Samir

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Samir (written سمير in Arabic) was an Egyptian comic magazine published by Dar Al-Hilal.

History

Samir included a wide variety of comics in every issue. "The Phantom" appeared on only a few pages in almost all issues in late fifthies and sixties, the first time in issue #158 in 1959. All published stories have been newspaper strip stories, in color or b/w, reversed and usually edited. In total, "The Phantom" appeared in 368 issues and in one-shot issue.

Since the start it has included various comics. Among them were American comics, like "Tarzan", "Rusty Riley", "Zorro", "Mutt and Jeff", Popeye, Tom and Jerry, "Nancy", "Li'l Tomboy", "The Little King", "Little Pete", "Little Lulu", "Little Audrey", "Little Lotta", British comics, like "Dan Dare", "Vicky", "Sue Carter", "Robbie of Red Hall", "Sally of the Seven Seas", "Lettice Leefe", and "The Rolling Stones", French comics, like "Tintin", "The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko", "Quick & Flupke", and "Pom et Teddy", and some Egyptian comics, like "Basel", "Samir wa Tahtah", "Ib Goha wa Sambo", "Mazloum", "Isam", "Osama", "Dandash", "Alla wa Kandooz", and etc.

The Phantom has appeared on severeal covers throughout the years, mainly illustrated by Roger Camille.

Covers

The Phantom has appeared on the covers of the following issues of Samir:

Published stories

Issues Title Writer Artist Comments
158177 "The Two Signs" Falk McCoy reversed
178189 "The Crybaby" Falk McCoy reversed
191208 "The Underwater Diamond Thieves" Falk McCoy reversed
209226 "The Swamp Rats" Falk McCoy reversed
227238 "The Great Ajax" Falk McCoy reversed
239254 "The Flying Horse" Falk McCoy reversed
255266 "The Reporter" Falk McCoy reversed
267285 "The Monkey Mail" Falk McCoy reversed
286298 "The Jungle Olympics" Falk McCoy reversed
299310 "The Iron Dragon" Falk McCoy reversed
311316 "Fluffy" Falk McCoy reversed
317324 "The Werewolf" Falk McCoy reversed
325332 "The Childhood of the Phantom" Falk McCoy reversed
333338 "The River Gang" Falk McCoy reversed
339353 "The Slave Market of Mucar" Falk Barry reversed
354362 "The Epidemic" Falk Barry reversed
363369 "The Wharf Rats" Falk Barry reversed
370375 "A Tale of the Good Mark" Falk Barry reversed; without the first two weeks
376381 "The Honeymooners" Falk McCoy reversed
382385 "The Limper" Falk McCoy,
Infantino,
and Lignante
reversed
386393 "The Goggle-Eye Pirates" Falk McCoy reversed
394411 "The Mysterious Ambassador" Falk Barry reversed
412423 "Treasure of the Skull Cave" Falk Barry reversed
424437 "The Astronaut and the Pirates" Falk Barry reversed
438452 "Old Baldy" Falk Barry reversed
453466 "The Giant Bird of Gandor" Falk Barry reversed
467481 "The Adventures of Lucy Cary" Falk Barry reversed
482496 "The Founding of the Jungle Patrol" Falk Barry reversed
497510 "The Bad Ones" Falk Barry reversed
521537 "The Super Apes" Falk McCoy reversed; no Phantom pages in issue #523

Issue overview

1959 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176  
177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194  
1960 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 214 215 216 217 218 219 220
221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246  
1961 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
274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299  
1962 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  
326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351  
1963 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  
378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403  
1964 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429  
430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455  
1965 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481  
482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507  
1966 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522  
523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537  

One-shot issue

Samir (one-shot)