The Phantom was THE original superhero, two years before Superman even came along. That alone should make him worth a little attention. Also, his early adventures were brilliantly written and rival even the best of what we've done with the genre since. He's witty, fearless, and virtuous. All in all, he's likeable as much as he is influential."
Pumpkinate added this to a list 2 years, 10 months ago
"Ms. Lawrynovicz's favorite: The Phantom!
Her top five:
The Phantom (my favorite)
Batman (it’s difficult not to love an anti-hero! Besides, he’s a classic.)
Daredevil (because not only does he lack true superpowers, he is actually disabled, but still a superhero. How cool is that?)
Gambit (okay, so his power is sort of lame, and he’s shady at times, but he’s interesting, and his rather tragic romance with Rogue is all kinds of awesome)
Wolverine (how can one not love Wolverine? The "
Pumpkinate added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
"Read Mid February 2011
As I was searching through Wikipedia one night about two months ago, I made a search for Superhero Comics and saw mention of three figures preceding Superman - Popeye, The Clock, and The Phantom. Only The Phantom seemed to fit the bill of costumed superhero to me at the time, and though I wasn't totally interested in the character to begin with, the idea of understanding the genesis of the superhero genre drew me in. I bought this and the second volume of the Hermes Press "