Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Phantom Insider 2

What I thought was a cameo has turned out to be a regular feature. Back in December I noted the appearance of Lee Falk in the comic strip, The Phantom. The current creative team of Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan had brought in the creator of the strip, Lee Falk back as a character to provide a synopsis and introduce a new storyline.

Now that the current story arc is wrapping up, here's Mr. Falk again to introduce the next chapter. As with the previous appearance, he's been drawn into the scene, but speaks directly to the reader. (click on image to enlarge)

It's a nice touch, and a nod by the creative team to the long history of the strip. And for the novice who doesn't recognize the significance of Falk, it also doesn't get in the way of the story. Another well-done cameo. I'll be looking for future appearances.

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