L'Action catholique

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L'Action catholique was a Canadian newspaper that published "The Phantom" daily strip with the title "Le Fantôme" from 1939 to 1974.

History

L'Action catholique was founded in 1915 and published in French language. "The Phantom" first appeared in L'Action catholique on May 27, 1939. In 1962 L'Action catholique changed name to L'Action, in 1971 to L'Action-Québec, and in 1973 to À propos.

Promotion for the upcoming Phantom comic strip; from L'Action catholique (May 25, 1939).
Promotion for the upcoming Phantom comic strip; from L'Action catholique (May 26, 1939).
Promotion for the upcoming Phantom comic strip; from L'Action catholique (May 27, 1939).
The first Phantom strip published in L'Action catholique (May 27, 1939).

Published stories

Original story title Start date End date Comment
"The Slave Traders" May 27, 1939 September 2, 1939 the last two weeks only
"The Mysterious Girl" June 9, 1939 October 10, 1939 the last strip was also reproduced on October 11, 1939
"The Golden Circle" October 12, 1939 February 6, 1940 first strip missing
"The Sea Horse" February 7, 1940 August 12, 1940
"The Game of Alvar" August 13, 1940 January 2, 1941
"Diana Aviatrix Lost" January 3, 1941 August 5, 1941
"The Phantom's Treasure" August 6, 1941 March 3, 1942
"The Inexorables" March 4, 1942 January 30, 1943
"Bent Beak Broder" February 1, 1943 June 17, 1943
"The Phantom's Engagement" June 18, 1943 August 23, 1943
"High Seas Highjacker" August 24, 1943 March 11, 1944
"Diana" March 13, 1944 June 5, 1944
"The Crooner" June 6, 1944 September 11, 1944
"The Maharajah's Daughter" September 12, 1944 April 20, 1945
"The Blue Gang" April 21, 1945 June 29, 1945
"Lago the Lake God" June 30, 1945 September 20, 1945
"The Wild Girl" September 21, 1945 December 22, 1945
"The Mermaids of Melo Straits" December 24, 1945 March 13, 1946
"Princess Valerie" March 14, 1946 August 13, 1946
"Queen Asta of Trondelay" August 14, 1946 November 15, 1946
"Mister Hog" November 18, 1946 April 23, 1947
"Romance" April 24, 1947 December 29, 1947
"The Devil Road" December 30, 1947 June 23, 1948
"The Girls" June 25, 1948 December 6, 1948
"The Masked Marvel" December 7, 1948 April 7, 1949
"Fathers and Sons" April 6, 1949 June 13, 1949
"The Flirtatious Princess" June 15, 1949 October 17, 1949
"The Thuggees" October 18, 1949 April 29, 1950
"The Ape Idol of the Durugu" May 1, 1950 July 12, 1950
"The Movie Stars" July 13, 1950 November 18, 1950
"The White Monkey" November 20, 1950 February 16, 1951
"The Gray Gang" February 17, 1951 June 12, 1951
"Whirlpool Channel" June 14, 1951 September 19, 1951
"The Tiger Girl" September 20, 1951 January 11, 1952
"The Governor's Family" January 14, 1952 April 14, 1952
"The Professor" April 15, 1952 August 18, 1952
"The Jungle Patrol" August 19, 1952 November 18, 1952
"Bobo the Toy Dog" November 19, 1952 January 20, 1953
"The Great Ajax" January 21, 1953 April 30, 1953
"The Toad Men" May 1, 1953 September 29, 1953
"The Lady from Nowhere" September 30, 1953 January 26, 1954
"The Matchmaker" January 27, 1954 May 18, 1954
"The Super Apes" May 19, 1954 September 9, 1954
"Ragon's Game" September 10, 1954 January 19, 1955
"The Mob" January 20, 1955 April 28, 1955
"The Wrestling Tourney" April 29, 1955 August 1, 1955 without the first week
"Aboard the SS Gay" August 2, 1955 October 25, 1955
"The Slimming of Prince Tagon" October 26, 1955 January 7, 1956
"Captain Kidder's Treasure" January 9, 1956 March 17, 1956
"Dr Axel and the Witchmen" March 19, 1956 May 29, 1956
"Queen Sansamor and the Sixth Man" May 30, 1956 September 13, 1956
