In the beginning he had been a half-drowned sailor, flung ashore on the foreboding, blood-drenched Bangalla coast. Pirates had burned his ship to ash and slaughtered his shipmates. He vowed to face his destiny, donned costume and mask, and was reborn as THE PHANTOM, scourge of predators everywhere.
"I swear to devote my life to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty and injustice! And my sons and their sons shall follow me!"
Deep in the jungles of Bangalla, The Phantom has reigned supreme for almost 500 years. Jungle natives believe their hero is immortal - only the immediate family of the Phantom knows the truth...In each generation, the first-born male child grows to succeed his father as the next Phantom.
Since 1936, he has been thrilling his newspaper audiences all over the world. Now welcome the comics return of the first costumed adventure hero, Lee Falk's The Phantom!