Le Fantôme Spécial

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Le Fantôme
First issue
Country/language: Mini france.gif France / French
Publishing company: Editions des Remparts
Publishing years: 1963–1973
Issues: 99
Format: 19×26 cm,
b/w & color

Le Fantôme Spécial was the title of two French comic series dedicated to "The Phantom".

Issue overview

Regular series

The first series was based on the Italian series L'Uomo Mascherato Super Albo. The French series was published by Les Editions des Remparts, a French comics editor based in Lyon, but it was printed in Italy by Fratelli Spada. It was also occasionally distributed in Quebec, Canada by Presses Selection Limitée in Montreal.

99 issues were published from 1963 to 1973. It was published in a larger format than the regular Le Fantôme series, and was monthly for most of its run.

The issues featured dailies and Sundays, from Ray Moore to Sy Barry, sometimes Fratelli Spada stories, and occasionally other back-up comics. A few Mandrake stories are back-up comics in two issues (#8 and #9) which also appear later in "Le Fantôme Spécial" albums #4 and #5.

Issue with Mandrake


Unsold copies were later glued together with a new outer cover and sold as "albums". There are three different album series of the regular Le Fantôme Spécial series:

Issue with Mandrake

Issues 1 to 16 (at least), containg issues from the regular series up to #48.

Issue with Mandrake

Issues 1 to 21, containing issue 48 to 99 from the regular series.

Issues 1 to 4 (at least), containg various issues from the regular series (issues 48 to 99).

See also