Annual Books

King Comic Annual – UK 1954

Published in the UK by L.Miller & Son Ltd. London in 1954, this 48 page full color softcover book does not contain any Phantom comic strips, even though the Phantom appears on the footer of the front cover.

The Phantom Comic Album – UK 1965-1967

The Phantom Comic Album books are published by World Distributors Limited in Wisconsin, USA, but released in the UK in 1965 and 1967. They’re printed in full color and contain 68 pages.

These books featured a variety of content, including general knowledge articles, comic book stories, comic strips and a variety of activity pages ranging from crossword puzzles to animal quizzes.

They were also released in the Netherlands by Nooitgedacht in the same years as the UK versions, 1965 and 1967.

Comic Cartoon Annual – UK 1967

Published in the UK by Purnell and Sons Ltd in 1967, this 64 page full color hardcover book contains not only the Phantom, but also Popeye, Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician and other characters.

The Phantom Annual – UK 1967-1968

Published by World Distributors Limited, these 2 hardcover books were released in 1967 and 1968, containing approximately 68 pages each in full color, in the UK.

These books featured a variety of content, including general knowledge articles, comic book stories, comic strips and a variety of activity pages ranging from crossword puzzles to animal quizzes.

TV Tornado Annual – UK 1968-1971

These hard cover books were released in 1968, 1969 and 1971 by the Western Publishing Company in the UK, containing approximately 96 pages.

The TV Tornado Annual books are a hard cover series issued once a year, featuring comic book characters such as the Phantom, Tarzan, Flash Gordon, The Green Hornet, etc. They contain comic strips, short stories and puzzles. We see the Phantom featured on 2 covers out of the 3 below.

Fantomens Stora Presentbok – Sweden 1969

The 1968 annual which was released in the UK (see above), was also released by Semic Press in Sweden in 1969.

The Phantom Annual – 1970

The 1968 Phantom annual which was released in the UK (see above), was also released in 1970 in various counties.

  • Fantomet Annual in Denmark by Interpresse A/S.
  • Fantomet Gavebok in Norway by Romanforlaget.
  • India.

The Phantom Annual – Brazil 1971

The 1967 Phantom annual which was released in the UK (see above), was also released by RGE in Brazil in 1971.

Defenders of the Earth Annual – UK 1989

The Defenders of the Earth Annual was published by Marvel Books Ltd in the UK in 1989. This hardcover book contains 64 pages and is published in full color.