The Phantom Pop Art Book Cover was produced by King Features Syndicate and then packaged by Penn State Industries, a wholesale manufacturing company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA in 1966.
Publisher King Features Syndicate was a positive force in the community and worked closely with schools to promote the academic value of its comic book characters and publications. There’s evidence of this dating back to 1947 and even earlier with the PUCK newspaper campaign.
The Pop Art Book Cover’s were designed to be used by kids to cover and protect their school books and came in packs of 4 book covers in clear see-through plastic packaging.
The Pop Art Book Cover series contained another 3 King Features Syndicate comic book characters besides the Phantom. The other characters are Mandrake the Magician, Flash Gordon and Prince Valiant.
The Pop Art Book Cover series were sold in newsagents and department stores.
The images found on the Pop Art Book Cover series are the same as those found on the posters produced by the United Book Guild in USA in 1966.
Thank you Christopher Smith for assisting with images and information.