El Fantasma (Edmal / Impacto)

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El Fantasma (also titled La Sombra, Impacto con El Fantasma, and El Espectro) was a series of Phantom comics published by Editorial Edmal and Editorial Impacto in Argentina.

History

The series began publishing Phantom stories in 1958. The title was originally La Sombra (the name previously used in the Tit-Bits series). From issue #19, the title changed to El Fantasma, but the name La Sombra was kept in brackets. From issue #20, the title was only El Fantasma which continued to issue #66. After that, publication is contiuned by Edmal's successor – Editorial Impacto. Issues #93#97 were titled Impacto con El Fantasma. From issue #98, the title changed to El Espectro and Phantom stories continued until issue #108, but without the Phantom appearing on covers. El Espectro continued publishing after that, but later there were no more Phantom stories in every issues, as it had been sometimes replaced with "Mandrake the Magician". Number of page was increased to 100 or 164 and these issues contained previously published stories in this series.

All issues have 36 pages, printed in black and white. The stories were newspaper strip stories. The covers were illustrated by Argentine artists, for example Hugo D'Adderio, José Clemen, Julio Alvarez, Manuel Prendes, Ascanio, David Mangiarotti, José Luís García Lopez, Trento Fronza and a few unknown artists.

Some issues were price-marked for distribution in Uruguay and Paraguay as well.

Issue overview

Regular series

1958
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
 
1959
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18 19 20 21
1960
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32  
1961
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
 
1962
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
 
1963
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59 60  
1964
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71  
1965
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82 83  
1966
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94 95  
1967
96
97
98
99
100 101 102 103 104  
1968 105 106 107 108  
1969 109 110 111 112 113 114  

Annuals