Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Phantom's Ward, Rex in "The Captive King" (Indrajal Comics;1975)

In March 1964, the publisher of The Times of India, Bennet, Coleman & Co., launched a new monthly comic book series called Indrajal Comics. The first 32 issues featured Lee Falk's The Phantom stories, but thereafter, the title alternated between various King Features characters, including Mandrake, Flash Gordon, and Buz Sawyer.

This story is from Indrajal Comics #239 ["The Solar Power Station"] (Oct. 1975) stars The Phantom's young ward, Rex and his friend Tomm. I couldn't locate information on who the strips creators were. By the way, the famous "Ghost Who Walks" makes a cameo appearance in the last couple of panels.

The Catacombs is grateful to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos for providing the scans for this story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.



Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the artist on this is Pat Boyette

Alain said...

The Story "The Captive King" was at first published in the us comic-book "The Phantom" #51 - Charlton Comics, august 1972. Writer: Joe Gill and artist : Pat Boyette.

Great to see here the Indrajal counterpart.
Many thanks, Alain.

Rip Jagger said...

This Phantom story is most likely written by Charlton workhorse Joe Gill and is certainly drawn by Pat Boyette. It appeared originally in Charlton's The Phantom #51. Here's a link to the GCD entry:

Thanks for posting this. Good stuff!

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Chuck Wells said...

From what I've seen of his work, I should have at least guessed Boyette.

Thanks to all of you for providing the credits here.