Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Phantom v2 #70 - Don Newton art & cover

The Phantom v2 #70 charlton comic book cover art by Don Newton
Don Newton
The Phantom v2 #70, 1976 - A missing artifact prompts the Cairo Museum to seek the help of the Phantom. This issue pays homage to both the exotic mystery genre and Humphrey Bogart films. The actor appears in character (along with Lauren Bacall and others) throughout the story, even replicating certain scenes from Casablanca and The African Queen. Don Newton captures their likenesses perfectly within his dark, brooding style. His opening splash is a well-designed montage, providing necessary context for the plot. The following page is even more super, depicting the Phantom and Bogart in dramatically cinematic lighting. This is number 4 of 7 Phantom issues with Newton art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Newton or Phantom issues. See also this blog's Newton checklist.
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Newton cover painting = **
"The Mystery of the Mali Ibex"
Newton story pencils and inks 21 pages = *****
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The Phantom v2 #70 charlton comic book page art by Don Newton
Don Newton
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