The Phantom 972 (Frew)

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The Phantom #972
(#1000 actually printed since 1948)
Frew 972.jpg
Cover artist: Keith Chatto
Cover artist: unknown
Poster artists: George Olesen and Sy Barry
Country/language: Mini australia.gif Australia / English
Format: 18 × 25.5 cm
Pages: 292 + 28 pgs, b/w
Publishing date: January 17, 1991
Editor: Jim Shepherd
Publishing company: Frew Publications
Preceded by: The Phantom #971
Followed by: The Phantom #973

The Phantom #972 is the actual 1,000th issue released of Australian comic book The Phantom, published in 1991.


Phantom stories


Notes on the title

  • Although the story that appears in the comic is part of "The Slave Traders" the title that appears in the cover of the comic reads Enter The Phantom. Frew used this title as it was their first issue and wanted to create excitement about the character.

Reprint vs Original

The original printing and the re-print of this issue can be distinguished in several ways.

  • The reprint has a bullet hole in the skull. The original does not have a bullet hole as it was thought to be too controversial at the time of its release.
  • The yellow on the cover of the original printing is a dull yellow. On the reprint it is brighter.