- By Robert Kanigher Dennis O'Neil Gerry Conway John Broome Len Wein Carmine Infantino Curt Swan Nick Cardy

Showcase Presents: Phantom Stranger, Vol. 1

  • Title: Showcase Presents: Phantom Stranger, Vol. 1
  • Author: Robert Kanigher Dennis O'Neil Gerry Conway John Broome Len Wein Carmine Infantino Curt Swan Nick Cardy
  • ISBN: 9781401210885
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • Showcase Presents Phantom Stranger Vol Written by Bob Kanigher Dennis O Neil Gerry Conway John Broome Len Wein and othersArt by Carmine Infantino Curt Swan Nick Cardy Jim Aparo Murphy Anderson Neal Adams and othersCover by Jim A

    Written by Bob Kanigher, Dennis O Neil, Gerry Conway, John Broome, Len Wein, and othersArt by Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo, Murphy Anderson, Neal Adams, and othersCover by Jim Aparo, Neal Adams and Bill DrautOver 500 pages of supernatural phenomena with tales from the Phantom Stranger and his skeptical counterpart Dr 13 This volume reprints ShowcasWritten by Bob Kanigher, Dennis O Neil, Gerry Conway, John Broome, Len Wein, and othersArt by Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo, Murphy Anderson, Neal Adams, and othersCover by Jim Aparo, Neal Adams and Bill DrautOver 500 pages of supernatural phenomena with tales from the Phantom Stranger and his skeptical counterpart Dr 13 This volume reprints Showcase 80 and spooky talesfrom The Phantom Stranger 1 21.

    1 thought on “Showcase Presents: Phantom Stranger, Vol. 1

    1. Nice collection of these 60's and 70s era horror comics. If you are looking to enjoy some of the classic bronze age comics this is recommended

    2. The Phantom Stranger has always been a character I loved but didn't know much about. My first real experience with him, other than small appearances her and there, was in Secret Origins #10. Four different origin stories, none of them saying that this was the definitive origin. This appealed to me. Fast forward twenty-five years and I'm looking through the Showcase Presents on . I saw that they had the Phantom Stranger. This was a series I didn't know exist. I thought he was just a back-up featu [...]

    3. enjoyed this collection of my favorite DC hero. the Bronze Age was an interesting time of mostly "done in ones" and this collection is just that. each story features interesting mystical tales starring the Stranger, and there are a number of backups starring Dr Thirteen as he tries to uncover the "logical" explanations behind mysterious happeningse highlight of the book is the consistent art of Jim Aparo and many covers by Neal Adams.worth checking out if you're into Bronze Age comics, Phantom S [...]

    4. I read through this collection really slowly, and as I completed the last stories, learned of the death of writer Len Wein.I missed the first of these issues, and began buying and reading during Len's scripting toward the close of this volume, 1971-2, featuring art by Jim Aparo and Tony DeZuniga.The Phantom Stranger takes an interesting, Comics-Code approved, position in these tales, usually beginning with some narration directly to the reader, breaking the theatrical 'fourth wall,' setting the [...]

    5. In reading all of these old comic books and absorbing the culture of the 50s, 60s and 70s, the thing i've discovered is that i like the lesser-known titles a lot more. This is probably because they pander less to the hippies. So since there were more hippies than non-hippies buying comic books back in the day, the titles the hippies liked became popular. At least that's the theory i've come up with.That said, Phantom Stranger was really good. It's like a cross between The Twilight Zone and Scoob [...]

    6. 500+ pages of good, old-fashioned proper comic books! You've got some great artwork in this one, covering the first half of DC's Phantom Stranger title. Mostly by industry legend Jim Aparo, who's stuff looks amazing in black-and-white. The stories are a bit repetitive with their framework, but it's hard to complain because you've always got a good payoff. Dr. 13 (a.k.a. Dr. Terrence Thirteen) appears in most, either trying to prove the Phantom Stranger is a charlatan or in his own stories of exp [...]

    7. Interesting to read these early stories of a character that has been a mainstay of the magical section of the superhero universe. What's really interesting is that the very early stories feature a very different version of the character less a godlike being more a person with some magical talent being there to help people with even a hint that he might not have any powers at all, and then it changes over a single issue, even the costume changes from a suit and tie to the more recognisable costum [...]

    8. This is Showcase's first compilation of The Phantom Stranger comic books, arranged chronologically. The first half is composed of predictable characters and plots, and for the first time I see some typos in a DC comic book. What's more, the artwork is inconsistent and lousy. So lousy the stranger doesn't even look scarcely like the guy he eventually morphs into, in future editions. It is basically a rehash of the usual characters: four teenagers (of the hippie kind, the PS having peaked in the e [...]

    9. I collected some Phantom Strangers a good few years ago as they weren't too dear. So there was a bit of nostalgia in picking these two volumes up.Worth it to read how things have changed with comics. Starting with two opposite viewpoints of the PS and Dr 13 in telling 'horror' stories in the midst of another story. Then to a more 'relevant' feel of what is happening of the times with trendy teenagers - not quite the scooby gang, with some nice Neal Adams artwork. The real joy at the end is the L [...]

    10. The first half of this volume is QUITE bad. At first the Phantom Stranger is a dull enigma, then the comic turns into a constant fight between him and Dr. 13. In the latter half of the volume, the book recovers somewhat, thanks mainly to the writing of Len Wein, but it's never particularly good.

    11. This collection of the first appearances of the most enigmatic DC hero are a fine sample of Golden Age horror comics narrative, with fantastic drawings. The stories tend to be repetitive, but they are still fascinating.

    12. I love the Phantom Stranger and I picked this up to get more of his original stuff. I also found Dr. Thirteen and his flamboyant accusations a riot. It was disappointing when he got downgraded to a back up story.cially considering that story was often better written than the main feature.

    13. Great collection of mostly "one-and-done" comics. The art is pretty cool at points. I'd love to get my hand on color versions of some of these.The stories are a bit cheesy, but they are always fun. I'd like to see more from Dr. Thirteen.

    14. Super fun read once the writing settled down. I loved the 70's Jim Aparo artwork. I believe this was a prime era for his work here as well as on the Spectre, Batman and Aquaman. Very entertaining stuff.

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