharajah's Daughter 1 D22 26 The Royal Prisoner The Maharajah's Daughter 2 D22 27 The Phantom Goes to War The Phantom Goes to War 1 D16 28 The Red Invaders The Phantom Goes to War 3 D16 29 Death to the Invaders The Phantom Goes to War 2 D16
Issue Story Title Official Title Part Code 30 The Hero of Oolan The Phantom Goes to War 4 D16 31 Hamid the Terrible Hamid the Terrible 1 S10 32 The Sultan's Prisoner Hamid the Terrible 2 S10 33 Bent Beak and the Phantom's Mark Bent Beak Broder D17 34 The Phantom's Engagement The Phantom's Engagement D18 35 The Young Phantom The Childhood of the Phantom S11 36 King of the Beasts King of Beasts S15 37 The Kidnapped Princess The Scarlet Sorceress S16 38 The Reluctant Bridegroom Queen Pera the Perfect S14 39 The Dragon God The Dragon God S18 40 The Strange Fisherman The Strange Fisherman S13
Issue Story Title Official Title Part Code 41 Underwater Doom Lago the Lake God D24 42 The Lion Woman The Wild Girl D25 43 The League of Lost Men S1 44 The Beachcomber S4 45 The Precious Cargo of Colonel Winn S2 46 Whirlpool Channel D41 47 Princess Valerie 1 D27 48 The Phantom versus the Hairy Twins Princess Valerie 2 D27 49 The Haunted Castle S21 50 Tiger Girl D42 51 The Fire Goddess S3 52 The White Monkey D39 53 The Lady Luck 1 D32
Issue Official Title Part Code 54 The Lady Luck 2 D32 55 The Masked Marvel 1 D33 56 The Masked Marvel 2 D33 57 The Flirtatious Princess 1 D35 58 The Flirtatious Princess 2 D35 59 The Governor's Family D43 60 The Jungle Patrol D45 61 The Gray Gang 1 D40 62 The Gray Gang 2 D40 63 The Great Ajax D47 64 Bobo the Toy Dog D46 65 The Mermaids of Melo Straits D26 65A Romance and the Vesta Pirates
The Phantom Trophy
Issue Official Title Part Code 66 The Marshall Sisters
67 The Professor 2 D44 68 The Toad Men 1 D48 69 The Toad Men 2 D48 70 The Impostor S7 71 The Devil Road 1 D31 72 The Devil Road 2 D31 73 The Devil Road 3 D31 74 The Return of the Sky Band 1 S6 75 The Return of the Sky Band 2 S6 76 Fathers and Sons D34 76A Mister Hog
The Mysterious Passenger
Issue Official Title Part Code 76B The Phantom's Treasure
The Marshall Sisters
77 The Crooner D21 78 The Spy Gang D20 79 The Governor and Suzie 1 D19 80 The Governor and Suzie 2 D19 81 The Governor and Suzie 3 D19 82 The Lady from Nowhere D49 83 Ragon's Game 1 D52 84 Ragon's Game 2 D52 85 The Wrestling Tourney D54 86 The Thuggees 1 D36 87 The Thuggees 2 D36 88 The Matchmaker D50
Issue Story Title Part Code 89 The Super Apes 1 D51 90 The Super Apes 2 D51 91 Aboard the SS Gay D55 92 The Mob D53 93 The Ape Idol of the Durugu D37 94 The Slimming of Prince Tagon D56 95 Captain Kidder's Treasure D57 96 Dr Axel and the Witchmen D58 97 The Singh Brotherhood 2 D1 98 The Slave Traders D9 99 Queen Sansamor and the Sixth Man D59 100 The Seahorse 1 D12
|Issues||Stapled Edge||Cover Format||Comic Format||Pages||Price|
|#1 - #2||short||landscape||landscape||32||6d|
|#3 - #6||long||portrait||portrait||32||6d|
|#7 - #32||short||portrait||landscape||24||6d|
|#33 - #42||short||portrait||landscape||24||8d|
|#43 - #44||long||portrait||portrait||24||8d|
|#45 - #64||long||portrait||portrait||24||9d|
|#66 - #69||long||portrait||portrait||24||9d|
|#71 - #76||long||portrait||portrait||24||9d|
|#76A & #76B||long||portrait||portrait||48||1'-|
|#77 - #87||long||portrait||portrait||24||9d|
|#89 - #96||long||portrait||portrait||24||9d|
|#97 - #100||long||portrait||portrait||32||1'-|
- Issues #1 and #2 were unnumbered.
- The "flip-flop" format of issues #7 to #42 (portrait covers, landscape inside, staples on short edge), was also used for most of the Phantom comics produced by Feature Publications in New Zealand, right up until they finished in 1965.
- A red vertical stripe along one edge of the front cover was a common feature on issues numbered from #9 to #42. The vertical stripe on the cover of issues #13 and #14 was black.
- A cover price was absent from issues #31 and #32. For each of these comics, the usual price "circle" was overstruck with the statement "PHANTOM is also in SUPER YANK Comics".
- The creator of The Phantom was shown as "Lew Falk" on the cover of issues #33, #34, #70, #72 and #75.
- The story titles printed on the covers were usually created by the staff at Frew Publications. The "official" story titles according to Lee Falk, are also given.
- Story titles were absent from the majority of comic covers after issue #42.
- From issue #46 onwards, the cover artwork was generally not related to the story contained in the comic.
- The issues denoted 65A, 76A and 76B were Christmas 1953, Christmas 1954, and New Year 1955 specials. No issue number was given on their covers. The A/B designation came from the subsequent usage of the letter "A" for special issues during the 1980s.
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