Le Fantôme (Remparts)

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Le Fantôme was a French comic book dedicated to the Phantom published by Editions des Remparts from January 1963 to August 1980.

History

Le Fantôme (subtitle Aventures américaines) was the first regular Phantom publication of Editions des Remparts. It was based on the Italian publisher Fratelli Spada's L'Uomo Mascherato series.

This series enabled young people of the sixties and the seventies to discover the comic created by Lee Falk previously known by theirs parents through only a few newspapers or/and comics books published before and after the Second World War. It also gave comic collectors access to almost all the American stories at a time when a great part of them had never been published in France.

It was originally released monthly but later twice a month and finally weekly. However, at the end of the series the number of issues was reduced.

The format also changed over the years. Initially it was 15 cm × 21 cm and 36 pages, later 13 cm × 19.5 cm and 68 pages from #358 and finally 19 cm × 26 cm and 52 pages from #455 to the last issue. In Italy this was because the series was restarted with new numbering, but in France the numbering remained the same.

The Phantom stories were supplemented by American comics such as "Tim Tyler's Luck", "Rip Kirby" and "Ben Bolt", and Italian comics.

From #387 to #446 (60 issues), a second numbering was used with the change to a larger size. Those 60 issues also contained a 8 page supplement in each issue, with a format of 38 cm x 50cm - reproducing the 468 Sunday pages published between May 28 1939 ("The League of Lost Men") and May 16 1948 (end of "The Marshall Sisters"). Those supplements were later collected in 4 albums entitled L'âge d'or (The Golden Age). When the concept of large supplements was abandoned, the chronological reprints of Sunday stories was still temporarily maintained in the form of ordinary sized complete stories in the magazine issues #450 to #460.

A total of 482 issues were published from 1963 to 1980. Unsold copies were later glued together with a new outer cover and sold as "albums". A total of 55 albums were published.

Issue overview

Regular series

1963 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19  
1964 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42  
1965 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70  
1966 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123
1967 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175  
1968 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224  
1969 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276  
1970 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328  
1971 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378  
1972 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417  
1973 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446  
1974 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456  
1975 457 458 459 460  
1976 461 462  
1977 463 464 465 466 467  
1978 468 469 470 471 472 473 474  
1979 475 476 477 478 479 480  
1980 481 482  

Albums

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45
46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55

See also