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The PHantom #1925 back cover by Paul Mason


(The Phantom #1925, Frew Publications)

Comic Arts Awards of Australia Shortlist 2023

"Let's get ready to Rumble!" Lee Falk/Wilson McCoy's The Phantom story 'The Masked Marvel' from 1948 gets a sequel after 74 years!


The sequel titled The Phantom: Until The Final Bell, sees The Phantom return to the sport of boxing  and into the ring to face his toughest opponent, and rescue an old friend in danger. With appearances from past Falk characters, and some of the most famous (and infamous) characters in the realm of boxing, lace up your gloves and get ready to answer the bell for this action-packed Phantom adventure! 


The comic story is a full - colour 24 page adventure written and illustrated by Paul Mason, with assistant editor Amanda Bacchi, edited by Glenn Ford, published by Frew Publications, on behalf of King Features.  The comic story is part of a 60 page Masked Marvel  special (The Phantom #1925, August 2022), alongside the original and complete daily comic strip story from Falk & McCoy in 1948, with new colours by Ivan Pederson. 

The issue also features a new front and back cover by Paul, and an article "In this Corner: The Phantom and Boxing" written by Paul, discussing the appearances of Boxing in some of The Phantom's previous comic stories. There is also a special
A2-sized Fight Night Poster available to purchase from Frew, a limited Phantom #1925 Sketch cover variant edition and ~100 limited signed copies  available to purchase.


"...Paul brings all the power of his extraordinary gift to his work and once again shows us depth and breadth of his talents, not only as a cover and internal artist, but as a writer." - Dudley Hogarth, Frew Publisher.

The comic book is available on newsstands and in participating comic stores around Australian and NZ in mid - August 2022, and direct from Frew.

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THe Phantom #1925 cover by Paul Mason.
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Kickboxing World Champion Sensei Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez

Links to purchase from Frew Publications:


Preview Pages from The Phantom: Until the Final Bell (2022)

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