Preview: Moonstone Books' "Phantom" #14

Tue, January 9th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Arune Singh, Staff Writer

Moonstone Books has provided CBR News with a preview of "Phantom" #14, arriving in stores on January 20th. You can discuss this preview on our very own CBR Forums


In stores January 20th

Writer: Mike Bullock

Pencils/Inks: Carlos Magno

Colors: Bob Pedroza

Letters: Troy Peteri

Consultant: Ed Rhoades

Editor: Joe Gentile

Publisher: Moonstone Books

For Those Who Came In Late

Nearly five centuries ago, during a daring raid at sea, pirates took the

life of merchant ship captain Christopher Standish, ex-cabin boy of

Christopher Columbus. In the heat of the pitched battle aboard the ship,

Standish's son was knocked overboard to wash ashore on a remote beach

where he was found by a friendly pygmy tribe.

After stumbling upon the body of his father's killer, young Standish

swore an oath on the murderer's skull to devote his life, and the lives

of his sons and their sons, to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty

and injustice.

His son and grandsons did follow him for generation after generation.

To the outside world, one man, seemingly immortal, has always worn the

mask. As the legend grew, it transcended the life of any one man.

And that legend became THE PHANTOM!

In This Issue

Every son of the Phantom knows at a very young age that he will someday

take his father's place. To this end, the young Phantom-to-be is trained

in the ways of the warrior. However, each of these sons must also become

worldly, seeking a civilized education with the family of his mother

once he comes of age. The modern Phantom spent his High School years

with his Aunt Sophie and Uncle Ephraim, attending school in Clarksville,

MO, USA . After being called home to Bangalla at the news of his

Mother's passing, his father was brutally murdered. The killer stole the

Phantom's gun belt, as if it were some sort of hunting trophy. And so,

his first mission as the newly ordained Phantom was to track his

Father's killer to the ends of the Earth, regain the lost gun belt and

bring the killer to justice…

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