Before Superman, Spiderman, and Batman, there was The Phantom, the original masked marvel, the greatest legend in the annals of 20th century comic-book crime fighting. Now, the immortal superhero returns to strike terror in the hearts of villains around the world—and to inspire a new generation to believe in the Ghost Who Walks…
Four hundred years ago, Kit Walker, sole survivor of a pirate raid, washed up on a remote Bangalla beach. Fashioning a costume from a pirate’s plunder, Kit became The Phantom, devoting himself to fighting crime and injustice. Generation after generation, the Walker progeny have taken on their forefather’s creed. Today, handsome young Kit, twenty-first in the family line, is living in the states with his aunt and uncle when his father is killed at the hands of the Singh Brotherhood in Bangalla. Leaving behind his childhood sweetheart, Renny Davidson, Kit says goodbye to his life as a free-spirited young American and returns to the mysterious Bangalla jungle Skull Cave of his ancestors, utters the sacred oath of generations, and inherits the mantle of his superhero father.
Kit is not alone in his quest, however. He has the one man in Bangalla who knows Kit’s secret—Guran, descendent of the original tribal chief who rescued the first Kit Walker. Kit also comes upon The Chronicles, an invaluable text that recounts the adventures and secrets of previous Phantoms, reveals the legends of their hidden treasures, and possesses the wisdom of the ages. But Kit’s prime missions now are to unravel the mystery of his father’s death and return to Renny.
Spiderman has New York. Batman has Gotham City. But The Phantom is a superhero that belongs to the world. The time is now for this legendary crime-fighter to be reborn in this original new adventure series—every bit as bold, colorful, and fantastic as the awesome avenger himself.