Maude Thorne McPatrick
|Maude Thorne McPatrick|
|First appearance:||"The Childhood|
of the Phantom"
|Created by:||Lee Falk & Wilson McCoy|
Fictional Character Biography
According to the Newspaper strip
She and her father, dr. Thorne, were captured by the Rope People. The 20th Phantom managed to save her by proving to the Rope People that he really was the Phantom through conducting a number of amazing deeds that a previous Phantom had done.
When she was to marry, she was kidnapped and the 20th Phantom had to free his bride from a prison by doing hard labour and thereby making a chain weaker and weaker until he could tear it apart.
She died sometime after Kit's 17th birthday. Kit stayed with the 20th Phantom until his father was killed.
It has also been said that she died while her son was in college.
According to Team Fantomen
She is from Wisconsin and the 20th Phantom met her for the first time when she was going to Hollywood to be a stand in for the actress Rita Hayworth, whom she bears a striking resemblance with.
Through some somewhat contradictionary events she came to marry in the spring of 1938 in time to hear of der Anschluss on the radio during their honeymoon. In 1939, their son, the 21st Phantom was born.
Oddly though, there are a couple of stories dated to 1938 in which the 20th Phantom is unmarried.
She died around 1956 in the Skull Cave of an illness, with her son and her husband present. Her son had then reached the age of 17. Her tombstone reads "Maude Thornton-Walker 1916-1959".
|"The Tree House"||Falk||Barry||??||unnamed daughter of Dr. Thorne, meets the 20th Phantom for the first time|
|"The Chain"||Falk||McCoy||??||as Maude, marries the 20th Phantom|
|"The Shaman"||Falk||Olesen, Williams||??||unnamed, birth of the 21st Phantom|
|"The Kimberly Diamonds"||Falk||Barry||??||unnamed|
|"The Childhood of the Phantom"||Falk||McCoy||??||unnamed, dies with her son by her side|
|"The Beasts of Phantom Head Peak"||Falk||Olesen, Williams||??||unnamed, mentioned that she died while her son was in college|
|"The Chain"||Falk, Lignante||Lignante||remake|
|"Escape from Devil's Island"||Granberg||Bade||1936||mentioned only. Year is inconsistent with later versions of Maude's first meeting with the Phantom.|
|"The Hollywood Murders"||DePaul||Boix||1938|
|"The Spear of Destiny, Part 3"||Raab||Boix||1938?|
|"1943, Part 1"||Rassy||Saviuk||1943|
|"1943, Part 2"||Rassy||Saviuk||1943|
|"King Fatso"||Moberg||Felmang, Benny||1947|
|"The Test"||Worker||Leppänen||1956||It is set at the 17th birthday of The 21st Phantom who was born 1939 according to Team Fantomen|
|"Inked in Blood, Part 1"||Andersson||Paulos||1953|
|"Inked in Blood, Part 2"||Andersson||Paulos||1953|