Friday, May 23, 2014

Peter David Will Be the New Author of The Phantom

The writer Peter David, of Hulk, Wolverine, Captain Marvel and X-Force fame, will be the new author of The Phantom.

Hermes Press informed that they will release a new comic book of The Phantom, plotted by David with art by Sal Velluto.

Velluto is an Italian artist who worked in the US market in the 80s and 90s (on Black Panther, Power Pack, Marc Spector- Moon Knight, Justice League: Task Force, Bloodshot, Firebrand, Silver Surfer, etc).

He became one of the main artists of The Phantom, in the Swedish version Fantomen- published in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, by Egmont Publications, and in Australia, by Frew.

This isn’t the first time Peter David wrote The Phantom. He worked with the character in a miniseries, illustrated by Joe Orlando and published by DC Comics, in 1988.

The new comic will be a six part miniseries, with cover by Velluto, with variants by Alex Saviuk and Graham Nolan.

(Original article: Peter David será o novo roteirista do Fantasma, written by Sérgio Codespoti on May 22, 2014. Republished and translated with permission by UniversoHQ)

The Phantom, aka Kit Walker, debuted in 1936 by Lee Falk (creator of Mandrake the Magician). His popularity internationally eclipsed his legacy in the US. Kings Features Syndicate published a daily comic strip featuring the character. The Phantom recently appeared in Dynamite Entertainment’s Kings Watch- a five issue miniseries costarring Flash Gordon and Mandrake the Magician, by Jeff Parker and Marc Laming.

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