The Phantom stickers were produced by Fratelli Spada in Italy and France in 1977 and 1982. The stickers are found in select comic books as free give-way inclusions across a number of comic books featuring the Phantom, Mandrake the Magician and Flash Gordon. The stickers are found on a sheet inside the front cover, before the commencement of the first page, glued into the binding.
The randomly placed stickers feature 3 different characters, the Phantom, Mandrake the Magician and Flash Gordon, with 2 stickers found within the comic book. 2 different designs are seen for each comic character, a total of 6 different stickers. As the comic’s were published in both Italy and France, text is seen in local languages on the stickers.
The 2 Phantom sticker designs produced for the free give-way promotion can be seen below, with the stickers round in shape once removed from the backing sheet.
On the Italian sticker, we see the words ‘Leggendatio! Insuperabile! – L’Uomo Mascherato’, which translates to ‘Legendary! Unsurpassed! – The Phantom’. On the French sticker, we see the words ‘Legendaire! Imbattable! – Le Fantome’, which translates to ‘Legendary! Unbeatable! – The Phantom’.
Following are the comic books which the Fratelli Spada stickers are found.