"The Wisdom of Solomon" September 14, 1956 October 18, 1956
"U-Town" October 19, 1956 January 15, 1957
"The Grove of the Sleeping Giant" January 16, 1956 May 1, 1957
"The Shoplifters" May 2, 1957 July 13, 1957 without the first week
"The Heavyweight Champion" July 16, 1957 September 10, 1957
"Wambo the Gambler" September 11, 1957 November 26, 1957
"The White Princess" November 27, 1957 March 3, 1958
"The Valley of No Return" March 4, 1958 May 26, 1958
"The Crown Jewels of Corba" May 27, 1958 August 27, 1958
"The Scorpia" August 28, 1958 January 15, 1959
"The Two Signs" January 16, 1959 May 9, 1959
"The Crybaby" May 11, 1959 July 21, 1959
"The Underwater Diamond Thieves" July 23, 1959 November 19, 1959
"The Betrothal" November 20, 1959 February 10, 1960 without the first strip and last three weeks
"The Swamp Rats" February 12, 1960 June 6, 1960
"The Flying Horse" June 7, 1960 September 22, 1960
"The Reporter" September 23, 1960 December 10, 1960
"The Monkey Mail" December 12, 1960 April 19, 1961
"The Jungle Olympics" April 20, 1961 July 8, 1961 last five strips missing
"The 50th Wife" July 10, 1961 July 18, 1961 started from the strip of February 15, 1961
"The Iron Dragon" July 19, 1961 October 4, 1961
"The Werewolf" October 5, 1961 January 17, 1962
"The Slave Market of Mucar" January 18, 1962 June 14, 1962 without the first four weeks
"The Epidemic" June 15, 1962 October 23, 1962 from August 16, 1962 in L'Action
"The Wharf Rats" October 24, 1962 February 25, 1963
"The Mysterious Ambassador" February 26, 1963 October 12, 1963
"The Mystery of the Island of Dogs" October 14, 1963 April 18, 1964
"The Drummer of Timpenni" April 20, 1964 July 22, 1964
"The Reef" July 23, 1964 October 15, 1964
"The Adventures of Lucy Cary" October 16, 1964 April 7, 1965
"The Bad Ones" April 8, 1965 August 16, 1965
"The Hanta Witch" August 17, 1965 December 1, 1965
"Prince Hali and the White Stallion" December 2, 1965 May 6, 1966
"Bullets' Town" May 7, 1966 October 5, 1966
"The Killer" October 6, 1966 January 24, 1967
"The Sea God" January 25, 1967 May 11, 1967
"The Satchel" May 12, 1967 August 5, 1967
"The Crime School" August 7, 1967 November 13, 1967
"Deadman's Point" November 14, 1967 February 19, 1968
"The Rogue Elephant" February 20, 1968 June 12, 1968
"Jungle Olympics" June 13, 1968 September 28, 1968
"The Frame-Up" September 30, 1968 November 30, 1968
"The Hydra" December 2, 1968 March 12, 1969
"The Art Thieves" March 13, 1969 July 12, 1969
"The Masked Ball" July 14, 1969 August 23, 1969
"The Jungle Home" August 25, 1969 November 25, 1969
"Rex, the Missing Heir" November 26, 1969 February 27, 1970 without the last two weeks
"The Missing Daddy" March 23, 1970 April 21, 1970 the last four weeks only
"Luaga's Undercover Tour" April 22, 1970 July 27, 1970
"The Mission" July 28, 1970 December 11, 1970
"Yes" December 12, 1970 February 24, 1971
"The Fence" February 25, 1971 May 22, 1971
"The Mysterious Passenger" May 24, 1971 August 10, 1971
"The Vultures" August 11, 1971 November 27, 1971 from September 7, 1971 in L'Action-Québec
"The Lost City of Pheenix" November 29, 1971 February 3, 1972
"The Witchman" February 5, 1972 May 11, 1972
"The Tanker-Jackers" May 15, 1972 August 22, 1972
"The Keeper of the Peace" August 23, 1972 November 24, 1972
"The Giant of Kaluga" November 27, 1972 March 16, 1973
"The Trial of Patrolman Zokko" March 17, 1973 June 27, 1973
"The Things" June 28, 1973 October 19, 1973 from September 16, 1973 in À propos
"Vandal-Looters" October 20, 1973 January 13, 1974
"The Pampered Princess" January 14, 1974 April 28, 1974
"The Curse of the Sacred Image" April 29, 1974 August 17, 1974 interrupted after the strip of August 14, 1974