"The Promise - Climax of Johnny Hotwire" - story by Tony de Paul and art by Kari Leppanen.
As promised—the climax of the Johnny Hotwire adventure! Part 1 was Isuue 1564 - also available on this website.
The Promise is one of the most enthralling Phantom stories ever penned by Tony DePaul and as you are about to discover, Kari Leppanen’s art ranks high among his many world-class comic book creations.
Sheer brilliance by both writer and artist!
There is a special twist to DePaul’s story very few readers would ever have predicted and among his enormous spread of talents, Leppanen reaches new heights with his treatment of creepy indoor lighting effects and his special affinity with ghostly old buildings and antiquated furniture.
It will be a surprise if The Promise does not rate very highly in our list of the ten most popular stories for 2010!
Johnny Hotwire is such a unique character and one so difficult to bring back too often, it will not surprise to see him given a rest for at least a year and more likely two!