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The Phantom (Egmont India)

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The Phantom was a Phantom comic book published in India.

First series

The series was published by Egmont Imagination (India) Ltd. (formerly Indian Express Egmont Publications Ltd. and Egmont India). The material came from the Team Fantomen production of Phantom stories. Fantomen editor Ulf Granberg assisted in the selection of stories.

To kick off the series in 2000, a promotional package called Phantom Adventure Kit was produced, that included three comic books (two of which could not be bought elsewhere) and memorabilia.

The first 13 issues were 52 pages in color, with covers from Fantomen and a "Mandrake the Magician" back-up story (edited and colored as when they appeared as back-up stories in Fantomen). The early issues also included "The Phantom Legends", a series of one-page retellings of important parts of the Phantom legend.

From #14 and onwards, the page count was reduced and the page size was increased. The covers were now either locally produced or collages with art taken from the interior stories. This version of the series ended with #21 in 2002.

Issue overview

Second series

In February 2003, the entire series was relaunched with at least 20 issues published more or less simultaneously. Most issues, but not all, featured stories that had already been published in the first series, but with new cover art and new issue numbering. Each issue was also assigned an ISBN number.

Issue overview

Third series

An unnumbered issue that has the same format as the issues of the second series exists, but it is unknown when it was released and if there were any more issues in this possible third series.