Frew’s 2008 Christmas Special!
Inside you will find two new stories – the latest American daily, The Mysterious Guardianand the latest American Sunday, The Accursed Land – and to throw a little more light on the daily, a special editorial feature about American filmmakers Martin and Osa Johnson and their unique Sikorsky amphibious aircraft.
The editorial is necessary because both the Americans and their aircraft are mentioned early in the story and The Phantom actually buys one of their fabulous aeroplanes.
You will find the life story of the intrepid Johnsons and their flying machines absolutely fascinating.
The Mysterious Guardianstory is equally fascinating because of what Diana discovers about the strange giant of a man who guards abandoned oil rigs somewhere off the southern coast of North America.
Is he an apparition, a figment of The Phantom’s imagination – or a phony? The Phantom seems convinced The Mysterious Guardian has simply adopted the identity of a dead person, but has no explanation for the Guardian’s complete disregard of weapons and flying bullets!
Read the story carefully and decide for yourself!
The new Sunday adventure is The Accursed Land, a taut drama in which The Phantom fights for justice in his natural territory, the jungles surrounding the Deep Woods.
Both stories are written by Tony DePaul and illustrated by Paul Ryan.
Our third story is the much requested Power of the Apes, which has been out of print for some 18 years.
Power of the Apes, written by Norman Worker and illustrated by Cesar Spadari, appeared in Frew No 954 in 1990.
With its overtones of the Tarzan myth ...