The story of the Phantom begins over 400 years ago when a young man and his father were exploring eastern waters. Their ship was attacked by evil Singh pirates, and the young man - the sole survivor - was washed up on a remote Bengali beach, half dead...
He was found by friendly natives, members of the Bandar tribe of pygmies. They carried him to the Deep Woods and nursed him back to health. Later, on the same beach, he found a dead pirate wearing his father clothes - his father's killer!
On the skull of his father's murder, he swore an oath - the oath of the skull! He became the first Phantom. Generations of Phantoms have followed, their secret never revealed. Jungle folk - with the exception of the Bandar tribe - thinking it was the same man, believed him immortal...
The legends of the Phantom are many. The Bandar, the pygmy poison people, call him "The Ghost Who Walks, Man Who Cannot Die". In the Orient, it is said: "Man who looks on Phantom's naked face will surely die a horrible death."
The real truth about him may never be known, except that he is good, clever, strong and brave. He and his ancestors have always fought on the side of good against evil.
The nemesis of evil-doers everywhere...ruler of the jungle... he works alone... The Phantom!
Yep we have The Phantom in purple. Read more at » http://www.deepwoods.org/purple.html
The Phantom is a comic strip created by Lee Falk (also creator of Mandrake the Magician), recounting the adventures of a costumed crime-fighter called the Phantom. The series began with a daily newspaper strip on February 17, 1936, which was joined by a color Sunday strip in May of 1939; both are still running as of 2006 and are read by millions of people every day. Lee Falk died in 1999, and the newspaper comics are now written by Tony DePaul and drawn by Paul Ryan (daily strip) and Graham Nolan (Sunday strip).
Previous artists on the newspaper strip include Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy, Bill Lignante, Sy Barry, George Olesen, Keith Williams and Fred Fredericks. The Phantom is also successfully published in comic books throughout the world, by several different publishers.
The Phantom is credited as being the first "costumed superhero", i.e. the first crimefighter to wear the skintight costume attributed to comic book superheroes, and being the first hero to have white eyes behind his mask, a phenomenon very common with superheroes » Learn more.